We never really know what we're getting into when we hike in Central America. Most of the time, we end up getting in over our heads, huffing and puffing up an endless hill side. I remember fondly the hikes we took on the Hawaiian islands. All a person has to do is read the Hawaii/Kauai/Maui/Oahu Revealed books and they tell you all you need to know and more. Luckily, The Pipeline Trail in Boquete, Panama turned out to be a dream trail. It didn't have the vistas of some of the breathtaking Hawaii hikes we've conquered, but it was easy, lush, and at 2 1/2 hours round trip, you can accomplish it before lunch. Although, packing a picnic is always fun.
Peruse the sign...
It's always interesting to see how the locals live.
I think the geese are very happy here.
Wild blooming trees and flowers were everywhere. The smell perfumed the whole journey.
There were 4 fun little bridge crossings.
And delightful birds and bugs.
These leaves were the size of manhole covers.
The Pipeline Trail has the distinction of growing the oldest tree in Central America. The only problem was that it wasn't marked. Is this it? I don't know. But we inspected all of the big ones. And there were quite a few great big beauties.
Now you know why it is called the Pipeline Trail!
Are you fed up with door to door solicitors? I ran across a whole new breed, over at The Chorus of the Crows