Leader of Island Hikers, Mario Russell, led a group of hikers for a three-hour hike which began at Spring Bridge, Blanchisseuse and ended at Paria Waterfalls. Joanna Hayde shares photos of her fun trip with the group of more than 200 hikers to Paria Waterfalls in 2014. She says that this class five hike was very strenuous for some first-time hikers as they struggled to keep up with the group.
She states, “Most hikers usually engage in these activities to enjoy the beautiful scenery and for health purposes.”
June 2014 – Issue 10 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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I had the pleasure of visiting our sister isle and encountering one of the most beautiful natural wonders that I have ever seen, the Argyle Waterfall. Located not more than 20 minutes’ walk from the beautiful village from which it gets its name, it is a truly spectacular site and definitely worth the few mosquito bites you may get along the way.
I read afterwards that Argyle is the tallest waterfall on the island (175 feet), which didn’t surprise me as I remember the deafening sound of the water crashing onto the rock at the highest level of the fall and how it cascaded down what seemed like a natural staircase (which only had 3 steps). It was simply amazing!
The official trail is easy and there are tour guides available at a reasonable price to show you the way. Being the thrill-seekers that we humans are (and also because we were playing cheap), the group that I went with agreed to let one of the unofficial tour guides (a local who was just hustling) show us the way. Don’t worry, nothing horrible happened, our guide was actually quite professional and by the end of the day he was a part of the gang. Anyway, back to the waterfall… Read more