Properly fueled, we got in our little rental and made the pilgrimage to Poas Volcano National Park. This park allows you to hike up to the lip of an active volcano. That's pretty cool! Because of the elevation, the views are often obscured by clouds, but the wind moves things along pretty well, and it's apparently just a matter of a few minutes between no visibility and good visibility. We got some great shots, but to be honest, the crater really looked to me like a man-made quarry, although with a sulphuric smell. There is also a lake at the top of the volcano; that was totally socked in with fog. No views of Botos Lagoon for us.
|Best view we got of Botos Lagoon..|
|One of the Waterfalls...|
|Well, while we couldn't SEE the lagoon, we could read about it...|
|This depicts the epic Toucan vs Horse battle of 1835.|
|Did I mention that there were lots and lots and lots of stairs?|
|Yep, another waterfall?|
|View from the hot tub... not bad!|
|Pretty bird, pretty bird.|
|Possibly one of the cutest creature on the planet... so sleepy!|
|Elevation profile for my run... down, down, down... up, up, up!|
Down was on the road, up was on the trails at the Peace Lodge/La Paz.
More to come!