Slip sliding away (in Salto Curet…)

After reading a couple of websites and getting some personal accounts of the waterfalls named Salto Curet, I felt really confident about taking my family and another dad and his young child there for a day trip. My friend and his daughter were here on a vacation and wanted to do outdoorsy things. Eureka!

I got the coordinates in the GPS and out we went. We had to park hell n gone. Not so bad, I thought, we can just walk there. So we got out of our cars and crept along what otherwise would’ve been a rigorous road even for a 4 x 4 jeep.

where we parked

where we parked

It was rocky. Parts were steep. We’re almost there I said. We went up a hill we went downhill. We’re next to the river I said we must be close. We crisscrossed the river while picking up the kids. We’re really close I said. After all the website I consulted said it was only a 20 minute trek to the point where we had to start walking in the river.

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Yeah. 20 minutes for an adult who is fit. 40 minutes for parents and their kids ages 4, 3 and two. IMG_4935We reach the sign that told us where the waterfalls were and where we had to get in and walk in the river. Let’s just say it was a little more perilous than we were anticipating. Trevor did not have a very good sandals for walking in the water. Too slippery. Each adult had a kid in their arms and a bag on their back. We helped each other out Boy and Girl Scout style.  IMG_4936

IMG_4938It can’t be far I said we’re almost there, I said, the website after all said and this is only a 10 minute walk. After 20 minutes and a few curse words later we arrived at the falls. Success! No one even got scraped. No kids drowned or fell to their peril. We padded ourselves on the back, took a deep breath and whipped out our PB&J’s.

IMG_4939Knowing naptime was eminent and we had a long trek ahead of us we only stayed about a half an hour at the falls. But if you’re a 20-something or a highschooler yeah plan to spend all day. IMG_4940 IMG_4956The kids freaking rocked. We carried them most of the way home but no meltdowns. Do you believe that?? Let me repeat this. Nearly 2 hours of hiking, we ran out of snacks, it was about 84° out, we are zeroing in on naptime and NO MELTDOWNS. Not even by the parents ha ha IMG_4961

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2 Responses to Slip sliding away (in Salto Curet…)

  1. Barbara Schutt says:

    Looks like a really beautiful place to be and so serene. I may have to look that up when we return next winter. Lovely photos!

  2. Diane Palmert says:

    Your colorful narration made what could have been a disastrous outing into an interesting adventure. Is this a Nana thing to do with you????

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