|"Pretty sure that is just grounding"|
The first part of the trail was hot and clear. It has been crazy hot lately. This first part of the trail is a gravel road back into the forest and the forest reserve. The hike in the reserve starts out also as a dirt road until you reach the old irrigation ditch. This is one of my all time favorite spots on the island. The ditch is lined with moss and the water always seems to sparkle as it gurgles passed down the hill.
We walked this part (my favorite) along the irrigation ditch and then the trails parts ways and takes off into the forest again passed the bamboo. This is where the trail starts to get a little muddy. There is a spot that I take it was super bad so at one point a boardwalk was put over it. Well now before you even get to the boardwalk there is a very impressive mud puddle.
|The mud of shoe stealing|
|TA DA!? I swear there is a HUGE beautiful valley right there!|
|Even in a cloud it is beautiful! Look at all the ginger in bloom!|
Off we went! We ran into several groups walking (all of whom had things to say about the two barefoot hikers....). I brought up the "Earthing" image I have as the first one on this post. We laughed about it.
On the way out we stopped and picked up the broken slippas (leave no trace!)
|Best spot to take a break!|
So hear is my lesson learned. Hiking barefoot makes you look at your feel a lot and sometimes mud can hide sharp rocks!