So we just got back from Laguna de Chicabal and it was SO cool. However, the hike to the Laguna wasn't exactly the easiest. First, we all hopped into the back of a pickup truck and we had quite a bumpy ride to the beginning of the trail. Once we started the hike, the initial hill going up was actually pretty steep and I found myself taking a lot of breaks to regain my breath. But once we got to the point with the really long staircase down to the Laguna, I thought it was absolutely worth. Just the stairs going down to the main attraction were so scenic and mysterious.
When we finally got to the bottom of the stairs, we were a little worried because the fog was so thick you could barely see 5ft in front of you. As the title of this blog post suggests, the fog definitely made the whole area feel much more dramatic. Luckily for us, as we started adventuring around the perimeter of the Laguna, the fog started opening up and it gave us some stunning views of the area.
I find myself constantly amazed by how beautiful this place is. Not only that, but the Laguna was so serene and tranquil, which I felt really added to the atmosphere of our experience. The way back was a little bit more difficult because it started raining which made some parts of the trail a little perilous but overall it wasn't too bad.
After we got back to Xela, I actually went to the hospital with Dr. Quinn to get this thing on my back drained. I actually had some trouble sleeping last night because I couldn't lay on it because it was so painful. However, the nurse at the private hospital we went to was able to drain it and clean it up no problem. That's not to say that the actual process of draining the abscess didn't suck, because it did. I can now tell my friends and family that I got a shot in my back. And it hurt. A lot. But it's okay because now the pressure from the abscess has been relieved and I can actually lay on my back now! Anyways, I'm going to get some sleep because today has been exhausting. Talk to you guys soon! -Scott