Scheduled Date: Tuesday 30th January, 2018
Angel Falls on Sunday 4th February 2018
Nested in the northern foothills of Mt. El Tucuche, there is a fantastic fifty-foot waterfall. It is called Angel Falls because of its celestial appearance and exquisite gracefulness. The most accessible route is a 2km trek from Zorro Trace situated on the North Coast Road just before Rincon and Las Cuevas Village. Angel Falls concealed by craggy ridges and rolling valleys, drops vertically over a steep escarpment and then cascades into a cozy basin. A visit to this natural wonder invokes a feeling of mystery and adventure. It is inviting to sit under the water-drop for an invigorating massage or relax in its natural jacuzzi. Overlooking this beautiful landscape are the twin peaks of Mt El Tucuche (936 metres) where various tributaries flow into its source. It cascades into the Angel Falls Valley and continues downstream over steep precipices where along its course there are several impressive waterfalls to discover. The place best described as an explorer’s bliss remarkable with breath-taking pools. Angel Fall’s is also accessible from a longer route in the Maracas St. Joseph Valley in Loango Village. The landowners at Zorro Trace use the river water to cultivate tomatoes, pumpkin, green peppers and other small cash crops
The exploration begins at Zorro Trace, and the trek to the falls takes approximately 45-minutes. The first part of the trip is upstream alongside the river, where there are shallow and comfortable areas to cross. The trail continues with a steep ascent to the top of the ridge where a short path on the right diverts from the main ridgeline into an undisclosed valley to locate the falls. The return journey is downhill. However, the trail can be muddy and require a shoe with good grips. On Sunday 4th February 2018 Island Hikers visit Angel Falls. For more details contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490-2421, Jamal 761-1889 or visit www.islandhikers.com.
Assembly: 7 am at the entrance to Central Bank Auditorium or 730am Sam’s Bar Maracas Bay
Rating: 4moderate (includes an uphill climb)
Hiking time one-way: 45 minutes to an hour
Trail Description: An uphill forest walk to reach the falls and a downhill return.
Preparation: a shoe with good grips and change of clothing.
Phone: (868) 749-2956,
email :islandhikers @gmail.com
Marcia 490-2421,Michael 719-3368,
Jamal 761-1889,Robin 681-1389,
Camille 620-314, Michelle 726-5195,
,Petronilla 342-1072, Pooran 764-2041
Dennis 678-2768, Adrian 349-9316,
Bob 685-5355, Pedro 346-3460
Ian 682-6177, Danny 372-7798