Heidi September 17th, 2008
One of my readers asked if our hike would be a good one for their family with young children.
And my answer for her is: Maybe.
The beginning of the hike is a nice trail that is flat for quite a while, but then begins switching back and forth down the side of a mountain and is quite steep.
Then it’s flat again as you make your way through a valley of these incredible trees.
Seriously, I’ve never seen anything like them.
And the wonderfully dramatic stories that just permeated the air around them.
After that, you reach a beautiful river.
And the trail continues to be flat and easy.
But then you enter landslide area and fallen trees periodically cover the trail.
After that, the trail becomes an amazing old railway that makes you feel like you’re back in the 19th century.
(But it would be quite tricky for youngsters to walk on, considering it’s very uneven and there are spikes sticking up everywhere).
(Not to mention you’re right next to a drop off into a river).
And then you come to spots where chunks of railway have fallen into the river and all that’s left in front of you is a pile of rock slide.
(And those were so tricky I actually considered putting away my camera so I could use both hands to keep my balance and not fall into the rapids below).
But I didn’t.
(What can I say?)
(I’m an extreme photographer).
And if you brave it through all that, you finally get to the railway tunnel.
Which is where we decided to have lunch and then turn back.
Because there was another rock slide at the exit.
And it started to rain.
And this cute little Wooga man (who chews his grapes so sweetly) was nearing his bedtime.
(So, I don’t know if that was helpful at all, but I’d say parts would be great for kids, but other parts not so much…..)