Saturday, 31 December 2011

la cascada

The ever-changing scenery on the way to the falls
First, you leap off the boat and swim to shore. Then you walk down the beach and across the arroyo. Climb the stairs up the cliff side. Turn left at the top. Walk through ranchero lands, staying out of the way of pack mules and rancheros on horseback. After two river crossings, look for the gate on the left with the green arrow. Crawl under the gate and follow the path. Don't take the path that splits to the left. Keep right. Eventually, the path is cluttered with boulders. Follow the sound of whitewater. Walk down the stone steps and voila! One and a half hour later, you have arrived!


A peaceful little scene

River crossing numero uno (If you don`t count the one on the beach)

Don't miss this gate, (other hikers did...) Look closely, there is a
green arrow pointing down on the lower board.

When we first arrived, there was a bit of a crowd, luckily they dispersed soon after our arrival. And then... we played!

Oh, the novelty of swimming in fresh water

Yep, that smile sums it up

The requisite romantic waterfall shot
Models: Jeff and Ali

Rick doing what Ricks do

The quiet walk back to Yelapa

Guess who's on dry bag duty on the way back!
They don't seem to mind...

5 comments:

  1. "Rick doing what Ricks do"

    I laughed.

    Tate

    PS Great photos!

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  2. Happy New Year!
    I'm glad you are enjoying yourself. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be there. Have a blessed 2012 and keep up your hard work!
    Love and Hugs,
    Margaret

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  3. Happy New Year!
    I think it's wonderful that you are enjoying yourselves so much :)

    Lol, the Rick comment was funny... funny because it's true! ;)

    Beautiful scenery and wonderful weather, it sounds like you're having a great start to the new year!

    All the best

    Dominic

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  4. We love hiking to a waterfall ... This looks like a great day! Between swimming and hiking it sounds like ya'll are definitely getting your exercise. I think cruising is definitely a healthier way of living (if you don't count all those sunset cocktails ... lol)

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  5. That waterfall looks like so much fun! I hope the water was warm.
    Dani

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