We choose to go to the canopy tour at Selvatura (www.selvatura.com).
At first I wasn't sure about the idea of hanging from a thin ribbon suspended
from a wire that is stretched several hundreds of feet
high across jungle valleys and then literally sliding down the wire at about 40 miles
per hour, possibly in the middle of a tropical rain shower.
The tour consisted of 14 platforms on some of the largest trees connected by stainless steel cables. The total length of the tour is 1.8
miles (3 kilometers) cruising through altitudes of up to 300 feet (100 meters).
The whole thing was completely in the rain forest.
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It was awesome!!!
Here we are suiting up
Below is a picture of Colin starting to cross one of the
bigger valleys. It is hard to imagine how far away the end is and how high above
the valley you are. You control your speed with nothing but your strong hand and
a leather glove. The lines are mostly designed so that you actually don't slow
down until the very very end.
Here you can see Colin about 1/3 of the way across.
In the pictures below I am approaching a landing platform.
Here you see Nevada at the starting point where you hook up
for each line. In this picture you can see the equipment you use. A few straps
and a leather glove.
We got to try swinging on a very high rope. They called it the
The next day we moved on towards the Selva Verde Lodge in the Caribbean
lowland area, closer to where Ali was studying. It was much more humid with
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