Puma Central

27 01 2007

In the morning, our driver offered to give us a lift to the nearest town to use the Internet. He also said that there are a few hiking trails that go from there, so we´d be able to hike back to the campsite within 2 hours.

The town, unfortunately, turned out to be a few strange buildings in the middle of the park. The ´Internet´was actually only available in the reception of the local hostel. The guy let us use it for an hour, which was funny because we were confused with the employees of the hostel by the visitors.

About an hour later, when everybody already left, me and Alex decided to head back.

The road back was actually more than 2 hours, but we figured we had plenty of time. We were walking on the dirt road for about 20 minutes, but then got a little bit bred, so we decided to go off-the road and climb the nearest mountain. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but about halfway into that, we realized that even if the way up was feasible, the way down would be a whole other ´pickle´.

So, we came down and continued. On the way, we did another small hike and eventually just hitched a ride back to the hotel. The driver that picked us up was curious as to why we were walking on the road. When asked why, he said that there were a lot of pumas in the area. When we got back to the campsite and broke this news to our driver, Dan, he didn´t seem surprised. In fact, he also mentioned that there were a lot of landmines left on the land, as there were a few military conflicts that took place in this area. I kind of wish we knew that before we started climbing random mountains.

Later in the day, we did another hike – awesome pictures are coming up later – and then called it a night at about 11.






4 responses

10 03 2009

Krasivo, a tam mojno kupat’sya?! 🙂

10 03 2009

Mozhno, mozhno… esli ostorozhno i nikto ne zametit 🙂

No naskol’ko ja pomniu, mi tam ne videli nikogo tak…

13 01 2013


My sister is there now (13/01/13) and she did see and photograph a puma, but I was only joking about the land mines. Dan just agreed with me to help with the joke.


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