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Waterfall in Grenada

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JOURNAL : June 10, 2003

Hiking Grand Etang National Forest

Grenada > Caribbean

Series Hiking Grand Etang National Forest
Mona Monkey, Grand Etang National Park, Grenada

Mona Monkey

Meet the Monas

Deposited next to Grand Etang lake near the trailhead, we paused for a bit of fresh air before I spotted a couple Mona monkeys up in the trees. They were just hanging out but approached when one of the guides produced a banana. Of course we wre all cooing and snapping away at the rare animal. I imagine these monkeys could count on an easy meal from the guides on a regular basis as the Monas were rather trusting. Given that we're genetically related, they are driven by the same burning curiosity and hunger.

Grand Etang Forest Reserve, Grenada

Grand Etang Forest Reserve, Grenada

Nutmeg Seed, Grand Etang National Park, Grenada

Nutmeg Seed, Grand Etang

Muddy, Wet and Beautiful

Anyway, we hiked up a bit, then down a steep valley trail towards the treasure of the Etang: a lovely waterfall. On the way we passed banana, cocoa and nutmeg farms. The trail was muddy and slippery, but the sun peaked out once in a while and the hike itself was very pleasant. The challenge is moderate, given the conditions, but passing under the jungle canopy is extraordinarily beautiful.

Waterfall, Grand Etang National Park, Grenada

Waterfall, Grand Etang National ParkView All Sizes

At the end of the trail was this waterfall. Some native boys jumped off the waterfall for donations but I jumped off for free. It's hard to judge the height from this picture but it's about 30 feet. I did a swan dive but would have lost points for bending my knees before I sliced the water. We spent a few hours swimming around. Grenada is generally warm and the water refreshing. Go!

Cocoa Beans in Grenada

Cocoa Beans

Ferns in Grenada

Ferns in Grenada

Mona Monkey, Grand Etang National Park, Grenada

Mona Monkey

Waterfall in Grenada

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Hiking Grand Etang National Forest

June 10, 2003

Grenada > Caribbean

Tags   Hiking · Waterfalls · Valleys · Parks

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