October 24, 2014

Macchabee Trail - Mare aux Joncs - Black River Gorges National Park - Part 1

This year we have done two different hikes to Mare aux Joncs waterfall in Black River Gorges National Park.

For me, the best way to celebrate my birthday is a hike together with friends. We decided on the Petrin to Mare Longue hike, but approximately halfway we saw the sign 'Macchabee Forest Trail'. We let our friends decide since Mr.X was carrying an 8 kilos baby on the back! Mr. X likes challenges and off we went on the new trail - at least new to us. 

What we didn't know is how steep it actually is! Fortunate it was dry, it had been more difficult to do the trail if it had been wet and slippery.

Not very steep here, but this is just the beginning. 

Yep! We came from up there! 

Mare aux Joncs waterfall - from the top.
We had lunch here at the river / waterfall. It was perfect; dear friends, the food tastes better out in the nature, the sound from the forest, the river and waterfall, birds, smell of nature, pristine, solitude, balsam for the soul.... 

The climbing from the river to the Macchabee trail.
Yes, it is that steep! 

Yes, very important! 

We are back on the main trail; the Macchabee Trail back to Petrin.

Back to civilization! :) 

To continue Part 2.

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