German and Gabriel were going to guide us but we were also prepared to trust our GPS. We started our trip walking by the river and then into the forest through a super steep river bank that was so steep that it was difficult to look for pleurothallids, but we got super lucky and found Muscarellas, Sarcinulas, Platysteles, Dryadellas and Specklinias (all sister to Scaphosepalum). The most incredible view were Vanilla plants along these steep hills and Aristolochia ruiziana the first time I have seen the in the wild.
We kept on climbing and we reached the same plateu were I got lost, it was a very good moment, to be there but this time with friends and ready to find this elusive Scaphosepalum.
We found Specklinias but still could not find Scaphosepalum pleurothallodes. We started our way back and guess what...our guides got lost again. Jeff kept on following his GPS so sooner or later we were going to get out of there but did not not want to make our field guides feel bad so we kept on walking with them. German and Gabriel finally gave up and we walked following the river (Jeff was still checking with his GPS and we were fine) and look what we found, you really need to watch carefully and twist your feet so you do not stand on them: