Into the Wild Jungle
Hiking out of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, the transient lighting that afternoon yielded beautiful vistas of sun-drenched farmlands and cloud-kissed mountains.
The going was tough especially with steep climbs in sweltering heat and unbearable humidity, skeeters and midgets waiting at every junction to feast on your blood, slippery trail conditions to challenge even the most well-balanced hiker, and many more.
Yet, the rewards were plentiful. It was a natural detox after spending months in urban surroundings, and the sense of camaraderie one develops with fellow hikers and with the guides is unsurpassed. And, of course, the photographic opportunities were beyond par.
While I did not want to leave that beautiful scene on the way out, after 4 days in the jungle, I was ready to get back to civilization and enjoy the creature comforts of modern life.
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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