Corcovado Jungle river crossing

Going to live off the grid requires energy.  And river crossings in many instances.  Sometimes a dozen a day.  Crossings that need to be timed w rains.  8″ inches falling in a couple hours was not unusual on the Osa Peninsula during 2016’s rainy season, of an El Niño year to boot.  I saw rivers rise by several feet in under an hour.  Below the surface of a roiling river’s café au lait surface a rider can chance upon unseen unexpected obstacles, the likes of felled branches and entire trees beside rocks.  It’s common to stumble, and then need to snorkel for both bike n biker.

National Geographic declared this “the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity.”

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