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4.6 km before dark

Entramos no Parque forestal de Campos de Jordão nas montanhas da Mantiqueira depois das 4 da tarde, o parque é sereno, gigante, com enormes árvores araucária, ar puro, areas para picnic, lagos, etc... mas a meta da família era de precorrer 5km a pé pela floresta para encontrar as quedas de água famosas da região e voltar antes de escurecer. Afinal as quedas de água não eram assim tão grandes pois esta não é a época das chuvas e há muito menos água do que no verão, e a caminhada não foi afinal tão exigente e voltamos a tempo! No final do dia fondue the carne e de queijo!
We entered the forest park of Campos de Jordão in the Mantiqueira mountains after 4pm, the park is serene and gigantic, huge araucaria trees, pure air, nice areas for picnic, lakes, etc... but the goal of the family was to visit the "cachoeiras" (watter falls) in a almost 5 km hike in the woods and be able to return back to our car before dark. After all the "cachoeiras" were not that big, this is not the rain season and their is much less watter than in the summer and they were not that far either! In the evening cheese and meat fondue.

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