Sunday, December 15, 2013

Montezuma waterfall

Yesterday the four of us, me, John, Zachary and Linnea hiked up to the waterfalls. The trailhead was across the street from our hotel. We asked the receptionist for directions "stay to the left! jump in the pool! climb the 135ft rock wall, stay right,if something sucks on you leg it is river shrimp" was what we got. There were yellow dots and arrows showing us the way, but it seemed like we were jumping from rock to rock rather then "hiking" after about 20 mins we arrived at the first waterfall. 
The water was cool and refreshing, a welcomed change from the hot humid air around us. After lounging around for a while, and taking some pictures we were off to climb the rock wall. 
I didn't end up taking any pictures of the wall because I was focusing on getting up it. Luckily there were a lot of roots that mad great hand holds and all 4 of us made it up without a hitch. 
The upper falls were so beautiful. 

We took a different trail on the way down. It was pretty steep and slippery. John lost his footing and scraped his hand ( don't worry, some neosporum and a band aide fixed him right up)

All and all the hike took us about 4 hours. It was such a challenging, fun hike we may just do it again tomorrow 

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