hiking
2 days ago

This trail was beautiful, but don't be fooled into thinking this is an easy hike! The first half was very basic, the second half gets harder and harder until you are abseiling down a rock with nothing but an old rope to hold on to! For 4 fit women in our 20s, this was definitely on the more extreme side of moderate.

Bring your bathing suit, a towel, a change of clothes, the will to live, HIKING BOOTS (trainers will get very muddy and wet), snacks and water. You will be crawling up bare exposed tree roots using your hands and knees, we had to sit down and slide down a few sections. Definitely don't wear good clothing and continue to pray to Jesus or your preferred God throughout the hike that you won't need to be lifted out by a helicopter at the bottom.

Enjoy the scenery. Stop between the screams of pain you will be making and have a look at some of the beautiful views. I thought I was going to need to set up camp and live at the bottom because the idea of hiking back up made me want to cry, but you will feel very accomplished when you finish this!

Parking was easy but the whole street was taken, residents put cones on the road so you can't park in front of some of their houses, but it is nothing major.

If you are up for a real challenge definitely give this a go, especially if you don't want to be able to walk the next day.