• Carolyn Mickulas

Costa Rica - Cloud Forest

The sky overhead is long gone. The horizon is a distant memory. All around us, the forest fades in and out as a thick, glowing mist ebbs and flows. Huge gnarled trees come into view, decending to ground level to become huge roots snaking across the forest floor. We're deep inside Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve hiking deeper into the eerie half-light. Every surface is damp and slippery, and most are coated with thick green moss decades in the making. The mist is cool and heavy, dampening our faces with every step but shows no signs of burning away. Wildlife is everywhere.