Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cava Grande

Gene and I went hiking with some friends to a place called Cava Grande near Siracusa. A river dug itself very deep into a ravine where there are waterfalls and large pools of water to swim in. The hike down the mountain was about 1 1/2 miles straight down in 90 degree heat! After we got to the bottom the cold pools of water were very refreshing and amazingly beautiful. The hike back up was very intense...too bad there wasn't a pool at the top to swim in :)

getting ready to start the hike

half way down the mountain looking at the water

one of thee pools of water

the group

the  girls playing in one of the small waterfalls