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Stories and Tips Parque Nacional Volcan Baru

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Hiking Volcán Barú

Written by Mandan Lynn on 11 Mar, 2013

Volcán Barú is the highest mountain in Panama, so naturally we wanted to be at the top. When I told the girl at the hostel desk if we could get directions to the volcano, she seemed surprised that we were going hiking during the day.…Read More


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Part 1: Where there's a will...

Written by buzz_1919 on 23 Oct, 2006

Tony The Guide: I arrived in Boquete in the morning and was greeted by Tony, a guide who was born in Panama City, but lived in Texas for many years and speaks perfect English. Tony was a nice guy; age 30-something, acts 19, but knows…Read More


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Part 4: My Legs are Killing Me!

Written by buzz_1919 on 23 Oct, 2006

Psych'd To Go: I have done very little hiking in my life, and what I have done; I would consider "light" hiking. At 27, I am in good shape - I play hockey, ride my mountain bike about 20-40 miles once a week, and exercise…Read More


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Part 2: Heading Up

Written by buzz_1919 on 23 Oct, 2006

Heading Up: The hike starts steep, and doesn’t let up. After about 100 yards, I was out of breath, clutching the straps of my backpack, staring straight down and wondering how much further I would go before I would give up. The coolness of the night…Read More


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Part 3: Heading down

Written by buzz_1919 on 23 Oct, 2006

Heading Down: On the way up Baru I was racing the sun in order to see that sunrise. Going down, I was racing something else. Around 2PM in Boquete it rains - and it rains a lot. I definitely wanted to get down the volcano…Read More


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La Artilleria Trail

Written by Jose Kevo on 23 Oct, 2006

This short but grueling trek is the only one reviewed not within the National Park. The peak is located on eastern side of the Boquete valley, and is a favorite of Panamanians. Since it's on private property, ask around with guides for an escort.Considering these…Read More


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Over-the-Hill in Panamá; the Photo Tour

Written by Jose Kevo on 23 Oct, 2006

When it comes to crash-course collisions, is there anything that pits denial against reality quicker than the aging factor? As time marches on, funny how the female clock is said to tick towards producing youth, while timepieces of the other gender tock for trying to…Read More


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