Scheduled Date: Tuesday 24th April, 2018
The geological structure of Trinidad is continental in Nature, and the topography of the south is different to that of the north. The Northern Range consists of Jurassic rocks made up of phyllites, quartzites, and limestone and there are many rivers and waterfalls within the mountainous terrain. In the south, the rock formation is referred to as argillite and composes of Herrera sands, grey silty clays, and lignite beds. There are numerous mud volcanoes and within the burnt clays or porcellanites are oil deposits.
In the vicinity of the Penal Rock Road Region, there are two noteworthy volcanoes. The first is the Digity Volcano located at Digity Trace on Old Clarke Road. At 6 metres high it is the tallest in the country and has an upside cone shape. The second is the Bunsee Trace Volcano located in Bunsee Trace on the Penal Rock Road. Unlike Digity this has a vast basin covering an area of an acre and the mud spills or tassik is circular and semi-solid. The Bunsee Mud Volcano flows horizontally, with bubbles coming out from its active vents, and the cone is wide rather than high. Recently the Ministry of Community Development pitched the road to Bunsee Trace Volcano and made the area a Recreational Site. Visitors frequent the volcano to picnic and enjoy the thrill of a mud bath. At the entrance to Bunsee Trace Volcano, there is a landmark of a large Hog Plum. Further south on the Bunsee Trace Road a short 30 minutes hike will lead to L’eau Michel Beach (pronounced La Moshell). The terrain at Bunsee Trace consists of rolling hills with gentle inclines, and the ground has a sticky type of clay called Sapata. The vegetation composes mainly of Teak Forest however at one-time sugarcane was extensively cultivated in the area.
On Sunday 29th April Island Hikers visit Digity and Bunsee Trace Volcanoes and La Mitchel Beach.
Assembly: 6.30am Eric Williams Medical complex Mt.Hope
Depart at 7.30am
or 8.00 am the end of Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, Golconda Road exit.
Rating: 3 fair
Hiking time to beach 30 mins.
For details contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490 2421 or Jamal 761-1889 or islandhikers.com
Optional Maxi taxi transportation available please call to book
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