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    Nature hiking is not about rushing to the end, but more about looking at what surrounds you, relaxing and learning more about Boquete's natural beauty. We hike "Off the Beaten Path" it's the best way to hike and to take in nature. This Wednesday 11/29 is for the intermediate to advanced hiker. We’ll meet at the Boquete Library located in Bajo Boquete along the main road leading into town at 8:30 AM., carpooling from there to a side road off the Jaramillo loop (on the Hotel Oasis side). When we hike down this road and back, we’ll see Lucero and if we’re lucky may even see the Pacific. The road is called the La Estrella/ El Valle. It’s not too bad of a gravel road with lots of up and down but no extended periods of either. Lots of fun sites and good company. This is a gravel road so wearing shorts are fine, if you prefer. Bring water, raingear, bug spray, wear sunblock and a snack. Do what you feel comfortable with and come join the fun. See you on the trail. We meet at different locations twice a week. Wednesday for the intermediate to advanced hiker, EZ Friday is for the beginner, even for the advanced hiker and especially for the nature lover, birder and photographer. Email Jere McCormick to be placed on the hiking email listing to receive your weekly announcements. jere chica @gmail .com (no spaces) What does nature "hiking off the beaten" mean? No hikes on asphalt, we hike where the guides don't take the visitors 95% of the time, we hike in the surrounding hills of Boquete and in rainforest area - even during the rainy season. See you on trails.....
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    Meeting Wed., 8/30/2017, at 8:30 A.M., in front of Sugar & Spice, leaving at 8:35. Carpooling to the El Salto area, hiking down the valley up to the Camiseta area. Intermediate to advanced will really enjoy this one with its green valley, beautiful landscapes, quiet back road and a great workout! This will be a 3 + hour hike - out and back. Pack rain gear, plenty of water, snack, rain gear, cap/hat, sunblock and bug spray. Wear hiking shoes and bring along hiking sticks. See you on the trail, Jere McCormick
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    Meeting 8:30 A.M. in front of Mort's Bakery at Plaza San Francisco located in Alto Boquete. Park your car on the side road. We carpool at 8:35 to Palmira Centro to begin a 2 +hour nature walk to the cemetery and a bit beyond. A nice hike part asphalt road and dirt road mostly. This is the lowest point in Palmira. Remember to pack rain gear, water, bug spray, sunblock, hat/cap and if you want your camera and binocs as well. Hiking sticks too and wear good comfortable hiking shoes or gym shoes with good outer sole treads. See you on the trail.
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    Wednesday 8:30 A.M. meeting at Plaza San Francisco in front of Mort's Bakery. At 8:35, we carpool to the Lucero area to begin our hike on a dirt path along a water channel, passing the La Estrella Represa (La Estrella Water Reservoir) on a road leading to Caldera. We will NOT be hiking to Caldera this time. We hike until, we reach the area that overlooks the Talamanca mountain range a beautiful sight to see - on a clear day. The total time for this hike out and back will be 3 + hours. The trail: A delightful flat for the most part, terrain is dirt (no slippery clay mud), we walk on asphalt for a short distance then back on dirt. Remember to pack rain gear. Pack water, a snack, sun block, bug spray and bring binocs to see birds and camera to capture them in your lens.
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    Meeting 8:30 A.M. on the Boquete Library square at 8:35 we carpool to the trailhead - Pipeline Trail. Our hike will be 2 plus hours. Please bring $3.00, exact change would be helpful for the worker collecting - this is the entry fee. This is another perfect area for nature buffs, birders and for the person who wants to do some exercise on that morning. It is part meadow, then the trail becomes a rainforest with the Rio Caldera gently flowing alongside the trail. We may not hear or see a Quetzal as, it is not yet the mating season, but then one never knows. There are many birds to spot on this trail so bring along binocs. We will also see the oldest tree in the area over 1000 years. This magnificent tree has survived at least one Volcan Baru eruption. So as you can tell there is much to see on this trail. Pack rain gear as well as water, a snack, binocs, camera and remember your hiking sticks. Wear long pants, hiking shoes or gym shoes with good outer sole treads. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful - Alice Walker See you on the trail - Jere McCormick
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    Join us for a 3 hour hike in the beautiful highlands of Palmira this Wednesday. Meeting 8:30 A.M. at Plaza San Francisco's parking lot, leaving at 8:35. Palmira is a great place to go hiking - fresh air, rolling hills, quiet away from the hustle & bustle and traffic. A few photos from the area of Palmira with it's many country lanes and trails in Centro, Arriba & Abajo. Pack your rain gear! To be placed on the group email listing: jere chica @ gmail .com (no spaces). See you on the trails, Jere McCormick In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful - Alice Walker
  7. At 8:00 A.M. meeting in front of Sugar & Spice - leaving at 8:05 car pooling to the Horqueta Highlands to begin our 3 to 4 hour hike. This hike is for intermediate to advanced hikers as, we will be hiking upwards all the way to one of Boquete's few and amazing Organic Farms. Requirements to be in good health able to walk for 3+ hours up a fairly steep hill and back down. This area has beautiful views, landscapes and on a clear days fantastic views of Volcan Baru. Pack water, rain gear, bug spray, cap/hat, a snack, wear hiking shoes and bring your hiking sticks. I have some to loan. No need to RSVP - just show up. See you on the trail - Jere McCormick
  8. Intermediate to advanced are invited to join us this Wednesday. Meeting at 8:00 A.M. in front of Sugar & Spice, then at 8:05 car pooling to the trail head leading into Sendero El Pianista. This hike will be 4 plus hours more or less. Pack rain gear, water, snack or lite lunch, bug spray, and cap/hat. Bring along your hiking sticks and wear hiking shoes. I have hiking sticks to loan you. No need to RSVP - just show up. See you on the trail - Jere McCormick, group organizer.
  9. Boquete Nature Hikes meeting at Sugar & Spice on Wednesday at 8:30 A.M. Car pooling to 8:35 to the the trail head in Alto Jaramillo in a semi cloud forest. This hike is for intermediate to advanced hikers, so put on your hiking boots and get ready for a real nature hike on a private "off the beaten path" trail. Pack rain gear, cap/hat, bug spray, water, snack, camera and binocs. This is a nature hike, we will be looking for birds and listening for their call as well as searching for the unusual plant, mushroom and insects. Just show up no need to RSVP.See you on the trail, Jere McCormick
  10. Hiking "off the beaten path" and walking through a nature wonderland! That's what, the Boquete Nature Hikes will be doing this Wednesday. We meet in front of Sugar & Spice again at 8:30 A.M leaving at 8:35 as, then car pool to Bajo Mono to hiked the Cascada Escondida as the locals call it and/or as the gringos have named it The Pipeline Trail. On that morning, we may hear and see the Resplendent Quetzales as their season is beginning. Bring $3.00 for entry fee or if you have a jubilado card $1.50. Exact change please. This is one of the favorite trails in Boquete for birders. The trail is in shade, in semi-rain forest and the trail is marked. Cascada Escondida has some very old trees, one in particular dates back to 1,000 years. This hike will be run about 3 hours. Requirements, to be in good health. Pack water, snack, bug spray, cap/hat, binocs and your camera. Wear hiking boots and bring your hiking sticks (I have some to loan). Here are a few photos from the trail. Just show up - no need to RSVP. See you on the trail
  11. This Wednesday a NEW twist to the usual EZ Wednesday Hike. This week our hike is more for the intemediate to advanced hikers in our group and we wil be hiking a NEW trail for many but, not for me. Meeting 8:30 A.M. in front of Sugar & Spice at 8:35 carpooling to the El Salto area down to the canyon and up into the Camiseta area passing the road that leads to the entrance of the Volca Baru. This hike will be around 4 hours - mas o menos. Requirements: be in good health. Also pack water and a snack, wear sunblock, hiking boots or gym shoes with very good outer sole treads, hiking sticks will come in handy on this hike and of course bring your camera. Here are a few photos. No need to RSVP, just show up.
  12. The nature walk on Wednesday is a very good hike for the beginner as well as the nature lover and photographer. Meeting in Alto Boquete at the Plaza San Francisco parking lot at 8:30 A.M. Carpooling 8:35 to the La Estrella area for a relaxing 3 hour nature walk and is mostly flat. We will see horses roaming the area, water birds and other natural wonders. Going on nature hikes can be relaxing, meditational and slow the urge to rush. So join us and meet like-minded people. Requirements: being in good health is advised. Pack rain gear, cap/hat, water, wear sunblock, hiking boots or gym shoes with very good outer sole treads. No need to RSVP just show up. See you on the trail.
  13. Join this group every Wednesday for an enjoyable 2-3 hour morning nature hike in the Boquete district meeting time is always 8:30 A.M. Nature hiking is fun and a great way to see the Boquete area on foot and "off the beaten path". We are group who enjoys nature whether, we hike in the cloud forest, the highlands or the lowlands of Boquete there is always something different to see. Come out and join us and meet like-minded people! Meeting place varies depending on where we hike. Email Jere McCormick for location and to be placed on the BNH email list. Meeting this Wednesday at Plaza San Francisco, carpooling to the Jaramillo area to begin our nature walk and bring your camera. Requirements: it is advised to be in good health, pack rain gear, water, hat/cap, wear sunblock, hiking shoes or gym shoes with good outer sole treads and bring your hiking sticks, I have some to loan. Show up if you want to join us! jere chica @ gmail.com (no spaces) See you on the trail. check out my gallery photos on this site and my website www.boquetenaturehike.com
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