About an hour before arriving to Las Marias by foot after five hours of hiking, we happened upon a work in progress in the middle of the La Mosquitia rainforest of Honduras.  No owner was around, but the story went that when you find a good tree, you dig it out on the spot, less weight to carry to the river.  The river access was a portage of probably an hour or so.  The wood chips around the canoe would be used for firemaking.



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