night walk in Costa Rica

My first night in the cloud forrest I signed up for a 2 hour night hike.

I’d done something similar twice in the past: 1) Amazon and 2) Nepali jungle. Both were terrific. This one was too.

There are a number of choices. But Kinkajou Night Walk seems to be the most popular.

We saw a kinkajou. A sloth. Tarantula, sleeping toucans, frogs, snakes and huge insects. I’d not imagined a cockroach that large. Not even in a nightmare. The Walking Sticks are cool.

Somebody forgot to email me the memo reminding to wear long pants and long sleeves when walking through a jungle at night with a flashlight. I was the only person wearing shorts.

It’s spooky enough to keep your adrenaline high. One beetle or another is regularly flying at your head.

red-eyed frog

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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