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Mar 2nd, 2007, 08:53 AM
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How well marked is the Saino trail now? They were still working on it when we did it and we totally lost it. No big deal because we pretty much knew where we were but we ended up hiking a lot more than we thought we would. Phil took us out there in his golf cart because the start wasn't even marked. Ended up on El Remanso's trail system and finally made it down to the beach where we could pick up the Pacific Trail to get back up. We didn't have time for it last time.
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Mar 2nd, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Thanks so much your photos and report! We'll be at BdC march 19-23, and this really got me excited.

And thanks to everyone who's been sharing tips about bosque specifically and CR in general. This is our first trip to Costa Rica and using this board has made the planning so much fun.

I'll a post a report when we return!
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Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Saino is well marked now and easy to follow. We saw an offshoot on the map and took it on purpose. But you could tell that it wasn't part of the regular trail. There are many steps on Saino.
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Mar 4th, 2007, 04:25 AM
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Good to hear, as that's the one trail I haven't taken yet. Just curious, does the end loop around to the start or do you finish up somewhere else?
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Mar 4th, 2007, 05:33 PM
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It is pretty much a loop. There is about 200 yards of path you repeat at the beginning and end of the trail.

We did Saino and Titi at the same time since we were right there anyway...
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Mar 5th, 2007, 06:23 AM
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Great Pictures. They're helping to get me excited about our trip this summer. Here's some photo tips from an avid, long time photographer: Keep in mind when looking at any digital camera (point and shoot or SLR) that megapixels only mean so much. A 6mp exposure will easily print an 11x14 photo (if not cropped). Prices are going down, get as much MP as your budget allows (giving you more latitude for cropping), but pay as much or more attention to the optics--better lenses mean better pictures. A 15 mp camera with crappy optics will take crappy pictures. Always shoot with the least amount of compression as possible (memory cards are cheap). Shoot RAW format if your camera allows. Canon and Nikon make great optics. Carl Ziess and Leica lenses, used by some other manufacturers are great too (tend to be pricy). With a point and shoot camera, pay special attention to the shutter lag time--that's the time it takes to actually take the picture after you've pushed the button. Ideally, it should only be a few 10ths of a second. Otherwise you'll miss that shot (like of moving monkeys). You might also want to consider manually locking the focus for moving objects and zooming in--the further away you are from your subject, the less likely it is to move out of the focal range when you've manually focused. Manually focusing will dramatically cut down on shutter-lag allowing you to get the shot you want. Looks like you had a great trip!
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