Scheduled Date: Tuesday 5th August, 2014
Upper North Oropuche River…Sun14th June’15
The North Oropuche River situated on the eastern end of Valencia is one of the most spectacular water courses in the Northern Range. It sources originate from the limestone region of Aripo, and as it cascades down the mountains, it submerges to resurface at the oilbird cave in Cumaca. It flows south-easterly along the remote regions of the Cumaca Valley supplying water to WASA North Oropuche Treatment Plant for the people of Sangre Grande, Arima and surrounding districts.
A distinct feature is the rocks along its bed contain deposits of limestone or calcium carbonate (CACO3). This action makes them less slippery to walk on and filters the water to create crystal clear pools. The view of the course restricted by interlocking spurs with jut out on each side of the bend. The popular spot for a river lime is at the Valencia Bridge but the hidden beauty of the river with its fascinating pools and gorges located upstream.
The route to access the upper regions of the North Oroupuche River begins 2 kilometres east from the Bridge on the Valencia Road. The walk is approximately 5km long and will take 1 -1/2 hours to reach the river. The terrain mostly flat with mild inclines leads through the forest and then descends to the river. The peaceful landscape beautified by the towering Mora Woodland remains uninhabited. On the bank of the river, there is a limestone plateau with a lovely pool below that provides safe conditions for bathing.
On Sunday 14th June’15, Island Hikers explore the North Oropuche River.
For more details contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490 -2421 or Jamal: 761-1889
Or visit www.islandhikers.com.
Upper North Oropuche River ……Sun 14th June’15
Assembly: 7.00am Corner of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Arima.
Rating: 4 moderate
Hiking time one-way: 1 1/2 hours one way
Security for vehicles $20.00
Note: bring along a change of clothing and a shoe as trail can be muddy
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