We spent some time at the Boquete Tree Trek in the mountains of Chiriqui Province. Of course I took lots of photos! I’m going through them now and I’ll be posting the ones I want to share as I get organized.
We arrived late in the afternoon in time to see a really beautiful sunset. The next morning we decided to go hiking. There was a road that went up from the resort, with the emphasis on UP! We climbed and climbed, thankful for all the biking that has made our legs stronger. It was interesting and beautiful though, and I was glad to be there.
There were many coffee plants on the hills above the resort.
This beautiful and interesting plant has edible fruit that is used in juice. We bought one home to try it.
There were some magnificent trees. Look at the huge trunk of this one!
These plants were everywhere. We were told later that they are called umbrella plants, and the tough and scratchy leaves are also good for washing dishes.
It’s really beautiful and we had a nice, clear, sunny day.
The views got more and more beautiful.
The trees have an amazing amount of other plant life growing on them.
More huge trees. I don’t think it’s possible to show the size and height in a photograph.
We’re really getting up there! We could see the road we came up way down below.
A beautiful view of Volcan Baru
We wandered down a side path
When we were coming down a couple Indians passed us on their way up to pick coffee.
To the east the clouds are rolling over the tops of the mountains.
There were a lot of wildflowers and interesting plants, so I’ll post some photos of them next.