with Jackie and Elston Hill
Iguacu Falls is located between Argentina and Brazil near Paraguay. Numerous islands along the 1.7 mile edge divide the falls
into numerous separate waterfalls and cataracts, varying between 197 to 269 ft high. The number of these smaller waterfalls
fluctuates from 150 to 300, depending on the water level. About half of the river's flow falls into a long and narrow chasm called
the Devil's Throat. The Devil's Throat is U-shaped269×490×2,300 ft.
Eleanor Roosevelt is reputed to have exclaimed, "Poor Niagra!" when she saw the falls.
Our first day was cloudy as we walked most of the trails on the Argentina side. Most of the falls are on the Argentina side, so
there is much more to do and see on the Argentina side. The park opens at 8 a.m., and for the first 90 minutes, we had the park
to ourselves. Then the hordes arrived, but fortunately this was the off season although it was peak season for the water flow.
Jackie looks at the Two Brothers Falls.
Below, the Devil's Throat
Jackie walks back from Devil's Throat. The cat walk across the river is 6/10 of a mile long.
Our second day we went to the Brazilian side. While most of the falls are in Argentina, the broad view of the falls is best seen in
Brazil. Below, looking up towards the Devil's Throat.
Back in Argentina. Unlike the tackiness of Niagra Falls, Iguacu Falls is surrounded by jungle with trails that have minimal impact
on the surroundings.
Leaving Iguacu Falls, our airplane circled the falls giving us a complete view of the falls. Brazil is on the left side. Argentina is on
the right side. We stayed at the Sheraton which you can see in the picture along with the visitor facilities in the park. From the
Sheraton you can look right up the Devil's Throat.