The Mexican state Guerrero is super dry, and super hot. But in the middle of nowhere there is supposed to be an oasis. The people call it Las Mil Cascadas, or: A Thousand Waterfalls. It seems like a legend. One, that sounds interesting enough to proof right.
The motor of the car didn’t have it easy. The misanthrophic sorrounding made the quest for A Thousand Waterfalls bizarelly adventurous. Despite the rocky roads and the dry air, also unexpected barriers made the ride not necessarily smooth.
At some point, the car wasn’t helping anymore. On foot we continued searching for the oasis. In the beginning, our motivation was depleted by a long hike and a frustrating, dry climate.
After hours of searching we still couldn’t find the legend of A Thousand Waterfalls everyone was talking about. But we could see that, at least in the past, very big waterfalls shaped the surrounding for a big deal. Though, today everything is dried out.
Earlier you would have to swim here – now the riverbed transformed into a small hiking path.
Many years ago a lot of water was floating down the hill. Now some green plants took over, at least on some of the rocks.
38 degrees made living here not easy. Every part that is not under a protective shadow of a tree, is slowly dying.
A Thousand Waterfalls: Is there still hope?
Who would have expected that? The quest for the waterfalls was energised with hope again. Let’s follow these little stream of water.
The first spring was very encouraging. In the middle of a very dry region in Mexico.
You woudn’t belive it. The water is refreshing cold and the foundation of all live in the surrounding.
After hiking six hours we found a place you could call paradise. The people in Mexico always talk about this place. At some point we entered the oasis.
On the way here it was way too hot. The car almost broke and we had barely enough water. Here, life flourished.
At the end we were rewarded with the maybe last magic waterfall. At some day the water may return, and with it a life rich in species.