First we walked on pavements. Then next thing we knew we were rivertrekking. It is ankle, knee to chest high. There was no escaping the water, and my shoes were wet, wet, wet.
Even my awesome self slid through the rocks a couple of times. At one point, I wetted my camera bag. Fortunately, my long-time bestfriend, my mighty Canon, didn’t break.
Then we had to climb up and down the rocks to avoid deeper water levels. Good thing there are ropes to help us, else I would have asked them to carry me on a litter.
After much panting for breaths and sinking in the nature’s beauty, we heard a more roaring sound of dripping water.
It’s the prize of the hike, Tadake Falls. It is way more awesome and cool-looking than the shower in my bathroom.
There is a small hole somewhere down the water that you could swim in. The guy in the picture even found a crab in it.
It was not easy to get here. Not just the hike, but actually finding it when we were on the road as there is no sign leading us to it. It is very secluded.
We continued on hiking up for some more adventure.
There are natural swings for Tarzan wannabe’s.
We also found a mini version.
And some more areas to dip into.
The waterfall is just gorgeous. Finding it from the road is half the battle. Getting there makes it even more rewarding. And really the challenge, the fun and the experience of the hike really add to the wow factor of taking this group trip.
This really is my kind of hike.
Check out this paddling nature blogger, Vladimir Brezina of Wind Against Current. For my Featured Post, one which is almost a year ago from today. I remember that very first image vividly.
Forgive me if I haven’t been receptive. I can only promise to get back to the swing of things.