|(Time for waterfalls. At the top of the first set of falls we enjoyed climbing around a little bit to explore)|
We did get properly muddy but it was not as bad as what I had read about preparing for the hike. With care to take steady steps we managed to make it to this next picture. The first river crossing and cleaning station for our feet. The water felt pretty amazing. We have a shot below showing off our footwear choices. I'm working on getting Sarah into some +Chacos for about one hundred reasons, most of which is they are spectacular. +Austin Russell - I'm working on my Chaco tan.
|(Chaco life, well for me at least.)|
It was such a nice area we spent a few minutes just admiring the rush of water flowing past us. Nature power! It was still raining so pausing for a few photos while standing in the middle of a river felt pretty normal. Thanks again to +Bryan Baddorf for my backpack that keeps my gear dry even when I'm out traversing in the elements.
|(Sarah did not stop to eat any food. She seemed to be feasting on the views)|
Why is there always a climb back up? Time to go already? If we must.
|(The Spanish bridge as the other hikers test it before I get on. It's pretty neat)|
After we admired the bridge for a few minutes we hiked down the ocean some until we arrived at Cetti bay. A few weeks ago we did the quite amazing Cetti Falls hike which starts near the bay.
We got some great views of Cetti falls and the bay from our vantage point and then we drank some water before heading back towards the bridge.
The unfortunately high surf made the bays a little wild which was a disappointment as we had heard the snorkeling was supposed to be really good there. Oh well. Sometimes the island cooperates and sometimes it doesn't.
|(Pausing for a photo shoot before the hike back up)|
Back at the bridge we took a shot together to commemorate the hike. It's a good easy hike with plenty of rewards throughout. It's not super well marked but what hike in Guam is? Great way to meet new friends.
I have to admit how excited I am about tomorrow's new adventure into the Northwest Passage. You can read a little bit about what we will be exploring by clicking on this link. Till next time have fun getting outside and exploring!!