Fogo Island Hiking Trail

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  1. camperbc

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    It was a beautiful day yesterday, so despite my spinal issues, I decided to try going for a hike on the Lion's Den trail high above the town of Fogo. It was the first time I have ever been in this area, and the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, with not another soul in sight for miles in all directions. It is a part of the island that used to be home to many small coastal communities (100+ years ago) but they have long since been relocated to more accessible areas. I wrongly assumed it would be a fairly easy trail, but in fact at times I felt like I was climbing Everest! Unfortunately, there were no icebergs in sight, but there was so much more to see, such as when I had to wait for a large herd of caribou to cross the trail ahead of me.

    I had with me a suitcase-size camera case with all of my gear, which I felt was more necessary than the juice bottle, which I had decided to leave in the car! About a mile into the trail, I was sure wishing I had chosen to leave the gear behind and bring the juice. I was absolutely parched, tired and sore, yet figured I was too far along the trail to turn back again. As much as I enjoyed the scenery, I am sure I would have enjoyed it much more so, had I not been worried by this point about my own well-being. I could just imagine the embarrassment of having the search and rescue helicopter coming in to pick me up!

    Anyway, to make a long story short, I finally made it to the other end of the trail, which mercifully, came out exactly where I had started from. I was so happy to see my car parked up ahead, knowing I was almost back to my drink bottle!

    Today, my spine feels pretty good, but the muscles in my legs are so sore I can't walk at all! But you can just bet I will be on the trail again very soon! Next time I will bring plenty of fluids along with me!

    If you look carefully in the distance, you can see the steps of the trail climbing way up the rocky slopes. I used my Sony Alpha with the 18-55mm kit lens for this shot.
    Glen
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    A good looking landscape! Any more pictures from your hike?
     
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    Sure Canosonic, here's another one, taken from the base of that high hill in the distance, looking back this way.
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    Please! A herd of cariboo? Show 'em to me.
     

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