Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Gorge-ous Hike

What are the top rated activities in _________? This is a frequent Google search for me. When I typed it in for Martinique I got several lists of different recommendations and on each list was "Gorges de la Falaise", a walk through a Gorge and up to a waterfall. It sounded very appealing and something I thought would be a good thing to do with my brother, Nathan, and his daughter, Hannele when they were here. The guide book I have said it was a three hour hike, so we made the decision not to include it in their itinerary since we had several other places we wanted to go and this would take a larger chunk of time than we were willing to allot. We were able to do some other hikes and tours, but did not make it to the Gorges de la Falaise.

Moving forward in time, we were looking for a hike to do with Mike and Rebecca Sweeney before we left Martinique. I asked Mike if they were familiar with this hike. His response was:
We rented a car, picked up Mike and Rebecca and took off for the Gorges.

The hike began down a very steep trail with very awkwardly spaced steps.

With beautiful foliage and flowers along the way.

The path was a little wet in some places...

There were two ladders that we had to climb. It left me wondering how much we should trust those ropes!

The end of the trail was at the waterfall. 

There was a lot of water coming down!

Mike took one of my favorite pictures of the day.

Looking up above the waterfall, up into and through the canyon.

And a good time was had by all...

I am sorry that Nathan and Hannele missed this, we will have to catch this next time! For more pictures check out Mike's post on this hike.

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