Scheduled Date: Thursday 18th January, 2018
Sombosson Waterfall is a spectacular fifty-foot single drop falls located 8km northeast of the Guanapo Quarry in the dense forest of the Heights of Guanapo Region. To its west is the agricultural community of Lalaja and further north is the village of Brasso Seco. Its river source from the northern foothills of El Cerro Del Aripo (940metres) and situated above the falls there are a series of magnificent cascades. Deep down in the valley, there is the Guanapo River and Gorge, which flows from another river source coming from Lalaja. The Sombasson River eventually surges, as a tributary at the mouth of the Guanapo Gorge, and along its path, there is the Tombasson or Guanapo Falls.
The expedition starts from the Quarry, and the uphill trek will take 2–2 1/2 hour to reach the falls. The first part of the walk is north alongside the Guanapo River to a junction where there is a forest sign with the words Sombasson Trace. Cacao once widely cultivated in the area and the bench road continues to the top of the mountain in Lalaja. At this point, the trail ascends northeast and then descends to the river to the starting point of the gorge. The trail continues across the river on the other side of the bank where the journey to the falls is a 4km uphill climb. Further along, the trail eventually comes to an intersection where the path on the right advances to the falls. On Saturday 20th January 2018, Fitness Walkers explore the Sombasson Waterfall.
For more details contact Mario 749-2956, Jamal 761-1889 or Marcia 490-2421 or www.islandhikers.com
Assembly: 7.00am Corner of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway Arima.
Rating: 6 challenging
Hiking time: 2 -2½hours one-way.
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