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They Demand Nudity – The Lost Waterfalls

The Panamanian road trip continues! We have one week in the Chiriqui Highlands of Boquete before heading back to the boat.  Now, there’s way more than one weeks’ worth of exploration to do here but we’ve focused in on a few adventures we think will give us a solid, lasting impression of Panama’s famous mountains.

Last time we showed you around the village of Boquete and this time we’re on a mission to find the infamous lost waterfalls.  It’s a ten-mile hike through the cloudforest where we’re rewarded with three breathtaking waterfalls and a dip in the crystal-clear pools at the base.

So, lace up your hiking shoes, grab a water bottle and hit that play button…we’re going on an adventure!

How was it for you?  We freakin’ love these forests!  Oh, and your welcome or I’m sorry for the lack of nudity depending on how you felt about seeing Jason strip bare. 😉  Back up ladies…he’s already taken.

We could spend months hiking through these forests, and this warm-up has us super stoked about our insane overnight journey to the highest point in Panama: Volcan Baru.  It’s a dormant volcano with a rare view of two oceans from the top (the Caribbean and Pacific oceans).  But I’m jumping way ahead, because we’re gonna need a lot of caffeine to get us through that adventure.

Stay tuned…next up we meet one local coffee farmer who generously invites us into his world.  Even if you’re not a coffee loving fool like us, the industry is booming and coffee has put this little town, and the entire country of Panama, on the map.

Lost Waterfalls Trail

If you make your way to Boquete we highly recommend finding the waterfalls, it’s worth the $7.  It’s what we would consider a moderate hike…in other words you won’t want to wear flip flops but you won’t be completely spent afterwords.  If it rains, the trails get super muddy and slippery so you may want to bring a change of shoes for after the hike (hello again flip flops).  You’ll find directions here:  thelostwaterfalls.com/directions.html 

hiking the lost waterfalls

This reminded us of Devils Postpile in California.

hiking the lost waterfalls

This little guy was all about helping dad at work…the dog not so much.

hiking the lost waterfalls

hiking the lost waterfalls

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hiking the lost waterfalls

boquete panama road trip

hiking the lost waterfalls

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boquete panama road trip

boquete panama road trip

Hiking Gear Used In This Video

  • Quatix 5 Watches (smart watches we use for adventures but they also connect to the auto pilot on the boat): http://amzn.to/2ygOudg
  • Hiking/Water Adventure Shoes: http://bit.ly/2uZs620
  • Backpack – We wouldn’t recommend the one you see me (Nikki) carrying in this video but Jason’s camelback is an oldie but a goodie.  They don’t sell his particular model anymore but we have always had good luck with their gear.
  • Garmin InReach:  http://amzn.to/2wVdbaP 

Sailing Road Trip Report

To see our full map with interactive pins, click here: gonewiththewynns.com/map

lost waterfalls hike panama

  • Dates Stayed: August 24 – 31, 2017
  • Miles Hiked: 10.7
  • Anchorage:  We left Curiosity docked at Red Frog Marina on Isla Bastimentos.
  • Where We’re Staying: Fireside Inn and Grill.  We paid $54 a night, it was basic and marginally clean but a friendly and an inexpensive base camp for the week.  Our options were limited because of the cats and needing a pet friendly place to stay. Otherwise, we would have picked another location.
  • Cell & WiFi: We had good +movil and claro cell phone service in town but not on the hike.

Cameras Used to Capture This Video

 

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Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (28)

  • You both are amazing and live such an incredible life. Continue to share your adventures with us. My wife and I will have to wait till we retire to start our adventures.

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  • Lynette

    Love it! I’m living vicariously through y’all!

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  • Gina and Jeff Davis

    Totally killer!

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  • Omg, you guys, the drone footage is amazing! What a great adventure! It’s very much like one of the beautiful waterfalls in Cascades National Park and the rainforests of Olympic National Park, except without the crowds. And for $7/pp, an awesome deal. Thanks for sharing! Panama should be paying you for your marketing services.

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  • Rick Spear

    So, first let me say that I am mere weeks from celebrating my 7th decade. Have been following your adventures for 2 yrs plus. Admittedly was disappointed the transition from land to sea. I am foud of “land yachts and the related adventures. However I am very much enjoying your new adventures on water and now the mountains. Your videos are wonderfully done, your humor and honesty of your short comings is refreshing and images of your cats delightful. Our “fixed income” limits our participation to prayers for your safety. We look forward to each weekly installment and new images to enjoy from the dry land of northern Indiana! Thanks, Land Lover Rick.

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  • Joe

    Is it fairly common for small watercraft sailors like yourselves to go sans clothing at sea when the weather is good? It seems like it would save considerably on the chore of washing clothes and the wear and supplies.. And those pesky tan lines. 🙂

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    • Krag

      It was disappointing but, Nikki is smoken hot in a bikini

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  • Toni Felts

    What a fantastic adventure! I look so forward to seeing them each week. Where do you guys plan to travel next?

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  • Brian

    Great video, really like the drone shots. Like the part of you and Jason sitting and kissing in the middle of the creek……….lucky Jason 🙂
    How long are your crew mates with you? I try to watch every video when it comes out, but I don’t remember hearing much about them. Are they married? Do they pay a weekly fee to sail with you? What do they do for a living, where are they from? Do they plan on following in your footsteps?
    Will you be going through the canal, and then sailing up the west coast of the USA? if so, will you be going up to Alaska?
    Sorry for all the questions. I really enjoy your adventures. I’m still a land lover travelling in my RV, although I’m building an airplane, have flown all my life.
    Looking forward to your next adventure. Thanks for shaing

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    • Curious Minion

      Hey Brian. I’m sure Nikki and Jason will chime in shortly. In the meantime, you can check out Dale & Justin’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/DaleOnolack They are hoping to purchase their own boat and gaining experience was a big motivation for them to come aboard. They are not paying to sail onboard Curiosity. They are paying their own way.

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  • Marsha

    Love the drone footage, so dreamy. It looked like you were all having so much fun. Now I’ve got to get me an empanada.

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  • Nancy Fernandez

    That was fun. Beautiful scenery. I wouldn’t have been able to do cold water brrrrr

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  • David

    Your hikes in Panama are so much cooler than when I was there for jungle training in the 70’s with the Army. Didn’t have half as much fun then.

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  • Tracy H

    Fantastic, beautiful, awesome drone footage. I’ve missed your hikes from RVing, but this makes up for it. You are having a grand adventure and thanks for taking us with you.

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  • Robert Dawson

    Great video,so beautiful there ,thanks so much for sharing. Looks like a dream trip,enjoy.Bob from MD

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  • sam

    You had me worried! I knew you wouldn’t show any nudity, but I was afraid I wouldn’t get to see y’alls smilin’ faces. (Don’t need your shiny hinies.) Another great video. Ever think about doing this for a living,lol.

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  • Lucille

    That was pretty awesome and pretty strenuous I would say. Nature creatures are so pretty and so awesome too.

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  • Laura Cunz

    I love watching your adventures as I laze in bed on Sunday mornings. Your courage, spirit and enthusiasm are uplifting and the photography is beautiful. Jason’s dorky hiking walk in this video is my all-time favorite–nailed it! Thanks for sharing your travels with us not-so-adventurous ones.

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  • Laura

    Thank you, once again, another beautiful job!

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  • mary

    That was beautiful! Thanks for taking us along. I miss those incredible hikes, don’t you? Was that a salamander? I am not sure that I have ever seen one. Funny little guy. Tiny arms and a long skinny body to have to move around. He was quick!

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  • Cindy T

    Outstanding video! Loved the nature scenes and the obvious mutual affection you have developed within the two couples. I love Sunday morning coffee with the Wynns latest video. Still wondering how it feels to be on land after so much time at sea! Cannot wait to see next weeks installment, although I must admit I miss seeing your sailing adventures.

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  • I love the videos and all the laughter in this one. The forest looks amazing. Nikki, what backpack did you use in this video? I’m searching for a good day pack for local hikes (Seattle area) and something that could work for a winter trip to Iceland.

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    • Or rather what backpack would you recommend that is more for a women’s frame? (I missed the gear section when I first read the post)

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  • Monica Blanton

    This was a fantastic video and Jason and Nikki, you two are the best. Absolutely loik forward to each and every one of your videos, this one was one of my favorites. I think its important to note that the love you two share for each other and give our to us is so appreciated

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  • George Hofmann

    Absolutely stupendous on SO MANY levels….scenery, effort, photography, (editing to get to this level) humor and comradely, technology used, narration and it goes on and on with superlatives. Good on ya, well done you all!

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  • Connie Woods

    Such a beautiful hike!!! Thanks for sharing! Big Love! Always!! I was surprised to not hear birds or monkeys, they must not be up so high???

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