20 Photos from my two days backpacking trip in Nyeri
“The human body is a masterpiece of engineering. Even better, it adapts to its conditions; physical, emotional or spiritual. With this knowledge, you will be amazed at how many impossibilities you can turn into possibilities in any sphere of life. All it takes is ruthless determination, willingness to learn, endurance and a positive attitude.”
This is a quote I had come across from a friend’s Facebook post. I may have assumed its relevance then as just another motivation quote. Not after having a weekend of physical and mental challenge did I realize its truth.
The previous day was hectic and the idea was beginning to wither every single minute. What if it rained, what if there is no trial, are you going to stand the sun? These were the questions that almost made me give up on the trip. By midnight, the excuses had outdone the desire to move! I wasn’t going anywhere – at least this was the conclusion I came up with when I went to bed.
The unconscious mind never sleeps. When my body was dead asleep, my brain cells were still going through the idea. By 6 am in the morning, I had to make the decision and the only way was to toss a coin. I flipped the ten shillings coin four consecutive times and it was a tail. I decided to toss it for the fifth time, the last time. When it landed in the palm of my hand, the face of Kenya’s second president was staring at me. It was ahead. I had to move!
This is how I ended up Walking from Kenol, Thika to Murang’a town, Visit Chinga dam in Nyeri, and hike the Aberdares in search of waterfalls.
- Interaction with locals along Kenol-Murang’a road.
- Matatu ride from Murang’a town to Othaya
- Morning Sunrise view and boat ride at the Chinga Dam
- Waterfall sight at Chinga dam
- Nature and tea plantations in the region
- A visit to the Baden Powell Museum
- Hiking in the Aberdares chasing waterfalls
- View of Zaina falls and other smaller waterfalls in the Aberdares
The trip in photos
The only best way to show some justice to the unpolluted natural beauty of the places and the amazing landscape, I believe is through pictures.
Zaina falls in the Aberdares. Can be accessed from Chania Shopping Center in Nyeri.
My Friend along the way
Kenol – Muranga road
A section of the Chinga dam falls
Boat ride at the Chinga Dam
Trees mirror reflections – Chinga dam
Morning view of the Chinga dam
The sun is about to rise
More of Chinga dam
Zaina falls in the Aberdares
Zaina falls trail
Photos of plants found in the Aberdares
Nature and Landscape
River and nature
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