Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hiking to Hiji Falls

We started our Saturday bright and early. We drove up north, about an hour an half, to Hiji Falls. This is the easiest and most popular hike on the island. However, i wouldn't call it an easy hike... over a mile up and a mile back, 2,000 stairs in all, and some very steep up and down. It was a beautiful hike though. With many little waterfalls and we were surrounded by jungle forest.

This was the wobbly bridge we crossed. The view down below was amazing, so green and lush.

Parker was such a trooper. He started off slow but was running on the way back to the car. Hannah was so sweet and helped him up and down the stairs. Oh the stairs, there were so many. It was like a rollercoaster, up and down, up and down.

We finally reached the Hiji Falls. We were all dripping in sweat but so happy to reach the falls. With all the rain we had last week the falls were very full and rushing wild. The sound was so peaceful.

The hike took a little over 2 hours. The kids did amazing! I think the grown ups had a harder time. Of course we were carrying backpacks and water for everyone. It was such a beautiful hike and we all loved the hike.