Come Walk With Me: El Yunque

(A view from the top of the tower, below)

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Hiking in the rainforest is not something you do every day. The whole family came dressed for adventure, and oddly not for rain (except for Ignacio, who busted out an umbrella, from his pocket). These are some snaps, pre-downpour.

It’s an enchanting forest, filled with plenty of little green details. We didn’t really see birds, but there was an incredible variety of plants.

There is a nice video at the welcome center that explains the significance of El Yunque and the research done there. I really think the welcome desk guy told us to watch the video so he could get his 5 minutes of fame (the old man is in the video).  He wouldn’t give us a map until we watched it. *rolling of the eyes*

Anyway, I digress…

The rainbow tree:

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

 

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Me, posing and trying to make sure I don’t slip, fall and roll down the mountain.

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

A view from the tower:

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

The family, crossing the bridge:

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Moist, green details.

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

Photo belongs to Gabriela Yareliz

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