|resting in the clearing|
We drove down another winding road, this time on the canyon floor, and with a full tank of gas. We got off to a later start than planned (never wake a sleeping baby!), but it was nice to have a leisurely morning after the long drive. We were rested up and ready to take on the Añisclo Canyon trail, a five hour, 16km trail through the gorge. We started on a flat, wide trail that quickly went from easy to never ending. Beautiful as it was, this trail tired me out! The difficulty was the steep, stony, switchback section. Every time we thought we were "up", we´d turn to face another climb. While I didn´t find that section especially attractive, it did lead us to a beautiful forest path which opened onto an enchanted clearing.
|thrilled to see a sign for the "flat forest"|