La Amistad Trail: Mount Totumas to La Amistad National Park

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A 12km hike into the upper reaches of the Rio Colorado Valley inside La Amistad National Park. We started at The Bellbird Lodge and took the La Amistad Trail that merged with the main trail of the national park in the upper headwaters of the Rio Colorado.

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An hour into the hike we left MTCF and entered into PILA (Parque Internacional La Amistad)

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Trail slipping into old growth cloud forest

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The old abandoned car covered with epiphytes is slowly returning to minerals.

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Sabine would rather drive than hike

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Crossing the Rio Colorado on our way to the old cabin way up at 2400m

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Approaching the old cabin.

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Up on the balcony overlooking cloud forest

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Joyful Joy

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pila 31 Yours truly inspecting an orchid off a fallen tree.

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pilan10 Composite flower in cloud forest

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pila 42 Beautiful lady slipper flowers. Anyone know what species this is?

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pila 44 New small micro orchid close up

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Gesneriaceae family, genus Campanea, maybe sp. is grandiflora.

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Flower cluster at end of vine

pila 5 Amazing new orchids seen today

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