And the Sun Burst Through
Lençóis, Brazil - Chapada Diamantina
Often times the hike up and the view from the top is what gets all the glory. By the hike back down we are usually somewhat tired, feeling full from the experience, soaked in beauty or accomplishment, and really having our minds set on home. The return journey is often times underrated. But, on this particular day, after a long and impressive hike up, and a fantastic summit experience, the hike down threw in some surprises of its own. On our return from the Smoke Waterfall we were treated to some epic light in this epic valley in this epic national park! As you make the descent from the plateaus into the valleys of Chapada, you are greeted with spectacular views like this one, and it is enough to make you forget about getting back, getting home, for just a little while longer!