Brazilian Waterfalls.

When I was in Brazil‬ I hiked into the rainforest‬ and would swim under these‪ beautiful‬ waterfalls‬. Some local kids were there wondering why these non locals were wandering into the forest on their own. They followed us into the jungle. Communication was difficult as they didn’t speak any English. After a couple different waterfalls I kept inviting them in to swim and they constantly refused. I didn’t think anything of it. Eventually we saw a small snake‬ and through hand signals, I think they said that they don’t swim in the creeks because of the large snakes that could eat you. That made me pause and remember where I was. Holy shit. 20 foot anacondas. Man eaters. I had no thought of that while giddily jumping off waterfalls into unknown pools.

Brazilian waterfalls

Wallace Falls

About an hour outside of Seattle is Wallace Falls. It is an easy and fun hike that gets crowded in the summer. The hike starts by walking under high voltage power lines which you can hear cracking and buzzing for a while.

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Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 9.49.26 AM Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 9.49.33 AM Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 9.49.40 AMScreen shot 2013-04-27 at 9.50.08 AM Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 9.49.05 AMThere are lots of waterfalls and it looks a bit like Hawai’i. There is also a lot of access for fishing, so look out for more posts about that!