June 9, 2006
We trekked for three hours today, through mud and rotting branches, for the promise of a waterfall that turned out to be extraordinarily unspectacular. Some of us were understandably disappointed; others of the "it's the journey that matters"mentality actually enjoyed the climb somewhat. Everyone agreed, however, that the thunderstorm on the way down was a bit much. Within minutes, all of us were soaked to the bone, resorting to slipping, sliding, and jumping down the muddied slopes of that tropical rainforest. It was an exciting experience, to be sure, but I think I would have preferred a prettier waterfall.