In order to really grasp the vastness, beauty, and diversity of the rainforest you need to see it from more than one perspective.  So, to get a better view we started our day with a climb. 

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The La Selva’s research observatory tower

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My pink harness used to keep me from falling OUT of the tower, but not falling DOWN the tower

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We climbed up the first tower then had to cross the bridge to the second tower

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The top of the second tower

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I made it to the top!  From above the canopy we could see the Barva, Irazu and Turrialba Volcanos in the distance. The best part, however, was the free air conditioning!  The breeze up here was amazing and a nice change from the humid and stagnant air on the rainforest floor.

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Here is a little perspective from Google Maps.  We are at point A and I have circled the three volcanos in the area.  Notice the dark green – most of that is protected rainforest thanks for the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS). 

 

 

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