Day 8 - March 24 Mountain bike - 43.4 km (22.6 miles), 678 meters (2,224 ft) elevation gain. The porters and guides caught a bus to the beach then on to San José and back to the Caribbean. You'll probably notice a significant drop-off in the quality of the pictures for the next few days. … [Read more...]
Experiences With the People and Places
Want to know how to make tamales? Well you start with 50 kilos of pork...at least if you're helping in the kitchen preparing for the fiesta patronal in Fortuna Bagaces you do. The entries in this blog tell story of how we came by our tamale recipe and many other experiences we've had getting to know Costa Rica.
Day 9 - March 25 Mountain bike - 36.8 km (22.4 miles), 618 meters (2,028 ft) elevation gain. We had to ride a short segment of the Pan American because you can't cross Costa Rica without crossing it. Riding on Highway 1 is a scary proposition but we went early in the morning and only had to … [Read more...]
Day 10 - March 26 Mountain bike - 31.7 km (19.7 miles), 867 meters (2,844 ft) elevation gain, 1,562 meters (5,124 ft) elevation loss. There was a relaxed feel about the ride today. We knew it was all downhill (except for the uphill parts) and there was a beautiful beach (literally Playa … [Read more...]
Community Gear List Back country food/cooking for eight days (see meals below for grocery list) 8 dinners (RAY – 4, ANDY – 3, CHRIS - 1) Water filters (RAY - MSR micro) (CHRIS - second filter) Chemical/peroxide water system (RAY) Water bag 20L this is so we can filter in camp instead of … [Read more...]
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Corcovado National Park, December 2005 The Park has reopened to visitors, but the full extent of the damage won’t be clear for quite some time. Some estimates suggest that half of the endangered spider monkey population died over the past two months. The park was closed in mid-November amid … [Read more...]