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Old 11-27-2013, 09:15 PM   #31
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Happy meal before get to the waterfall el Chiflon



booked a nice two bed shack only 500 pesos.

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #32
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OK a little bit back before booking the shack.
finished the happy meal and rode to the waterfall park.


courtesy of JC's pics:






the waterfall on the background (see the white spot in the midle of the mountains?)




entering the park ($25 pesos each biker)






The park keeper did let us go with our mules right to the front door of the cabin, so we did not have to carry all the stuff up hill. Nice.
Left the bikes parked and on went up hill to get to the waterfall.

The park is very well developed, picnic areas, restrooms, a little grocery store and a restaurante that opens on weekends only.
The park is private property managed and across the river is public park management. We did not know this until next day when we left. But to watch and enjoy is the same.

all the way up to the waterfall is well suited for a safe little trekking.




there are like three or four smaller waterfalls before get to the huge one














almost there... I can see the light!!


this was a nice shot from JC's gopro.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #33
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EL CHIFLON Waterfall, Chiapas

I can see it already!




DAMN!!! it was awesome! masive ! no wonder why the grocery store girl had her eyes wide opened when I asked if I could dive right at the pond where the water were falling from top.... she said... if you wanna die....






The pictures are not good since the area it was very damp, even when the waterfall was about 50 yard away from where we were standing, it was raining man, and I was worried about my nikon SLR camera (stupid! you have a waterproof gopro attached to the helmet, back at the cabin)... hahaha











JC gopro pic

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Old 11-30-2013, 12:48 PM   #34
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Looks like another great adventure Arte!
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:03 PM   #35
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went back to the shack but before we got a refreshing dive into the river. altough it is a small (not wide) water stream, the current was strong in the middle so we stayed near the shore.





after some play like childs, walked to the cabin for a snack, beer, cigar and bullshit chat..

The bikes in the jungle..








next day, I'm getting ready Pata de Perro to ride,





then I look up and see that I parked under a wasp nest



and next to it, a small bird's nest...



beautiful!
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:10 PM   #36
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Next Lagunas de Montebello

but before that we needed to refuel, so rode to Comitan for fuel before head to the border with Guatemala and visit the Montebello Lakes....

The fuel at Comitan




also got some gas for the bikes...
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #37
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Cuando llego a McAllen me llevas a ver los chiapanecos
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:04 PM   #38
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Lagunas de montebello

We got to National Park lagunas de Montebello and hired a guided tour with a local guy. He collected 200 pesos for a 3+ hrs tour. He ride with JC on his VStrom. Very cool guy.

First thing he took us to the Guatemala Border to see a little lake that is in the middle of the border line. an we crossed to Guatemala to get a little souvenirs for the kids. this border is not guarded since there are not too accesibles roads on Guatemala side.








Right after we returned to check on the rest of the lakes since there are several and we wanted to find as well a spot to camp.

The colors of the water of the lakes are awesome, Turquesa, Emerald, cristal clear, etc. here is a little sample pics. some of the pics are repeated since I just learning to utilize the DSRL and trying to take the pic with a different setting, bla, bla, bla











I do not recall the names of the lakes but what the hell, all of them are beautiful and very close each other, many of them are interconnected by underground currents.





I think the locals collect 300 pesos to get you to the little island so you have a dive and swim on its beach.






















Lancheros a la orden









More lakes coming
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #39
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¿Pasaron por Agual Azul y Palenque en Chiapas? Muy bonitas Fotos. Espero que pongan más.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:24 PM   #40
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¿Pasaron por Agual Azul y Palenque en Chiapas? Muy bonitas Fotos. Espero que pongan más.

Si, fuimos a Palenque y tuvimos una experiencia extrema.... a CRASH experience.... wait for the details... a hell tale...
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Wonderful, thank you.
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Wonderful, thank you.
This has been an enjoyable read. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #44
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More lakes

we kept going for more lakes, beautiful, to go to every lake, of course need to ride in the bike, take the paved road, ride some km or less, take a dirt road some couple km and there it is, and so on and on...

here we are at the Five Lakes, they are five and into one of this one of the pictures, is a inner lake, but actually is a Huge Cenote, that interconects with the other lakes, actuall they all are naturally interconnected - undergrund -








on the far middle end of this pic, is the huge cenote lake




that is the Cenote Lake









Get set, ready, Go!

Montebello Lake










From here we finally went ot the last lake, which is a kind of extension of Montebello Lake, and there we found a super cheap shack for rent.












we had just finished dealing with the owner on the shack cost, and get us a dinner, etc.. and I turn my head and see JC already on the lake, he found this little toy boat.

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #45
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then after a little ride, JC returns and commands everyone to get into the water.. you must Go!




uuummm...OK!








sunset was coming








that was Fun Andy, you should have go




naah man. I'm pretty relaxed here!

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