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Old 01-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #80
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Sumec Champey

We arrived at the Zephyr lodge/ hostel at 8 am! This did allow us to get a ride out to the Semuc Champey park in the back of a pickup truck.




Sumac Champey 15 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 18 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 21 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 22 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 26 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




The Semuc Champey is a limestone bridge that the water has eroded and formed caves, waterfalls, and swimming pools. We hiked and swam in the caves, jumped into the river on a rope swing and from the bridge, hiked to the Mirador, and swam in the pools. The ride back to the lodge was a bit rougher in the rain.




how-was-it-form by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 28 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 29 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 31 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 34 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 39 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 45 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 53 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 56 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 61 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 73 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 76 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 84 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 88 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 95 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 98 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




There was a party atmosphere especially during happy hour. It poured rain all night and into the next day on our steep ride up the road from Lanquin to the pavement. There was also dense fog in the mountains. The rain let up near Salama and we decided to take the off road route over the mountains from Rabinal to San Pedro. After a 10 hour day we were so happy to arrive at Julio's house in Antigua.






Sumac Champey 102 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 103 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr





Sumac Champey 105 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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