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Hikeathon 10thAnniversary on Saturday 8th June

The greatest hiking event 2019

Hikeathon Course

Leg #1: Matelot to Madamas {hiking time 3 hours}

Leg#2: Madamas to Paria ( 3 hours)

Leg #3: Paria to Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge {2 hours}

Schedule on Saturday 8thJune 2019, Island Hikers 10th annual Hike-a-thon from Matelot to Blanchisseuse. Note pre-registration required

To download registration forms visit www.islandhikers.com or contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490-2421 or Jamal 7611889.

Assembly: 200am entrance to Eric Williams Medical Complex Mt.Hope.

Maxi-taxi departs from Mt.Hope at 2.45am to Matelot

Start time of expedition 6.30am

Return in the afternoon by maxi-taxi from Blanchisseuse.

What to bring: change of clothing labeled and left in the maxi.

On the trail: 1-2 litres of water, sports refreshments, snacks and a sandwich.

Note the Hike-a-thon is rated challenging and only fit or experienced hikers should attempt. One should be exercising daily and accustom to walking steep hills and long distances.

Cost $300 includes a medal, t-shirt, transportation to matelot and return from Blanchisseuse, meal, and refreshments provided at the finish line.

Venues to Register and drop off Hikeathon forms: Please call hike leaders to arrange a drop-off time.

Option 1

1.Jamal: 761-1889 D/ Martin/St James,

2.Camille: 620-3147 Chaguanas and San Fernando

3.Michelle: 726-5195 POS Beacon Insurance Stanmore Avenue

4.Mario: Port Of Spain Upper Frederick Street: 749-2956 or ask for Scratch 796-5428

5.Ronda: 786-9767 POS McEnearney Motors, Richmond

6.Dennis: 678-2768 Santa Cruz

7.Marcia: 490-2421 St Augustine & Arima

8.Michael: 719-3368 Arima Penta

9. Robin 681-1389 Belmont

Option 2:

Deposit at Republic Bank, Island Hikers acc#180 483 119 801. Scan and email form and receipt to islandhikers@gmail.com.

Or WhatsApp the registration form and bank receipt with your name to Mario 749-2956

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This Week Upcoming hikes

Digity and Bunsee Trace Mud Volcanoes & L’eau Michel Beach on Sunday 26th May 2019


 The geological structure of Trinidad is continental in Nature, and the topography of the south is different from that of the north. The Northern Range consists of Jurassic rocks made up of phyllites, quartzites, and limestone whereas, in the south, the rock structure is referred to as argillite and composes of Herrera sands, grey silty clays, and lignite beds. These types of rock lead to the formation of mud volcanoes and buried within the burnt clays or porcellanites are oil deposits.

   Two noteworthy mud-volcanoes located in the Southern Region, and in close approximation to the Penal Rock Road, each with its own unique characteristics. The first is the Digity Volcano located at Digity Trace on Old Clarke Road. At an altitude of 6 metres, it is the tallest in the country and has an upside-down cone shape. The second is the Bunsee Trace or L’eau Michel Volcano located 4km south inside Bunsee Trace and just of 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 mudflow emerging from the Bunsee Volcano flows horizontally and surfacing out of its active vents are air bubbles. Its cone is wide and round rather than high. 

       Recently the Ministry of Community Development pitched the road leading to the Bunsee Volcano and made the area a recreational site. Visitors frequent the area to picnic and at the same time enjoy the fascinating experience of a mud bath. At the entrance to the volcano, there is a tall hog plum tree, which acts as a landmark. 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 is mainly hectares of teak plantations however at one-time sugarcane was extensively cultivated in the area. Further south on the Bunsee Trace Dirt Road a 30 minutes walk will lead to L’eau Michel Beach (pronounced La Moshell). The beach provides a good opportunity to refresh and rinse off the mud from those bathing in the volcano.


Assembly

On Sunday 26th May 2019 Island Hikers visit Digity and Bunsee Trace Mud Volcanoes and L’eau Michel 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 Jamal to book $80

Turtle Watching on Saturday 1st June 2019

Turtle Watching on Saturday 1st June 2019

Assembly 6pm infront of Eric Williams Medical Complex Mt Hope Hospital 


Cost for tour $80

Cost for optional transportation to Matura $80.

to book Whatsapp Mario7492956



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Calendar of Hiking Events 2019

Sunday 26th May

Bunsee Trace Mud Volcano and Beach

7 am - 2 pm

Assembly 630am Entrance to Mt Hope Hospital and 730am Golconda Exit Sir Solomon Hockey Highway.

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Sunday 26th May

Bunsee Trace Mud Volcano and Beach

Optional mud bath in Volcano, then a short walk to the beach

7 am - 2 pm

Assembly 630am Entrance to Mt Hope Hospital and 730am Golconda Exit Sir Solomon Hockey Highway.

Sat 1st June

Turtle Watching at Matura Beach

6pm - 11.30 pm

Matura Beach

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Sat 1st June

Turtle Watching at Matura Beach

Turtle Watching at Matura Beach.

Optional Maxi provide ,please call Mario7492956 to book.

6pm - 11.30 pm

Matura Beach

Wed 5th June 2019

Mermaid Basins

7am - 1pm

Mathura

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Wed 5th June 2019

Mermaid Basins

Assembly 7am Corner of Omeara Rd & Churchill Roosevelt Highway,Arima.

7am - 1pm

Mathura

Sat 8th June 2019

Annual Hikeathon Matelot to Blanchisseuse

7am - 530pm

Matelot to Blanchisseuse

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Sat 8th June 2019

Annual Hikeathon Matelot to Blanchisseuse

Assembly 2am Entrance to Mt Hope Hospital

7am - 530pm

Matelot to Blanchisseuse

Wed 18th June 2019

Chacachacare Island

7am - 3pm

Estuary Park

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Wed 18th June 2019

Chacachacare Island

A 35 minute walk to the Boca lighthouse and a visit to the Nunnery .Includes Sea bathing. Cost !60  includes boat fee.

7am - 3pm

Estuary Park

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About Us

Hiking Philosophy

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Hiking gives us the opportunity to get away from our busy schedules and enjoy the beauty of nature.Its all about the journey. Meeting new friends, exploring new destinations and at the same time getting fit and having a healthy life style.

The Paths We Travel

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Our motto.Live Love Hike ! 

Island Hikers explore the secret gems of Trinidad & Tobago and by extension numerous countries in the world. 

 Peru, Cuba,Costa Rica, Belize, Panama,Guatemala,Mexico, Kilimanjaro Jamaica, St Lucis, Dominica, Grenada,Guadeloupe,Martinique and Guyana.

 Island Hikers Sunday Hikes for fun and family .

Fitness Walkers Saturday hikes for those who like the extra challenge. 

explore T&T trails

Jamaica Tour

The magnificent Red-billed Streamertailed Hummingbirds (Trochilus polytmus) are only found on the Ca

The magnificent Red-billed Streamertailed Hummingbirds (Trochilus polytmus) are only found on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, where they are quite common along the coast and in the mountains. They are also known as the Doctorbirds, God Birds, Scissors Tails, Longtail Hummingbirds or Western Streamertails


Contact Us

LIVE LOVE HIKE !

Do you have a question about one of the  hikes? 

 Send me a message, and we will get back to you as soon as I can.

email.mario.russell@gmail.com

or islandhikers@gmail.com


Island Hikers

152 Frederick St, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Mario Russell :1 868 7492956

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