Waterfall, GrenadaView All Sizes
JOURNAL : June 10, 2003
|Series||Hiking Grand Etang National Forest|
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
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 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!
Ferns in Grenada
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June 10, 2003
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