Archive for December, 2005

Into the Jungle

In : El Peru, General, Picture Pages, Travel, Posted by on Dec.12, 2005

For Thanksgiving this year, we loaded up the truck, caravaned over the Ticlio pass (15,000 feet–ask Riley how she likes oxygen from a tank!), and drove down, across a washed-out bridge, into the interior rain forests of San Ramon. We ended our trip–after a relaxing two-hour drive up a mountain on a one-lane gravel road–at the Pampa Hermosa Eco-Lodge.

The lodge offered a gorgeous setting, much relaxation, a remarkable variety of bugs, and hikes. In case any of you were unaware, Kirsten and I are not what you would typically term “hikers.” After our five-hour trek 1000 feet up into the cloud forest, our status has not changed. Given my performance on the trip down the hill, I would be more accurately described as a “faller.” On the plus side, however, my roll down the hill only took about half the time of the walk up it.

So for pictures of the Pampa Hermosa Death March, Riley meeting a cow, and an impressive pile of artichokes, check out the photo gallery.