A Trek across the Rope Bridges of Northern Costa Rica

We headed out to do some spelunking in the morning, but the bridge had collapsed. When we walked up to a bunch of workmen that were working on the bridge to find out how long it would be, they just looked at us like we were crazy for wanting to know something like that.

So we went back through Fortuna and to the other side of the Arenal dam to a natural preserve where they have all sorts of rope bridges, spiders, snakes, and other things that keep the couches of psychiatrists’ couches busy.

Here is a collection of pictures from the day. The first batch here is of a colony of ants we found. They were climbing up a tree on one side of the trail, cutting leaves, and taking them back across the trail, through branches and trees, and off to some destination we could not find. The third picture there is of the hundreds of leaves the ants dropped along the way. Strangely, the ants would not pick them back up, instead choosing to climb a 100 foot tree to go cut a new leaf. I do not understand this but I did not lose sleep over it.

Ants on Parade

Ants Carrying Leaves

Dropped Along the Way

Monty and Will

Alien Podules

Snakal Pose


Walk of Phobias

Ropal Bridge

  • Will

    I didnt really realize the irony of that day until now… The concrete bridge collapses, so we decide that we instead of caving we will go walk on the “rope” bridges that were suspended 150 ft in the air.

    Our faith in Costa Rican bridge building sounds like it was misplaced that day.

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  • Noticia importante para todos los ticos: http://www.diarioextra.com/2008/mayo/05/nacionales08.php POR NO ACEPTAR TRÁFICO DE INFLUENCIAS LE CORTARON LA CABEZA A BERROCAL: Así de contundente fueron las declaraciones del ex director de la Fuerza Pública, Fabio Pizarro, quien visitó DIARIO EXTRA para exponer lo que considera ha sido un montaje político para dañar la imagen del ex ministro Berrocal y la suya, solo por no aceptar el tráfico de influencias.

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