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October 2015

Your adventure starts with the easy option being about a one and a half hour hike through stunning rainforest to Avocat Waterfall. The adventure option will depart first as it will take two hours and include hiking up rivers, climbing through uncharted rain forests where your leader follows only his knowledge of the forests. Both trails are circuits where we hike in over some hills to see and experience the rainforest and its wildlife, firsthand. While walking you will see, experience and learn of the natural history of this magnificent rainforest. Highlights will be seeing amazing trees while Emperor and other butterflies float by. Forest birds such as Trogons, Honeycreepers and Manakins at their lek are abundant. The trail leads to an enchanting stream with an abundance of anthuriums and heliconias on its banks; it will take us to the Marianne River.

The walk ends at the seventy-foot waterfall, where swimming in the small pool at the base of the falls is our objective. Relax while getting a natural drumming massage as you sit at the base of the falls.

After a quick swim in the falls the adventurous will hike to the top of the falls, put on harnesses and safety equipment and plunge over the side rappelling back to the waterfall’s pool!!!

Avocat Waterfall Rappel

From Mike’s Bikes Big Ride to Salybia Facebook page:

Join us as we embark on a fun ride from Diego Martin to the Salybia Nature Resort.

Distance: 45 miles (73 kilometers)
Average Speed: 16 mph (25 kilometers per hour)
Duration (including 15 minute rest stop): approximately 3 ½ hours

Check out the link for more info!

This route shows the path from the Arima-Blanchisseuse Road with the trail head being at the Textel station (telecommunications tower). The trail follows the ridge so it’s generally easy to follow and there are glimpses of the Brasso Seco valley and the north coast through the vegetation. However, there is not much of a view at the summit. 

Morne Bleu

Morne Bleu at 848 metres, (2781 feet) is the 5th highest summit in Trinidad and Tobago. Its name relates to the cold condition that surrounds the mountain, which sometimes appear misty blue. Its starting location is on top the hill by the Textel Station on the Arima, Blanchisseuse Road just after the 9½-mile post. The elevation at this point is 716m. To access the peak requires a walk along the range in an easterly direction. It shares the same east to west ridgeline as the tallest peak El Cerro Del Aripo divided by the La Laja to Brasso Seco passageway. The mountain can also be approached from the eastern direction via the La laja bypass however this route to the pinnacle is sometimes overgrown with shrubs. The estimated climb to the top will take 1 ½ – 2 hours or depending on one’s fitness. The distance along the slopes to the crest is 4km (2.5miles) of undulating terrain. The pathway at the start is broad and clear but eventually deteriorates as one goes deeper into the woodland. The intensity of the exploration increases, as one approaches the summit where the trek becomes steeper and more challenging.

The vegetation at this altitude is Lower Montane and Virgin Montane Forest and growing along the path are ferns, bromeliads, palms such as Anare Manac and Gri Gri. The trees along the track dominated by Bois Bande with its reddish-brown bark and Yellow Manague with its silt roots and yellow sap. The high altitude, moist conditions of up to 500 cm of rain/annum and cold temperatures caused the tree trunks to be laden with moss. Distinctly between the branches isolated views of urban structures from Brasso Seco Village.

Morne Bleu

Morne Bleu at 848 metres, (2781 feet) is the 5th highest summit in Trinidad and Tobago. Its name relates to the cold condition that surrounds the mountain, which sometimes appear misty blue. Its starting location is on top the hill by the Textel Station on the Arima, Blanchisseuse Road just after the 9½-mile post. The elevation at this point is 716m. To access the peak requires a walk along the range in an easterly direction. It shares the same east to west ridgeline as the tallest peak El Cerro Del Aripo divided by the La Laja to Brasso Seco passageway. The mountain can also be approached from the eastern direction via the La laja bypass however this route to the pinnacle is sometimes overgrown with shrubs. The estimated climb to the top will take 1 ½ – 2 hours or depending on one’s fitness. The distance along the slopes to the crest is 4km (2.5miles) of undulating terrain. The pathway at the start is broad and clear but eventually deteriorates as one goes deeper into the woodland. The intensity of the exploration increases, as one approaches the summit where the trek becomes steeper and more challenging.

The vegetation at this altitude is Lower Montane and Virgin Montane Forest and growing along the path are ferns, bromeliads, palms such as Anare Manac and Gri Gri. The trees along the track dominated by Bois Bande with its reddish-brown bark and Yellow Manague with its silt roots and yellow sap. The high altitude, moist conditions of up to 500 cm of rain/annum and cold temperatures caused the tree trunks to be laden with moss. Distinctly between the branches isolated views of urban structures from Brasso Seco Village.

On Saturday 24th October 2015,Fitness Walkers explore the summit of Morne Bleu.

Assembly: 7.00am corner of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway Arima, (next to FT Farfan)

Rating: Challenging

For more information contact Mario749-2956 or islandhikers.com

Morne Bleu….Sat 24th October 2015 |

stefairywishes:

Every Beauty needs her Beast ❤
#rawr #mine #hike #adventurewithmylove (at Edith Falls Chagaramas)

Trinbagonian Hikes

imnotlost-yet:

Trinidad and Tobago has some really beautiful, picturesque beaches, waterfalls and views. Places that even the locals don’t know exist because the only way to get there is either by hike or by boat. These places are truly the most preserved and beautiful locations on the islands. The hikes are so worth it and most of them aren’t extremely difficult. I’d encourage everyone, local or foreign, to hit the trails and engulf yourselves in the beauty of the islands.

I agree!

believedreamsdl:

age 6-14. #trinidad #westindies

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