Fully decked out with rain boots, and walking sticks, we ventured deep into the Amazon on our longest, muddiest, most treacherous hike yet – the Gran Canyon hike.
We started the hike around 9am and came back around 230pm. The first part of the hike was typical for the Amazon, steep and muddy, but it really got exhilarating when we had to hike through hip-deep water and swim through a canyon river. Most of us were feeling a mixture of terror, surprise and nervousness when we saw the rushing river that we had to swim in. Luckily, the 3 guides made the experience easier for the majority of us as they provided assistance and support on all the tough situations we faced.
For lunch we sat and ate around a beautiful green ravine. After, a few brave souls swam and basked in the cool water.
The feeling of finishing the hike definitely trumps the nervousness and fear that we initially felt. These past few days we’ve been jumping miles out of our comfort zones and I think it’s pushing us closer together and strengthening our bonds.
– Aaron F.