Scheduled Date: Tuesday 5th August, 2014
On the northern foothills of Mt. El Tucuche, there is an impressive fifty foot waterfall and because of its celestial appearance and the exquisite gracefulness it’s called Angel. Situated on the North Coast Road in the Zorro Trace vicinity and concealed by craggy ridges and rolling valleys, the falls drop vertically over a steep escarpment and cascades from the rocks into a cozy basin. A visit to this natural wonder invokes a feeling of mystery and adventure. There is the option to sit under the water-drop for an invigorating massage. Overlooking this magnificent landscape are the twin peaks of Tucuche (936 metres) where the river source originates. The river continues downstream over a steep precipice where in the valley are five waterfalls to discover. The place an explorer’s treasure is truly remarkable with breath-taking gorges and pools.
Angel Falls is accessible from two directions, and the route for the exploration starts from the Maracas St. Joseph Valley in Loango Village. The alternative route is at Zorro Trace on the Maracas North Coast Road.
The trek from St Joseph will take two and half hours and can start at Hobal Trace. The walk up the steep concrete road leads to a WASA Pump where a trail on the right ascends to the crest. Along the way, the track passes through estate cocoa land and before the North Coast Road constructed this path-way used as a crossroad to transport agricultural produce from Maracas and Las Cuevas. At the top of the watershed (579m), there is a landmark Iron Cross where once lived a hermit woman named Sister Beatrice. Several trails lead to various destinations and visible in the distance is the Las Cuevas Valley. From the crest, the trail descends north-easterly and then diverts to the right along a hidden pathway at the entrance to the falls.
On Saturday 31st, January’2015 Fitness Walkers explore the secret treasures of the Angel Fall’s Valley. For more details contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490-2421, Jamal 761-1889 or visitwww.islandhikers.com.
7.00 am Corner of Abercromby Street and Eastern Main Road ( next to St Joseph Mosque)
Rating : 5 moderately challenging.
From Zorro Trace
The exploration from Zorro Trace will take an hour and can be done as a circuit. There is the option to ascend on the left and return via another path that descends on the right. The trek begins alongside the riverbed and leads to a steep ascent into the forest. The trail diverts from the ridge into a secluded valley, where the falls located. The scenery encircling the falls is marvelous and few can resist the temptation of climbing the slippery rocks to get closer to the falls. The river disappears over a steep escarpment and flows into a canyon that is worthy of exploring. Two significant trees that blossom during the month of February are the bright orange immortelle (Erythrina poeppigiana) and the red and white Pasammisia urrichiana. The land-owners of Zorro Trace use water from the river to cultivate tomatoes, pumpkin, green peppers and other small cash crops.
For more details contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490-2421, Jamal 761-1889 or visit www.islandhikers.com.
Assembly: 7.oo am Entrance to Central Bank Auditorium or 7.30am Sams Bar Maracas Bay
Rating: 4 moderate
Hiking time one-way: 1 hour or less
Trail Description: A uphill forest walk to reach the falls and a downhill return.
Recommended for kids 7 years and up.
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