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Fer-de-Lance

Fer-de-Lance

This is a young Mapipire Balsin or Fer-de-Lance or Lance Head Viper. It is a pit viper like a rattle snake and is responsible for the most venemous bite in South and Central America.


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Jeremy Brook

Jeremy Brook

This is a study of Jeremy in his natural habitat of tormenting trees that have fallen across trails.


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The Jungle Camp Gang

The Jungle Camp Gang

This is (from left) Sheldon, Dane, Andy and me, (Courtenay in the blue bending). We had just finished a day of clearing abandoned cocoa and coffee trees preparing for the jungle camp. This jungle camp will start early 2007 and visitors will get to construct an Amerindian village.


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On Mt Baker

On Mt Baker

This is from left Frank, Bob and I hiking from Artist Point. I am wearling my Buff head gear in the scary movie mode, it looks funny and get teased for it but it works very well.


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Happy Fran

Happy Fran

This is Fran Farell, publisher of National Geographic Adventure Magazine stked after his second run of riverboarding.


Brown Bat

Brown Bat

This is taken the day before I photographed the Toucan. I was leading an Elder Trek group, the youngest in the group was about 70 and they tackled a very muddy, slippery path to get to the cave. It just shows the adventurous spirit never dies if you have it. The Tamana Cave tour to see thousands of bats up close and personal has become one of my most popular tours, though it is usually much more popular after the tour is done, where as before the tour people are a bit reluctant.


Channel-billed Toucan

Channel-billed Toucan

I took this photo digiscoping from Asa Wright Nature Centre's balcony. This day we saw over a dozen Toucans which is very unusual.


MTB Race

MTB Race

This is some of the guys just before the start of the MTB race on Saturday.


Tight turn

Tight turn

Here Michele gets a bit of revenge with Mollie as they negotiate a tight 180 degree turn in the Caroni swamp, later we discovered that if we would have gone straight we would have poped out into a lake 100 meters ahead. After this Mollie had a big green leaf stuck to her back for the next hour.


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Caroni Swamp 2

This is another look at the Red Mangroves


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Caroni Swamp 1

This is of old growth Red Mangrove forest in Caroni Swamp north of Blue River


Michele & Mollie in Caroni

Michele & Mollie in Caroni

This is Michele Rossolo and Mollie Petersen as we explore new areas of Caroni Swamp.


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REI Kayak

REI Kayak

Leah and Mike lead the way in Kayaking up the Marianne River


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Kristin jumps into a pool in the Marianne River after our kayak


REI Hiking

REI Hiking

Kristin, Doug, Jessica, Dave, Rick, Leah and Sheldon hike through rainforest to Pettie Marianne Waterfall


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Dave

Here we see Dave enjoying a natural massage in Pettite Marianne Waterfall


REI T&T Adventure

REI T&T Adventure

This is the REI Trinidad and Tobago Adventure Gang at Pettite Marianne Watertfall.
Standing: Dave, Rick, Jes, Kris, and Dane (Bare backed)
Sitting: Ron, Leah, Tammy and Tonya in front and Sheldon, Jessie and me in blue, Mike is taking the photo


REI Mountain Bike

REI Mountain Bike

This is the REI Adventure Tour Group for Nov - Dec 2006


Hiking

Hiking

Here Rick takes photos at Mt Harris' summit


Mike

Mike

Here Mike Townsend is riding down Mt Harris trail in Trinidad's Central Range, this was only moments after and ballerina like endo (I came to that conclusion after Leah, his wife, described it.) the trail was the muddiest and slipperiest that I have ever seen it.


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Riding

Tonya, and Kristin lead the REI gang through a village on the way to Kuchi's home for lunch.


Curry Lunch

Curry Lunch

The gang having a delicous curry lunch at Kuchi's home in Plum Mittan


Big Smile

Big Smile

Tonya smiling on the ride out to Matelot.


Beefy

Beefy

This is my Trek Remedy 6 that I have named Beefy.


Pals

Pals

This is Kristin and friend, a moth catapillar called a Frangipani Catapillar because it feeds on the leaves of the very poisonous Frangipani tree.


Dane

Dane

This is Dane taking a massage under the waterfall at Grande Riverre


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Sheldon clowing around on our afternoon relax at Grande Riverre Beach


Courtenay Kayaking

Courtenay Kayaking

Dane took this photo of me surf kayaking in Grande Riverre while on tour with REI.


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Tammy and Ron

Tammy and Ron

Tammy and Ron stretch legs at Guyamara Beach on the drive to Tamana Cave


Tamana Summit

Tamana Summit

Enjoying the view from Tamana Hill's summit is Tonya (blue), Leah, Kristin, Jessica and Doug. They smile because the do not know what they are about to encoounter in the cave.


Spear nosed Bats

Spear nosed Bats

One of the family groups of bats in Tamana Cave. Estimates of numbers of bats in this cave is anything from 500,000 to 3 million, its a small cave so even the small number is a huge number.


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Jes and Tammy with concerned looks as the bats fly about.


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