Coroma to Kichuguecha

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Through a coco plantation
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Through a coco plantation

 

The Río Coén was still quite wide and deep in the Valle de Talamanca
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The Río Coén was still quite wide and deep in the Valle de Talamanca

 

The forest was interspersed with clearings, small farms and homes like this
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The forest was interspersed with clearings, small farms and homes like this

 

Canon ball tree
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Canon ball tree

 

Even on the edge of La Amistad park miles from the nearest road or village the forest is being cleared for new fields
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Deforestation

Deforestation 

Yes, there's a hiker in the middle of this picture!
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Yes, there's a hiker in the middle of this picture!

 

Whenever the riverbank became too steep or rugged to follow we climbed almost ladder steep straight up and over ridges
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Whenever the riverbank became too steep or rugged to follow we climbed almost ladder steep straight up and over ridges

 

Deforestation was very much in evidence in the Valle de Talamanca
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Deforestation was very much in evidence in the Valle de Talamanca

 

Fossil of a scallop shell
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Fossil of a scallop shell

 

A cable car crosses the Río Coén at Quebrada Orosi on the west end of the Valle Talamanca
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A cable car crosses the Río Coén at Quebrada Orosi on the west end of the Valle Talamanca

 

We took a short break at Quebrada Orosi before the steep 320 meter (1,050 feet) climb out of the Valle Talamanca onto Fila Piste which we followed west four kilometers parallel to the Río Coén which runs in an inaccessible steep walled canyon.
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We took a short break at Quebrada Orosi before the steep 320 meter (1,050 feet) climb out of the Valle Talamanca onto Fila Piste which we followed west four kilometers parallel to the Río Coén which runs in an inaccessible steep walled canyon.

 

Quebrada Orosi
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Quebrada Orosi

 

The trails between Coroma and Kichuguecha are fairly heavily used by the few hundred inigenous who live in the area
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The trails between Coroma and Kichuguecha are fairly heavily used by the few hundred inigenous who live in the area

 

Coroma to Kichuguecha - Day 2

There are 5 parts to this album: Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3Part 4Part 5

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