Scheduled Date: Wednesday 3rd May, 2017
Training hike Caura Valley to Rincon Basins on Saturday 6th May 2017
The expedition from Caura to Rincon Basin is a one-way trek that starts at the bridge on the western end of the Caura Valley. The trail heads north-northwest and crosses the river seven times in shallow areas below the ankle. The route known as the Brasso Santo Trail passes through old cocoa plantation then rises to the top of the ridge at an altitude of 438 m or 1436 feet. It believed that this is the route describe by Charles Kinsley in 1870 in his book “At Last “on his journey to Blanchisseuse. The vegetation on the mountain slopes is Lower Montane Forest 400-600m however along the ridge this distinguished track endangered due to soil erosion and lack of use. On the mountain crest occasional glimpses of the La Fillette Coast and up in the trees the harsh raw “ahh or creeahh” sound of the Red and Green Macaw (Ara Chloropterus). The trail continues northwest for 2km passing through broken areas of rugged terrain. Another track, which originates from the Rest Hut on the El Tuchuche Caurita Ridge branches into the pathway. Further along, the trail comes to a junction where located are three routes. The one to the right diverts to Yarra River, the straight path leads to Las Cuevas and the one on the left rises to an altitude of 486m or 1593 feet then descends to the Rincon Valley.
This exploration is the perfect training hike to test one’s fitness for the upcoming Hikeathon on Saturday 13th May 2017. The estimated time from Caura to the Rincon Basins is 5- 6 hours and the distance to trek is 10 km.
Assembly: 7 am at Eric Williams Medical Complex Mt Hope.
Maxi pickup to Caura with return Transportation at 2 am from Rincon Village cost $140.00
Rated 6 challenging
Bathing at Rincon Basin
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