Leaving the lower circuit, we followed the second pathway, the Paseo Superior, up to the top of the falls. Although you can’t see it in this photo, the walkway runs right along the edge where the water rushes off the plateau.
Every vantage point made for an amazing photograph (I took far too many pictures along this walk, but I’m only posting the best of them).
The path was still uncrowded, though a few other hikers were starting to appear as we made it to the top.
It was a little heart-stopping, crossing the metal walkways over the rushing water, knowing that a slip would mean being swept over the falls (without a barrel). Here’s a photo sequence I snapped as we crossed:
We could look straight down the waterfall from its top.
It surprised us to see plants growing along the precipice.
These vegetative outcroppings are the “islands” that separate the numerous waterfalls, each of which has its own name, all starting with “Salto,” meaning waterfall.
We made it to end of the Paseo Superior to the overlook of the Salto Mbiguá, where the water volume seemed to be the greatest on the Argentinian side of the Falls.
It was exhilarating! And we were the only people there!
¡Que hermoso! How Beautiful!