Another beautiful sun set near Uvita
I took a week off to travel with family and managed to take an actual “vacation” got to see some of the classic Costa Rica attractions and even got to swim around in a rip current for a bit.
the old growth trees were never cut down because they were too big
I met up with Mauricio Mora Lindo for a couple days and we took a ride to check out some runs in the Orosi Vally, It had been raining for a bit and everything was on the high side of crazy. At that point Mauricio turned to me and said, ” O I got something for us, it might have a little wood”. We showed up to a tiny tributary with a fair amount of water in it, the Navarro. Immediately it was off to the races, blind corners, fun boofs, and more then a little wood. During our run Mauricio and I both had close encounters of the wood kind.
just monkeying around
Ferdinand and I met back up, and it was time to get one of his favorites, the Rio Macho. This run is less a river then a pile of rocks on a steep hill. It starts off quick and stays at a feverish pace, tight boof into tighter slot, around a sieve and off an even smaller boof onto a tiny piece of water backed up by a sieve. The Macho stays at that kind of pace for close to 4 miles. Needless to say the first time you do this run you are totally disorientated, tired, and dealing with a huge altitude loss. Ferdinand claims the gradient some where in the 700fpm range, with only one drop over 6 ft, the Rio macho is just plain steep.
Ferdinand on the second 20 footer
Ferdinand getting his nose down on the 30 footer
Ferdinand hard at work in his Blue Pool work shop
5:30am putting on the Patria
Ferdinand surrounded by big holes, and bigger rocks
The boof above pushed all the water into the nasty sieve river right
I was rather captivated by his eye coloration, double click the photo for a closer look
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