June 16 Bali Crossfit

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Waterfall at Gitgit

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” Seneca

Today was a great day! It started raining in the morning and the sound of the rain was blissful. It continued to rain on and off throughout the day. I went North today to the waterfalls at Gitgit and the Treetop Walk. Don’t let the name Treetop Walk fool you, this was an aerial obstacle course connected by ziplines. VERY challenging!

After the Treetop Walk, I took a stroll through the Botanical Gardens which were beautiful and lush, then on to the waterfalls of Gitgit. The path to each waterfall was more difficult to traverse than the previous one. This was a hike/climb on nerves of steel. At one point I hiked a path no wider than 15 inches with an approximate 3-story drop from the footpath. I went over rickety bamboo bridges, slippery rocks, jagged paths and other scary stuff. This little walk in the forest was treacherous but TOTALLY worth it. The waterfalls were spectacular. We were out there so long, I feared we might get stuck in the dark. This was an all-day mountain excursion. Thank goodness the mountains are cooler than the city (but it was still a sticky, sweaty, thirsty day).

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Treetop Walk
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Treetop Walk
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Aerial Obstacle Course
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Botanical Gardens
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Greenhouse at the Botanical Gardens
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Botanical Gardens

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Cactus Sanctuary at the Botanical Gardens
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Cactus Sanctuary

 

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This was the only real bridge made of metal that we encountered today
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This rickety little bridge was quite tricky to traverse. It was long, narrow and above fast moving water which is always quite a head trip. This is what I tell myself: “Just walk as you normally walk. You don’t normally fall over when walking, so don’t do that now.”
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The bamboo on this bridge moved as I walked across
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Baby waterfall
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Waterfalls are EVERYWHERE but unfortunately they don’t place them next to the highway. We hiked for a long time to get to these waterfalls.

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All this hiking can make a girl thirsty enough to drink a waterfall

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Smaller waterfall
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The narrow path we walked all the way to the waterfall.This path dropped off on one side approximately 3 stories down a very steep cliff.
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Twin Waterfalls

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