Iwokrama Mountains Off The Beaten Path

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    Canopy Walkway

    by grets Updated Oct 26, 2004

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    Sheila crossing the bridge

    A series of five suspended rope bridges at a height of 30m connect five platforms built in the trees.

    The bridges are very safe, albeit a little wobbly as you walk on them. They are quite narrow, and as you place your feet on each side of the bridge, it bends from side to side, which I found a little off putting. The slower you walk, the more apparent this swaying became.

    Hand rails guide you along, but I did find some of them were a little low for me, making me feel a little unsafe.

    For me, the worst parts were the joints in the metal grids.

    From these bridges you get a great view of the forest below, that is, if you can look away from the bridge! We did not see any wild animals or birds on our walks across the canopy walkways, not that I expected to, having experienced these elsewhere in the world!

    For safety reasons, only one person is allowed on any one bridge at any one time.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Turtle Mountain

    by grets Written Oct 26, 2004

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    David and Sheila on the Turtle Mountain trail

    One of the trekking possiblities at Iwokrama is to climb Turtle Mountain. After a boat trip of around half an hour, you make a rough landing before setting off on reasonable trails.

    The first part of the trail was rather precarious, as you needed to cross a small creek. You could either try and balance on a fallen log which was rather tangled in vegetation - one of our party got a rather nasty burn mark on his neck when he accidentally brushed again a poisonous tree. The other option was to wade, but if you were unlucky you'd get water into your boots. Not recommended as wet socks often give you blisters.

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    • Mountain Climbing
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    Petroglyphs at Sharples Island

    by grets Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Petroglyphs

    These petroglyphs are only accissible by boat at low tide (dry season). They are asaid to be 5000-6000 years old. Very little archaeologial work has been carried out in order to try and find out more about the people who libved in this area in the old days.

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    Tree Platforms

    by grets Written Oct 26, 2004

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    Us on the platform

    Each of the bridges lead to a platform suspended in a tree. Great care has been taken to ensure the cables which support these platforms will not strangle the trees as they grow. For safety reasons, only five people are allowed on each platform at any one time.

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    View from the top

    by grets Written Oct 26, 2004

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    View from Turtle Mountain

    From the top of Turtle Mountain, you can see far and wide - with the view consisting of trees, trees, and more trees. Actually, it makes you appreciate just how large the rainforest is in this area, and just how remote you are!

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