Scheduled Date: Tuesday 5th August, 2014
Acono Basins and Waterfall
A place worth discovering is the Acono River situated on the eastern end of the Maracas St Joseph Valley. The source originates from the southeastern foothills of Mt El Tucuche in the Acono Valley. It is a tributary of the larger St Joseph River which flows at the centre of the town. Exploration of the upper course is an exciting adventure that involves a short hike and some optional swimming. This is best done when the water level of the river is high, since in the dry season, the river may just be a trickle.
The journey starts at the Ortinola Horse Farm in Acono and the route to the upper course is a gentle upstream hike. The trail situated diagonally to the river, crosses the bed on several occasions in shallow areas. The numerous cacao and citrus trees show that the area was once a thriving estate. As the trail ascends view of the river lost, except for the distinct sound of the water cascading in the valley. The main trail leads up the mountain to the El Tucuche Bench Road, but a hidden diversion to the left will lead down to the river. On arrival at the river, the bed is narrow but there are magnificent basins to splash in. There is the option to venture upstream which will lead to a gorge and a twenty foot waterfall. OnSunday12thJanuary’14, Island Hikers explore the Acono basins and waterfall.
Assembly: 7.00 am Corner of Abercromby Street and Eastern Main Road St Joseph (next to St Joseph Mosque)
Rated: 3 fair
Note: swimming optional and life jackets provided
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