Thursday, December 22, 2011
Hiking this trail is great; the road it seems can go on forever, thats what it seemed like on that day. Possibly a hiker would be able to carry on for 10 hours or more. Where it ends I have no idea. The road along the this trail has few homes and the further and deeper you go there are fewer cars traveling on it. To get here take the Jaramillo Arriba Road, taking Cerro Sabana road. Many rivers flow along the roadside here and crossing one of the rivers is necessary, though at this of the year it is not deep. We cross the Rio Robalo but this time I decide that instead of balancing on rocks to cross the river, I choose to tread through the river. My new hiking boots are waterproof, it the perfect opportunity to try them out. I purchased them at Sportline, Chiriqui Mall in David near PriceSmart.
This trail is not the greatest to hike on during the rainy season but I thought since the season was ending the trail road would not be as wet. The road is hard red clay and when wet it can be difficult to walk becoming very slippery. It’s okay when walking on an upward incline but walking downward it can become uncomfortable. Only a section of the trail road is clay most of it has small rocks, even so I try to avoid this road during heavy rain.
This trail has much to offer if you enjoy nature and like to take fantastic photos. There are varieties of wild flowers and other things that catch the eye on this road and today, I had many photographic moments.
In the dry season, the group will hike along this road again and will attempt to go up the Piedra La India. We have tried in the past but have always past the trail that leads to a rock but one of our avid hikers found the path leading towards Piedra La India head.
I hope you can join us on that hike. Explore – Discover - Dream