Day three was all about walking along the floor of the cloud covered jungle.
“The trek continues down the Rio Coscapa valley where forests are more developed. The vegetation will be showing more vegetation with lovely larger canopies adorned by bromeliads, mosses and orchids. Bird life is more abundant. After another 6-7 hour walk you will finally reach Chairu at 4,592 ft. (1,400 m). Transfer by car to Coroico. Trip back to La Paz.”
This photo was taken hours after our 5:00 a.m. wake-up call. We departed from camp in the rain and in pitch blackness, and walked for more than an hour along a narrow path right on the edge of a very precipitous fall–definitely not a place for a slip up!
Celebrating victory as I crossed the “finish line!”
This trek was not only a celebration of my recent return to good health, it was also a celebration of the hope that resides in each and every person who lives with inflammatory arthritis, and of the will to keep moving.
Please join me in these celebrations by making a donation to Show Us Your Hands! a nonprofit charity organization that serves to unite and inspire people who live with inflammatory arthritis. 100% of all funds donated will go directly towards community programs, including the Inflammatory Arthritis Community Collage, the Our Hands Can! Photo Book, and community posters.
For more information, please visit trekforhope.causevox.com.
Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!