Kilimanjaro: Justman & Team Hike Through the Lush Rainforest

Posted by: J.J. Justman | July 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 9,800'

Today we traveled to the entrance of the Kilimanjaro National Park at the Machame Gate. We registered as a team and began climbing up from 5,900 feet.

We left the Cultivation Zone, where bananas and coffee plants grow and we made our way through the Forest Zone. It’s lush rainforest made a beautiful day walking in the cool mist.

We kept our eyes out for the occasional Colobus monkeys in the canopy above but we only heard their screeching love songs.

Approaching camp at 9,800 feet, we entered the Giant Heather of the Heather and Mooreland Zone. Some of the heather grows over 30 feet tall. We are now sitting in our dining tent eating popcorn, drinking tea and relaxing.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

Kilimanjaro Trailhead. Photo: RMI Collection Hiking through the lush rainforest on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. Photo: RMI Collection

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This looks so cool!  Rob Meffe, we hope you are having fun and we can’t wait to hear all about it.  Go Bob the Builder!

Posted by: Sharon and Charlotte on 7/31/2013 at 12:10 am

Go team Junell! Can’t wait for next update.

Posted by: Beverly Jones on 7/30/2013 at 10:57 am

Go team JJ, Rob and family…one step at a time.  Will be following your progress.  Enjoy your time together.

Posted by: Fletch on 7/30/2013 at 10:44 am

Go Team Hutton! SOOOO happy and excited for you. <3

Posted by: Mary E Corbett on 7/30/2013 at 9:23 am

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