Monteverde Extremo
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On Top of the World: As high as the clouds
On my recent road trip through the provinces of Costa Rica, one of our stops was the Monteverde - Santa Elena cloud forest reserves in the province of Guanacaste. One of the most popular activities here is zip lining as you get to zip through and above the canopy of the cloud forests. They're called cloud forests for a reason. During the wet season and often times even throughout the rest of the year the surrounding mountain ranges trap the clouds within the forest such that walking through it can feel like you're walking through mist and clouds. The result is the verdant beauty that is evident even during the dry season, as the photo shows. This shot was taken off of one of the hanging bridges of Selvatura. Walking across it and gazing out at the seemingly never ending expanse of trees is a wonderful feeling. Zip lining through it, on the other hand, is a 'OMG! I'm flying!' sort of feeling that although can not be captured on camera, is also one of the things in life best experienced firsthand!
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