Scheduled Date: Tuesday 5th August, 2014
Trinity Hills and Lagon Bouffe mud volcano….Saturday17th May’14
The Trinity Hills or sometimes referred to as the Three Sisters located at the southeast end of Trinidad between Guayaguayare and Moruga. Its highest altitude is 997 feet or (303 m) and the three peaks named Morne Derrick, Gros Morne and Guaya Hill. The hills are part of the Trinity Wildlife Sanctuary, home to a variety of wildlife including capuchin and red howler monkeys, deer, lappe, manicou, ocelot and even the endangered pawi. Situated on the Sanctuary is one of the largest mud volcanoes “The Lagon Bouffe” a lake full of liquid mud 100 metres wide. The climb to the summit is challenging and at the top there is a concrete trig.
It is believed the historical significance of the hills goes back to 31st July’1498 when Christopher Columbus on his third voyage to the West Indies spotted the three peaks and called it Trinity Hills. La Trinidad is Spanish for the Trinity and historian’s debate that the name Trinidad may have come about because of the three peaks. Others believe that Columbus had already made up his mind to dedicate la Trinity to the first land sighted and Trinidad with its three peaks was coincidental. At forty-five miles out at sea was it possible for Columbus to see these peaks or did he see the Northern or Central Range.
On The Coat Of Arms, below the scarlet ibis, there are three peaks that represent the Trinity Hills. The trail to explore the hills can be access through the Petrotrin Oil Field Main Road at Guayaguayare and in order to visit permission needs to be granted by the Forestry Division.
There remain some unanswered questions about the Trinity Hills. Did Columbus see these peaks or is it just a myth? On Saturday 16th October ’10 Fitness Walkers led by Dan Jaggernaught explore Trinity Hills and the Lagon Bouffe.
Assembly 6.00am Mt.Hope Hospital
Maxitaxi transport provided to Guayaguayare
Rating: six challenging.
For details and to book transport contact mario: 749-2956
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