It was still dawn when we went out to do what we liked best: we ventured into the bush. The destination was the lost Horizon that is just after Araxá, is part of the Serra da Canastra Circuit and is a perfect place for a mid-level trekking.
As usual, I give myself with total detachment to each place I go, and absorb at the highest level each sensation, whether it's a novelty or not. I open a parenthesis here to emphasize that there is much wisdom in this simple act that is to give in full to everything that is done. To live the present with intensity and let tomorrow come by itself without too many worries.
Life full of life!!!
We arrived at the site around 08:00 and decided to enjoy some moments of contemplation sitting on the free flight ramp that has there.
There's no better company.
"Where there is calm I observe, where there is soul absorbed."
Let me describe this beautiful place better:
Horizonte Perdido is a farm that was initially called Pirapetinga and that in the past produced many material riches, but which currently strives to provide visitors with incredible experiences related to nature. There is a free flight ramp on site and a restaurant offering typically mining meals and a wonderful view of part of the Serra da Canastra. The restaurant is closed until November for renovations so, for those who want to visit the place before that Recommend you take a typical snack of trail or choose to eat in Araxá which is approximately 30 km from there.
More information in: Lost Horizon
We continue towards the trail that would lead us to the lookout, which we call "Lookout of the Cross".
Walking together, always!
The walk is very pleasant despite the warm and strong sun early in the morning. Appropriate clothing, lots of water and abusive use of sunscreen is what I recommend.
That walk in a rough terrain and full of obstacles made me reflect on the difficulties that permeate the path of my life. It's a simple analogy, but of great value: It's easier to access the next step or the next level when we focus only on the momentary challenge. Let us stop suffering in advance, look beyond what we can solve at the moment and focus on taking only the next step.
One step at a time…
After approximately an hour of walking we arrived at the lookout and enjoyed wonderful moments with the right gentle breeze and bird song.
A little time to say thank you.
Open wings, not afraid to fly.
I would love to describe in words the feelings that flow in me at times like this, but I can't find appropriate terms. All I can say is that it's a sense of peace and deep contentment. It's a mix of joy without size and certainty of being on the right track. Now, I close my eyes and feel again this diversity of sensations i'm invading…
My faith goes beyond the impossible.
Words are unnecessary at times like this.
We had also planned to visit the Ventania Waterfall on this trip, so we headed your way. It is on a private property about 30 km from the center of Araxá, heading towards Sacramento. It would be my first visit to this waterfall, but we were disappointed when we arrived at the site and saw several signs prohibiting the entry of visitors. We continued along the road, but I confess that I was getting very tense as we descended, because the signs emphasized that visitors were no longer welcome. We went to the entrance of the trail, but it was all blocked by barbed wire fences. We observed garbage on site and a sign with a message of preservation of the downed nature. We deduce that the prohibition is probably due to visitors' disregard for nature.
We were greeted by this little hawk.
there were many plates like this scattered around the property.
I take this opportunity to make an appeal and express my indignation at people who visit places like this and do not have an ounce of environmental awareness. They leave the garbage they produce, pollute, tear branches out of trees and other things more that harm nature. They throw cans, bottles and plastic packaging out the car window like the roads were garbage drums. We witnessed many scenes of total disrespect along the way.
There are several places that are being closed for visitation because of these individuals without conscience, (forgive me the expression) but for me this kind of attitude makes clear the type of education that these people have. Let us be conscious and orderly when we are in nature so that "doors" are not closed to those who will come next.
We came back a little sad, but we didn't give up taking a waterfall bath. Then we passed by Nova Ponte (60 km from Uberlândia) and cooled off at the Waterfall of the Claro River which is one of the most beautiful in our region.
A little cold water to wash the soul.
Balance of travel: Although we changed one of the destinations, everything was perfect. We returned home from a tired body, a quiet mind, a washed soul and a light heart.
Learn more about the Claro River waterfall in Canyon da Fumaça.
Big kiss and see you next time!!!