On a perfectly warm Sunday, with a gentle breeze blowing, I started a hike up Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire.
The path was clear, shrouded by trees and a little bit slippery in places.
After about 90 minutes I was close to the peak and took some photos of the view inland to the Gorge showing a few waterfalls.
A few big, slippery puddles later and I reached the steep, rocky part with guide ropes to help the climb to the peak.
30 metres later, I was on the peak, 828m above sea level and it was worth every step.
Time to start the climb down .. and a late lunch!
The walk, up and down, took about 4 hours with stops to take photos and enjoy the views especially at the top.