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Old 01-11-2013, 11:41 PM   #946
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My guide was half my age but I was determined not to let him show me up. I ended up passing him and he was following me most of the way. I would wait up at any turns for him. In fact, he crashed 3 times trying to keep up with me. Here he is wiping the blood off his leg (yeh, I know I am boasting again, but it felt good to whip his 20 something ass.......ok, I know, he was also half my size too)

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:45 PM   #947
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Here is the hill "Impossible" for which the park was named for. I understand that a lot of the coffee farmers back in the day would die crossing this trail bringing their coffee to the market. My guide walked his bike down. I rode mine down with both wheels on the verge of lock up the whole way down

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:52 PM   #948
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We got to this point and my guide said we had only one hour left and it was all downhill. I kind of snickered like I wasn't tired yet. So without even telling me, he took me the long way back. It was a way that he had never been before. I knew that because he would stop along the way and ask for directions. It was all up and down steep hills. Even the down hills were brutal. At that point, we were both out of water so he stopped at a random house and he got us some orange flavered drink. I was not sure if it was made with purified water but I didn't care. I was thirsty and drank it all up.
Just when we were ready to collaspe, we made our way back to the town and joked like we were ready for more. We both slept well that night

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:56 PM   #949
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The next day I did another tour with Impossible Tours in Tacuba. This trip involved hiking in to a canyon and jumping off several waterfalls in to deep pools of chilly water. It was so much fun. The hiking was intense too. We climbed down a 200 foot waterfall without ropes.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:57 PM   #950
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Besides jumping, we could also slide down some of the waterfalls on natural waterslides

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #951
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The hiking was intense too hiking in to and out of the canyon

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:59 PM   #952
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Climbing on a waterfall

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:01 AM   #953
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Video

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It is me jumping off a 33 foot waterfall in to a deep pool

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:02 AM   #954
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Another video

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it is another 33 foot jump

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:07 AM   #955
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After a tough couple of days, I checked in a hostel in Juayua El Salvador
I found a nice supermarket and brought back some food to cook up
Here is what I made....
One pound filet mignon ($5)
Mushrooms
Green beans
Potatoes with tomatoes and peppers
Avocado
I ate until I felt sick
It was so good

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:10 AM   #956
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Awesome trip report, Ed.
I like your traveling style with camping most of the time.
Do you drink (I meant wine, beer...) more than when you are at home??!
Ship your bike to Asia, take some weeks in Vietnam, I can show you how fund riding here.
yeh, I might be drinking more but I am doing more too
One day, I would like to visit your country but for now, I have enough on my plate as it is
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:52 AM   #957
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Going to hike up Volcan Santa Ana today
Another beautiful day here in El Salvador
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #958
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ED,

Excellent RR keep the pics and stories coming.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #959
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Proud of you!

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After a tough couple of days, I checked in a hostel in Juayua El Salvador
I found a nice supermarket and brought back some food to cook up
Here is what I made....
One pound filet mignon ($5)
Mushrooms
Green beans
Potatoes with tomatoes and peppers
Avocado
I ate until I felt sick
It was so good

Ed, very impressive! Real proud of you... you could actually make a career out of this!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #960
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Ed, very impressive! Real proud of you... you could actually make a career out of this!!
Ya, maybe but the pay sucks
And those old Maseratis suck the gas
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