“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).