Most exhausting Hike ever done -KELKOLDIJanuary 19 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C
We got a tip from a local, that there is somewhere a super high waterfall in KEKOLDI INDIGENA RESERVA . So we decided to drive there. Once arrive, there was nothing and we took the only road up to the hill. About 5 km more on a real dirty, steep road we wanted to giv up but out of nowhere we found a house and a family was sitting outside. The only word we know fro our project in spanish was "CATARATA" which is the spanish word for waterfall. After a conversation with all arms and legs the owner showed us, that he will putting his shoes on. Once he came back he weared robber boots and had a big machete in his hand and he started to walk. We followed him without knowing where and how long to go.
What followed was the most exhausting hike we have ever done. It was trough the rainforrest mostly with loose Ground with a lot ups and downs. We even do not know but in the end it must hav been about 11-13 km. Since it was still not possible to talk via language we found a way to communicate by hands, sounds and gestures which was needed to get safe to our destination. We had to climb down the hill until we finally reached the highest Waterfall we saw so far. Not a beauty to swim but even more natural Power as the last Waterfall.
I swam as near as possible and it was nearly like to sit in mid of a storm. It is loud, cold and windy but im very happy that i have done it.
After 5 hours we were back at the car. We were very proud of our son who walked the complete way on his own. He slept 2 mins aftersitting in the car. We had to take a nap when we arrive back at our house. One day later and we can still feel every bone :-)
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