Two writers from the Tampa Bay Times tell of their adventure in Dominica.
If we’d come here without a guide, we surely would have turned back.
The already steep trail through the lush coastal rain forest had become inconceivably steeper. We were about to get into mountain goat mode. We would have to use all four limbs to descend a 30-foot vertical segment, one of many punctuating the trail, using thick ropes and tropical tree roots — our lifelines to the ocean cove below.