There are a series of 3 big waterfalls, and countless small falls inbeteen at Sipi Falls, that you can explore. A guide for the day costs 25,000 ugx / $ 7 per person, and it takes about 3 to 4 hours deepening on how often you stop to take photos along the hike !
Its breathtakingly beautiful tho, a must do activity next time you are in the area !
The crescendo and crash of gushing waters never ending is truly a testimony to the abundance of nature, and the vitality that comes with the flow of constant movement.
Back to some mid-spring greenery! The first time I tried to find this set ended in failure. I had a great short hike but no falls. Armed with more information and a better sense of the area, I stomped back in and had this beauty all to myself!
Name: Ou-taki - 王滝 (おうたき)
Location: Chino, Nagano
Source: Shibu River
Parking: For about 25 cars
Facilities: Visitor center, toilets, vending machines
Admission Fee: None
I’ve put the long and lat for the car park. Though the trailhead is marked fairly well, it was not easy to find at first. You have to head down the road/trail to the left of the parking area to a small park/shrine area. Don’t get fooled by the shrine on the left. Just follow the road and go to the very end of Yokoya Kannon park. There is a small viewing area that provides a view of the falls from above and of the valley below. The trail head is just to the right of the viewing area. After that, it’s only a 20-30 minute hike down to the small shelter and viewing area for the falls.
Ou-taki surprised me at first. The other natural falls in the Yokoya Ravine are mostly block type falls but this one actually had some height. The trail down was mostly a combination of soft earth steps, hard packed earth, rock and metal grated walkways. And even though the municipality has taken steps to reinforce the ravine walls, there were a lot of fallen rocks on the trail. Watch your head and keep an eye out above.
I found out later you can also access Ou-taki by walking up the trail that starts downstream but the few older hikers I spoke to told me the trail has been closed because it is too dangerous now. So I didn’t bother to check it out. If anyone else has walked it and feels it is safe enough to hike, please let me know.
At the parking area there is a visitor center (closed both times I visited), toilets and a few drink vending machines. There is a small landing nearby that also gives a good view of the valley below.
Last visited May 2017.
Best. Surprise. EVER!
Our last time in Disneyland with our annual passes and this whole time I thought Nate wasn’t going to be able to come and I was heartbroken! Little did me and Jess know that he was coming all along!!! He flew to LAX today from Billings, took a shuttle and hung out/waited for us till we got there
As we stand there taking the typical “right when you walk in” Disneyland picture I see some guy run into the picture! I double take as I realize it’s not a random guy... but it’s Nate!
I instantly start crying cause I’m so happy to see him! I couldn’t believe it that he was here! Haha Disney is just not the same without @nate_blox soooo—� BEST SURPRISE EVER!
S/O to everyone but me and Jess for being so good at keeping the surprise from us! Haha #Oblivious !! 💁🏼👈🏽
Also S/O to the Disney photographer for catching all the surprise without knowing what was happening! #MVP 😂😂 check out my story for the whole shabang!!!
I finally got to cross off another epic hike/backpack trip off my list this past weekend. I hiked approx. 30 miles, did my first multi-day camp, saw some amazing waterfalls, photographed my first big horn sheep, met some new friends, tried dehydrated food for the first time, and last but not least, I got to try some supai fry bread. The weekend ended not with a goodbye, but a see you later! I hope to eventually return to this majestic place with the family.
Thank you @wildernessbadass @miguelmigs and @heidi.mag for the memories! Looking forward to the next adventure.
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