Charco Prieto Water Falls in Puerto Rico, January 1st 2019

in travel •  9 months ago  (edited)

We had an amazing time today.

Last night at a New Year's Eve party we met someone who invited us to join a Puerto Rico Hiking club outing. They said to meet at a super market parking lot at noon for a hiking trip to a pool and water fall. We sold the kids on it and had an adventure!

It was an amazing way to spend the first day of 2019.

Here's my beautiful wife @corinnestokes and the water fall we hiked a mile to get to:

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It took us forever to find the place because Google maps just kept taking us in 15 minute circles around it, while leading us to dead-end roads. We talked to a local who helped a bit and one of the hikers found a map pin he saved from a previous trip.

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Some parts of the trail were really tiny so it felt like climbing through the deep jungle.

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You can see from this shot how slippery and muddy some of the rocks were:

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For the more difficult parts, I had to carry our youngest (she's five). Corinne did some carrying too, which you can see here:

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The kids had a great time, even though the hike was a bit difficult.

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They enjoyed swimming as well, though the water was pretty cold.

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I put together a video of all the pictures I took along with some commentary to keep this memory for us as a family.

I hope you had a fantastic New Years day as well.

We're still getting settled here in Puerto Rico, but fun trips like this make it start to feel like home.

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I just got back home from the long weekend there with the family and it was quite intense! Amazing that 20 years went by and I never been to that place but if you enjoyed that, you will surely enjoy El Yunque rainforest! It has a number of similar hiking trails and waterfalls. Happy New Year!

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Yeah, I've heard a lot of great things about El Yunque. I'm really looking forward to checking it out. I hope it won't be too difficult for the kids though.

Happy New Year!

There is a little of everything there... Short and easy 2-3 km routes but some are more longer and difficult. The one I recall with a great waterfall was about 4km. Enjoy!

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Hermosos paisajes!

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Looks like an excellent excursion! The only significant waterfall hikes I have had in the past decade were in the Columbia River Gorge.

What a coincidence that this person told you about the hike. I’m glad to see that you went with it, because it looks like a lot of fun and a great way to start the year.

Happy new year !

Looks amazing I seriously need to find some good trails here for the new year

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It looks like a lot of fun 👊😊👍

Wow.. The waterfall looks amazing !! Happy New Year to you and the Family!

Cheers

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Looks like fun... thanks for sharing!