La Ciudad Perdida .... The Lost city
Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
289Trip End Ongoing
Besides me, our tour group included a German couple, my friend Joel from Holland, and a guy from Switzerland, Israel and England plus our guide Alvero and the porter, Jose. On the first day, we got a late start due to mechanical problems with the Toyota Landcruiser that takes us to the first town. Halfway up the mountain, the rear suspension broke making us hike an extra hour for the day. You should have seen the mud and trenches on the mountain ride climbing to the first town ... it is no wonder the truck broke. Our second day of hiking took us past a small camp with a cocaine lab nearby, however, the word was out that the para-militaries said we were not allowed to see it .. and we didnīt. The trail is in terrible condition and nothing but mud. Each night we arrive at camp soaking wet from rain and sweat but nothing dries overnight in the near 100% humidity of the jungle ... so wet, smelly clothes and boots go back on each morning. Arriving at the Lost City, however, was well worth the effort. Even though the site is fairly small, it is so remote and mystical here that Iīm certainly glad I came. I will try to post as many photos with individual stories as I can.