Scheduled Date: Tuesday 5th August, 2014
In the heart of the Northern Range is the panoramic village of Brasso Seco, a place where the various hiking trails lead to the tallest mountains and numerous water-falls. In the centre of the community is the Visitors Facility where one can obtain information on the natural resources and enjoy some homemade refreshments. Situated on the eastern end, the Madamas Road 8km long leads towards the river. The landscape beautified with the greenery of christophene vineyards growing alongside the valleys of the trail. Along the way, the Sobo River crosses the footpath, and a ten minute diversion will lead to the sensational Double River Falls.
The area known as Macajuel Pond located at the confluence of the El Chiquero/Madamas River to the east and the Sobo River to the west. Together the two rivers form the larger Madamas River and further upstream there is the Madamas Falls. There are two routes to access Macajuel Pond the first option is down the Sobo River while the preferred and more adventurous route can be done as a circuit and passes through a gorge. The path through the river channel finishes with a six-foot jump into Macaujuel Pond. The plunge into the pool is a pleasant experience that creates a feeling of anxiety and accomplishment
The journey begins two miles from the village on the Madamas Road at Pole # 90 where the vehicles securely parked. The first part of the expedition leads to the river and is on a muddy road. The trek from the river continues through the rain forest to the head of the basin. The estimated hiking time to reach the source will take 1 ½ to two hours. The terrain is mostly flat with some gentle inclines. Life jackets provided for all hikers and exploring the river requires getting wet. It is advisable to secure electronics items in a waterproof container.
The Madamas River flows for a further 12 km to exit at Madamas Bay. This far-fetch area is one of the most fascinating places to explore with countless canyons, pools and waterfalls. A visit to Macajuel Pond is an unforgettable quest that will reconnect, renew and revitalize oneself. Island Hikers visit Macajuel Pond on Sunday 20th July’14 for more information contact Mario: 749-2956, Jamal: 761-1889 or Marcia 490-2421 orwww.islandhikers.com.
Macajuel Pond ………Sunday 20th July’14
Rating: 4 moderate
Hiking time to Macajuel Pond: 1 1/2 – 2 hours
Requires getting wet: life jackets provided
Assembly: 7.00am Corner Of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway Arima.
Bring along a change of clothing, shoes and waterproof bag
Children: 7 years and over
Note: leave nothing but footprints, no littering or picking of crops. Please support the community by purchasing refreshments from the Brasso Seco Visitor’s
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