I am not sure if any guides take people here or not. I am not an expert on the conditions there either. But I would imagine that you need to go there during December - May time frame. There are several stream crossings and it would get awfully muddy in the rainy times.
It would challenge any 4 wheel drive vehicle. I think you need to go in behind a tractor or you need to take a motorcycle.
Not only would a private vehicle have trouble with the streams and mud, there are also several unmarked turns.
A friend arranged this trip and the person taking us on the trip was a relative of theirs who grew up around there.
We gathered up at 7 in the morning at Windschief and drove from there
as we left Hopkins we were greeted by a rainbow and we all took that as a blessing for a good day
21 of us loaded up in a wagon and headed out
This is the easy part going down the highway
This Massey Ferguson has seen adventure before
This is the turn from the highway, now it is 8 miles more down bumpy roads, crossing rivers, and going though orange groves
There were several stream crossings
Judging from the size of the creeks, I would imagine that these can get pretty good flow during the rainy season
This Fluffy thing was picked from a tree
Roi took a bunch of good photos and I hope to get some links to them for you guys to enjoy
The tractor parks and from here you hike to the falls
We head off
Down down down, towards the river
We decided to hike up the river over the boulders which were very slick
We fanned out on the river and headed upstream
back and forth we went
Amazingly, our guide scared up a gibnut and actually caught it.
Olly was one of the guys that spearheaded the trip
We probably hiked a mile up the river
It was pool, riffle, pool, riffle the whole way
The river got cliffier and boulderier so we headed into the jungle for the final push
We knew we were on the right track
The falls is now in sight
It is a very large falls
This shows the whole falls. For scale you need to look at the man sitting on the rock in the bottom to the right of the fall. Look very closely and if you cannot see him then blow the picture up to full screen.
There is a nice pool that people swam in
Judging from the size of the pool you can only imagine that this waterfall really gets raging sometimes.
This shot is a panorama. You can barely see the group of people to the left of the second pool. Davis Falls is very large
Pictures do not do justice for what we saw
The jungle is full of colors
This is the last bit of the hike heading back to the Tractor
As we went through the orange grove we had to really protect ourselves from branches.....some people learned that lesson the hard way.
When we went in there was a tractor stuck here. It was gone when we left. We tried to make it up with the wagon full, but we had to bail and let the tractor go up on its own.
Pam spearheaded the trip and on the way home she enjoyed a Belikan. Her son Amen was behind her and made that lovely wreath for her head.
Heading through the orange grove
We are wearing the same hat.....I was tougher on mine evidently
On the way back there was a tractor stuck, but our guy made it up just fine.
When we got home I gave the neighbors some finger paint and they were showing me what they made
They tore up a cereal box and created lovely canvases out of them
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