We made it! This is what we all keep repeating to ourselves. We left
on our first (and now we know, easiest) mission to count the Mahoe
trees on the West Bank. We got through with this part of the challenge
amazingly quickly, having counted over 300 trees in less than an hour,
but the toughest was yet to come.
From there we started to a trail
that took us about one hour on a strenuous path, mostly downhill, that
led us to a natural swimming hole. Getting there, all of the most
courageous of us jumped off a five-meter rock cliff and we all
delighted ourselves in the water and on the rocks under the sun.
Coming back was indeed the greatest challenge: a very steep hike up
the trail which took us about two hours to get back to our home base Las
Casa de la Selva. What motivated us was the excitement about the salsa
class we are having tonight ... and a shower. (View a video of the team hiking to the swimming hole.)