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[pct-l] a strange story...
- Subject: [pct-l] a strange story...
- From: email@example.com (Luke Snyder)
- Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 12:27:32 -0800 (PST)
- In-Reply-To: <200201201801.g0KI1Kb69012@edina2.hack.net>
Since this list quite often strays from the topic of
the PCT, I feel I might contribute... Here's an odd
I just got back from Costa Rica...a wonderful
backpacking trip. Nothing like the PCT (except for
the occasional mile long tramp through mud), the
jungle and beach trails I hiked were fantastic.
Early on in my travels, I was trying to avoid a
touristy "jeep, boat, jeep" ride from a place called
Fortuna (a village at the base of Volcan Arenal), to
the cloud forests of Monteverde. The transportation
was $20, but I had all I needed to make the hike,
taking a more direct route, which I figured would be
just about 30-40 miles, and through some amazing
sites. On my own, I dreamed up the perfect hike to
Monteverde, and spent two days looking for a map and
recommendations...with a minimal outcome. I had
enough information, I thought, but spent a muddy,
misty, rainy, and mostly miserable morning looking for
a trail, getting lost, and eventually retreating back
I ended up taking the bus and having a wonderful month
long vacation thereafter.
However...the funny part comes in when I return home
to open up the latest "february" Backpacker magazine,
finding an article about Flyin Brian...and soon enough
the directions of the exact botched hike I dreamed up
in Costa Rica...
Thinking I was original...I guess backpackers have
more in common than I thought.
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