Tuesday, August 3, 2010
La Coca Fall at El Yunque National Forest
La Coca Fall, in El Yunque, Tropical Rain Forest.
Sent by Gomez from Puerto Rico.
This is from Wikipedia : El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is located on the United States island of Puerto Rico. It is commonly known as only El Yunque, a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word "Yu-ke," thought by scholars to mean "White Lands." However the lightning storms that occur there were to the Spaniards the sound of a giant hammer hitting an anvil (yunque in Spanish).
It is also the name of the second highest mountain peak in the Forest (see El Yunque, Puerto Rico).
El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.