When hikers gather around the campfire to share stories of their most unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors, you can be sure you´re not going to hear about trips that came off without a hitch, exactly as planned. No, it is far more entertaining to go back to those occasions when Nature proved itself most capricious and Murphy’s Law reigned supreme.
This being the case, I am happy to present, in his own words, Jim Boles’ story of the Incredible Hike to Rio Caliente, which took place last week on March 10. It started at Los Chorros de Tala and ended 16 kilometers away at the popular Rio Caliente picnic and bathing area in the Primavera Forest. (For details on both sites, see chapters 19 and 26 of Outdoors in Western Mexico, Volume 1).