|Upper and lower falls|
There is a fee to get in to the park (not sure about taking the long hike as the entrance isn't as far down the road, but it's a reasonable $2 for visitors, $1 for residents and citizens and $0.50 for children and seniors. (Affectionately called Tercera Edad or third age.)
|Note the "thee" not "the" ;0)|
|Trails are definitely Ecuadorian height.|
|It's hard to be tall here!|
|Translation: "Only for killing hunger." Our juice place.|
On arrival, we discovered a rather breathtaking Tor that dominated the vista above the lake, as well as a small green lagoon surrounded by a walking path. The path ran through a pine "forest" and as well as a Cypress stand (or so I assume "cypres" is the Spanish for Cypress). There is a playground for the kids with some questionably safe equipment and little cabins tucked in the woodland as well as very interesting wooden platform on which you can erect your tent. (Interesting concept, I guess they're trying to protect the land.) A goodly part of the trail is a raised wooden walkway that takes you through the aforementioned "forests", by a huge stand of marsh grass, past a field of cows and under the watchful eye of the mountain.
|Reminded us a little of Black Tusk on the Sea to Sky Highway|
|The whole set of crags|
|Ron being crazy; that thing was wiggly!|
|We were shown the "right way" after the fact!|
|Thought it was a bee...nope, it's a fly! Chevere (cool)!|
|From the far side of the lake.|
|Fauna...he looks impressed, doesn't he?|
Ron and I are looking forward to some more day trips and multiday discovery tours in the future. Thanks John and Cathy for a great day! Until later, be well and happy.