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Driving to 1000 Foot Falls in Mountain Pine Ridge

Driving to 1000 Foot Falls in Mountain Pine Ridge

I finally had the chance to adventure to 1000 Foot Falls which is the tallest waterfall in Central America with an actual elevation of 1600 feet. The river descends over the cliff into a natural wonderland and it would be so cool if possible to get to the top to see the view down. I was told you are allowed to camp out here and the person who lives here is the security guard for the Forestry Department.

Camping at Baldy Beacon Military Barracks in Mountain Pine Ridge

Camping at Baldy Beacon Military Barracks in Mountain Pine Ridge

When entering Mountain Pine Ridge my original plan was to sleep at 1000 Foot Falls but as I got there nice and early I decided to continue on exploring further eastward as I never been to this side of the reserve before. It was getting late and I needed to setup camp soon. It was my amazing discovery to come across the Baldy Beacon Military Complex. This was abandoned and was the perfect place to sleep. The concrete walls blocked…

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Swimming at Big Rock Falls

Swimming at Big Rock Falls

This is generally the final stop on a Mountain Pine Ridge tour after seeing Rio Frio Caves and having your lunch and swim at the Rio on Pools. This is a 60 foot waterfall that is safe to swim in the lower and upper pool. There is also a rock that is safe to dive off of. If you are not a comfortable swimmer or with a tour guide please ask one of the locals the area to dive as…

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BBQ and Swimming at Rio on Pools

BBQ and Swimming at Rio on Pools

Tasty BBQ at the Rio on Pools in Mountain Pine Ridge. Do not come here without planning to BBQ or you are missing out and will be tired for the rest of the day. Usually we stop here halfway through our Mountain Pine Ridge tours after first seeing Rio Frio Cave. This stop makes for a perfect place to swim and relax before continuing on your journey to Big Rock Falls.

Exploring Rio Frio Cave

Exploring Rio Frio Cave

Today I had a great adventure exploring the Rio Frio Caves with a good group ready to do the hard route. It is a 65 foot lime stone cave that is safe enough for the whole family with side routes that are advanced and lots of run.