Starting the day on boat, we crossed the Chagres River to the head of the Camino de Cruces trail. High humidity and lack of recovery time from yesterdays slog made the trek difficult from the get go. The day was originally planned to cover 20km of trail and another 15km or so of road into Panama. The first 10km turned out to be quite possibly the hardest 10km of my life. The trail was first cut in 1517 and was used for hundreds of years to transport gold from the south to north. Mules and slaves wore down the trail creating a valley as deep as 20 feet in some areas. Add to that the cobblestones they used to pave the trail(which aren’t very well maintained for unicyclists) and you have one hard day on the unicycle. We’re regrouping tonight for the last push tomorrow!
PS. a few pictures from yesterday