Hiking The Waterfall Trails

Hey Friends! How is your week going? We have been rocking it over here. My homework load has been a bit cray cray this week so that has been a bummer. On a positive note, I have also been busy studying up on the new Beautycounter launch coming out the 17th of July! I did a Facebook live in my group today and will be doing more this weekend. YAY! I am so excited! More things positive……I am also excited that the ice cream maker that I order on Amazon Prime day has already shipped. Could I possibly be making ice cream this weekend? I also ended up ordering two packages of RxBars, and this “Maya Angelou” Be Present In All Things necklace in gold and silver (I am gifting one). I just the message!

So today I wanted to share with a little hiking trip from a week ago. We love getting out and exploring new sights and DC was off during the week so we took full advantage of it. We look on our organization’s website for ideas and ran across this hiking and waterfall trail. We thought Mason would love the waterfalls plus it was not too far away.

Shiroiwa-no-taki Waterfall and Hiking Trail


We headed out about 9 in the morning because we knew it was going to be a hot day. The heat index ended up reaching over 100 by noon. The humidity is crazy here!


Japan seriously has the smallest roads! I just thought the roads in Portugal were small. This road is actually considered a larger road. The drive was beautiful and it only took us about 30 minutes to arrive there. Thank goodness for GPS!


Mason slept the whole way. He was ready to hit the trails after a drink and a snack.


The trail started off in a large area with a couple of little shops and a rest area.


I spotted the ice cream right away!


DC was very intrigued by the huge bamboo.


I promise he was more comfortable that he looks. =)





This waterfall was beautiful!


Mason thought so as well.


We had to let him get his feet in the water!


He loved it!




That grin though! =)


After the waterfall we continued with our hike. I saw this huge face and thought it was too funny.


Apparently being carried around is exhausting. He was totally faking it!


Family selfies!



Guys, these steps with a toddler on your back is no joke! I was feeling the burn! Especially since I had decided to go to the gym for leg day before hiking. What was I thinking?


After the stairway to heaven we found a spot to have lunch. I had packed us some tuna salads, crackers, cucumbers, apples, peanut butter, and Larabars.


Is this not the sweetest!?

After our lunch, we decided to start heading back to the car. Is was getting up in the 90s with the heat index reaching the 100s and we did not want little man to get too hot. So with our handy (I say this with truth and sarcasm) GPS, we take our address in and head home. Funny thing about the GPS is it will get you home but NO telling how or what road it will take you on! Like for real!

I had to take a picture of the random venting machine in the middle of no where. #sojapan


Pretty soon we were finding ourselves on this road! Nowhere to turn around and no roads to turn off on.


I swear it felt like we were off-roading and bottoming out in my Nissan. I was only kind of freaking out. I was mostly laughing at the things we get ourselves into. A nice Japanese man that appeared to be logging stop us and we believe was trying to tell us to turn around. Too late my friend!

The views were beautiful but lacked a guardrail! DC was like “want me to get closer to take a picture”? Men! I was like no just get us off this mountain please, sir. Luckily Mason slept through this all.

ice cream

On the way home to stop by a farmer’s market to pick up a couple and items. They also had soft serve so of course, we had to indulge. Mason totally surprised us when he was way more into the cone than the ice cream. He totally got this from his daddy and not me. DC and I are the opposite when it comes to these things. I eat the ice cream he eats the cone. I eat the frosting he eats the cake. We compliment each other well!

When we arrived home we grilled out for dinner and then called it an early night.

Questions: Do you enjoy hiking? Do you like the ice cream or cone best? Do you get lost often? Love or hate the GPS?











  1. Laura @ Laura Likes Design

    July 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I love ice cream with the cones because it adds a little crunch. Also, I couldn’t agree more when it comes to frosting vs. cake!

    1. Bethany

      July 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      I like sprinkles for a crunch =)

  2. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups

    July 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    What a beautiful hiking area! That face is too funny.

  3. Erinn

    July 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    That hike looks incredible! I love to hike, but I don’t get out that often because it’s a bit of a drive…but we’re hoping to get some hiking in this fall once the leaves start to change – it’s breathtaking in the mountains!
    I definitely prefer the ice cream 😉

    1. Bethany

      July 14, 2017 at 5:23 am

      Yes, hiking in the fall is beautiful!

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