Ángel: You know, there’s a club in your hotel that is well-known throughout the island. You should definitely check it out.
Maritza: (A bit incensed) Don’t send him there! That place is a meat market; they’ll try to eat him alive!
Ángel: (Completely calm) Of course… that’s the whole idea.
This weekend I got out of San Juan and visited El Yunque, the rainforest of Puerto Rico. Hiking is not typically my forte, but I was curious to see a rainforest (I don’t count those childhood visits to the rainforest at Baltimore Aquarium), and the challenge of hiking to the peak was too good to pass up. So here is my hike in pictures…
11:20am: It's 2.4mi. to the top (and a 1378ft. increase in elevation), and this sign says it will take me 2hrs. We'll see about that... clock starts now, and GO!
11:30am: Several small streams work their way down the mountain.
11:45am: Doesn't it look like a shot straight out of Treausure Island?
12:00pm: Very steamy.
12:12pm: The view from this vista point took my breath away... it seemed like I could see from one end of the island to the other.
12:24pm: We've done it! Made it to the top with a time of 1hr. 4min.!
12:47pm: ... or not. Well you can kind of see, right? :(
Since I wasn't able to give you a panoramic view from the top, here's a parting shot of El Yunque from La Coca Falls.
Well, some thick fog completely shrouded my view from the peak, but I still made good time getting there, so I'm putting this one in the "win" column.
More to come this week. I promise. :)