It's always a good to remind you every now and then about Wednesday's Boquete Nature Hikes.
This group is for those of us who like to hike, although it's not just about the hiking to the end.
This group is for those who enjoy being out in nature, taking advantage of all Boquete's natural beauty.
So if, you enjoy hiking a bit slower and not racing to the end, then you are more than welcome to join this nature loving hiking group. We do stop many times to smell the roses and admire the beauty surrounding us, such as the above photo of a colorful tree in the meadow.
Wednesday hikes are always for the intermediate to advanced hiker only meaning, you must be able to keep up with the group, be fit and healthy.
This Wednesday June 15, we meet at 8:00 A.M. in front of Sugar & Spice, carpooling at 8:05. I have not hiked in the area, we will be heading to for a number of years. Our starting point is the Springs in Palo Alto on the road leading to the Tree Trek. This quiet road is steep but, with beautiful scenery, although not as steep as last week's hike - this trail has plateaus to take a breather and snap photos.
What can, I say this will be another beauty of a hike as the trail is lined with tall pine trees and other trees dotting the landscape. At this time of year it has creeks flowing along the quiet lane and also the Rio Palo Alto flows along and down the hills, which, we can see at the end.
I prefer hiking this trail during the rainy season, as it turns even more gorgeous with it's rolling hillsides and landscape turning a brilliant 50 shades of green, cattle grazing on the hillside, the tall trees filled to the gills with bromeliads, epiphytes (both are not parasites). Bromeliads hold a lot of water providing the birds a vessel to drink from and also house many different types of insects even roaches and frogs. The area of Palo Alto is in Los Naranjos county in the District of Boquete.
We begin our nature hike right outside the entrance of the Springs residential community. Our hike will last approx. 3 to 4 hours. Our destination is the Tree Trek, we may be stopping along the rock river located behind the TT, then stop to rest in the cozy restaurant for a cup of hot chocolate or if you desire a beer, so bring money.
Pack rain gear, water, a snack, camera to take some great photos, binocs, sunblock, bug juice and wear hiking shoes and bring along your hiking poles. I have some to loan.
No need to RSVP - just show up. A few photos to share with you.
See you on the trail,