Distance: 14.3 km. Elevation low/high/total: 18/248/646 m.
Difficulty:5.8/10. Scenic: 9.1/10
Two years after our first foray to this lovely spot, we return ... but htis time we had three dogs with us. But it was as troublefree and fantastic as the first time. Click pic for album, the geotrack is here
Paul is more cautious than I am. So, between us that probably makes for a good danger/safe/fun balance on our hikes. This particular one was our most "controversial" in the three years we've been hiking together. On a lovely late October spring day, we headed off on this already-done hike, that is one of my favorites. The issue is that the destination is deep within, adjacent to actually, the tribal area of one of the more combative tribes agitating for immediate independence. As a result, there is some fear of trouble should we encounter members of the local tribe, or even have our car targeted on the drive to the hike location. Nothing happened to us, and the hike was fantastic. Later, upon return, we heard that there had been trouble with the tribe that day and the road was closed. But we missed that. My guess is we don't do this one again but should tensions ease, I highly recommend this hike to one and all. It's a bit lengthy but not difficult and the "swimming pool" is a fantastic payoff.