I went with three of the volunteers on a short two day outing this month. We took the bus to San Cristobal, where David met us. David is the boyfriend of Maria (daughter of Luz and Memo). He lead us on an approximately two hour walk up a mountain.
I was told that there were about two thousand steps to the falls.
About halfway to the falls we stopped in a garden that belongs to David’s uncle.
Here we walked around and snacked on bananas, cocoa seeds, and limon dulce (sweet lime).
Here was the first time we could see the falls.
After a little more walking we ended up here in a cavern below the falls.
David set up pads, sleeping bags, and pillows for us.
Here is the bathroom.
We prepared lunch in the kitchen.
Then we hiked a bit more to the bottom of some falls.
We made a fire for the afternoon, which took awhile to get started because most of the wood was a bit damp. It was nice to dry out my shoes and socks.
We had dinner at 4pm.
By 6 it was dark and we were all in bed. I was thoroughly exhausted, but the experience was really awesome.
The next day we hiked a bit more. Here are some photos.