Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Pipeline Trail


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...



Ha!



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 

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28 comments:

DJan said...

So beautiful, Sharon! All of it, including the pipeline to my surprise. :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

What a wonderful trip. Gorgeous trails to explore, beautiful butterflies to see, birds to hear, thanks for sharing Sharon

Adam Jones said...

Love the geese and that stunning butterfly.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Ida said...

Looks like an awesome trip. There were so many great photos here, the sleeping dog was so cute, the geese were fun, such lush greenery. Not sure I'd walk on whatever that was that you were on (it looked scary). I'd crosee the little bridges though and that butterfly/moth was so pretty.

Caren Gittleman said...

oh my what gorgeous photos!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love looking at your world.
love
tweedles

jandi said...

what a beautiful trail! I love that blue moth! and the sleeping dog..

Molly said...

It all looks so green and lush, what a lovely place

Mollyxxx

carol l mckenna said...

What an experience you had and great photography ~


Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Kelly Kardos said...

This looks like a place I'd go and marvel at. That keeping dog with his legs dangling is adorable. Visiting from Lisa's

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those signs are really cute.

Maggid said...

terrific adventure - thank you for sharing . . The first time i met Mother Teresa - she walked in to a room surrounded by ladies dressed exactly alike . . . your tree story made me remember . . . maybe, it's all of us together . . . still, that's a challenging idea . . .

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos! I love the dog, the geese and the gorgeous butterfly.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful photos from your visit to Panama. The sleepy dog and geese are cute. I love the butterfly, gorgeous colors. The flowers are pretty. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Lisa Kerner said...

Your hike looks fabulous. There is so much to see over there. The dog made me chuckle as well, he looks like he had a nice sunny spot to sleep in. I am really enjoying your posts.

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

Anni said...

What a delightful tour you took us on. So verdant, so Summerlike. I really enjoyed it all. Right down to the domestic geese.

I really appreciate you participating and sharing such wonderful birds with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Thanks so much.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You saw some amazing sights! I'm so glad you took photos to share! Love those geese and seeing how people live. Hugs, Diane

jeannettestgermain said...

At least you can't get lost at this trail! Beautiful details Sharon! But I was a bit freaked out at where you were standing - I hope this was not a "bridge?" You have to get some guts to do these kind of trails:)
Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful blue/brown butterfly for SEASONS! Each time am looking forward at your interesting posts! Have a great week, and "see" you soon:)

CountryMouse said...

It looks like an interesting place to explore and those bridges look interesting.

Joyful said...

A beautiful hike. It was startling to see the pipeline along the trail.

NC Sue said...

Great photos as always, Sharon.
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/simply-squirrelly.html

Klara said...

very nice area to hike.

Handmade in Israel said...

Such beautiful photos! Looks like a lovely trail. Here from Seasons.

Rhonda Albom said...

Looks like a lovely hike. I was in Central America recently but I didn't get the chance to hike

bettyl-NZ said...

It looks like a great hike with wonderful scenery! I love your geese.

jMo said...

Ah ha, tat's why. You must be in better shape than the pooch. Gorgeous pics.

Natasha Hill said...

These are stunning shots Sharon, I love that photo of the butterfly! - Tasha