Lago Biao

Recently, I was able to go to Lago Biao, near Moka, for a overnight camping trip with some friends and their coworkers. Here are some annotated pictures:

Getting ready for the trail.

Getting ready for the trail.

The trail head, also known as a road in Moka.

The trail head, also known as a road in Moka.

Out in to the pale blue yonder! Over that ridge lies Lago Biao

Out in to the pale blue yonder! Over that ridge lies Lago Biao

At this point his was still keeping up. Oh, burn!

At this point his was still keeping up. Oh, burn!

After the rain made everything wet, the sun came out to make it steamy

After the rain made everything wet, the sun came out to make it steamy. Much of this mountain side was burned recently to graze cattle. 

The mythical Lago Biao, only took me 2.5 hr. I think the last of the group was up in 4 hrs. Apparently, the shore of the lake is really marshy, so we didn't see much point going down.

The mythical Lago Biao, only took me 2.5 hr. I think the last of the group was up in 4 hrs. Apparently, the shore of the lake is really marshy, so we didn’t see much point going down.

The crew setting up their shelter made of tarps. I was skeptical. . .

The crew setting up their shelter made of tarps. I was skeptical. . .

Literally not even ten minutes later. I was getting nervous at this point. Glad I brought a tent!

Literally not even ten minutes later. I was getting nervous at this point. Glad I brought a tent!

No need to worry after all, just 5 minutes later and it was back to being beautiful!!!

No need to worry after all, just 5 minutes later and it was back to being beautiful!!! Certainly one of the fastest weather back-to-back flip flops I’ve experienced. 

Quite the epic sunset! Never again will I let Lauren talk me out of taking my DSLR. All these photos are with her point and shoot, which I got to say did a pretty good job.

Quite the epic sunset! Never again will I let Lauren talk me out of taking my DSLR on a trip. All these photos are with her point and shoot, which I got to say did a pretty good job.

Tom, looking rustic, fanning the flames.

Tom, looking rustic, fanning the flames. We cooked chicken in foil packets for dinner. They were tasty!

On the way back to Moka, Pico Basile in the distance. It never ceases to amaze me how small this island is, yet how much bigger it feels.

On the way back to Moka, Pico Basile in the distance. It never ceases to amaze me how small this island is, yet how much bigger it feels.

9 AM, and at the bar, well, you know what they say.... When in Rome, do as the Romans. Killing time while we wait for the ride back to Malabo.

9 AM, and at the bar, well, you know what they say…. When in Rome, do as the Romans. Killing time while we wait for the ride back to Malabo.

Bubi hut, in Moka.

Bubi hut, in Moka. With the ridge near Lago Biao peaking over the roof. 

In short the trip was a blast, and I was really glad I got to go. On the way back to Malabo, we stopped in Luba to get ‘pepe’ soup, a first for me. It was actually really good, and wasn’t as spicy as I thought it’d be. Although, almost everyone added more spice to their soups. ‘Pepe’ soups is a traditional meal made of chicken broth, chile peppers (‘pepe’) and usually a piece of fish. I always thought it’d be much to spicy for me, but I think I’ll have to have it a few more times before we leave.

That is all.

 

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One thought on “Lago Biao

  1. Great journey! Was in Equatorial Guinea 2 weeks ago for biz trip. Am in Nigeria and have a chance to go there, maybe. Would appreciate it very much if you could take me Lago Biao. I have a tent!

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