Details on El Tucuche Power Walk

SATURDAY 03RD OCTOBER 2020

Meeting place: The Entrance of Eric Williams Medical Complex, Mount Hope

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 6:45am

Estimated completion time of the hike: 3:00pm LATEST

DETAILS OF THE HIKE

Rating of this hike is (6) challenging

Welcome to Hobal Trace......from the word GO, is uphill trekking first on pitch road that will come at an end at some point uphill and thereafter, it will be inside untouched forest and a very narrow trail throughout until we reach at the well-known "Devil's Staircase", although a short uphill trek, but extremely steep. At the top of the staircase, still uphill trekking, but of considerable ease until at last, we come to the summit.

From the summit, we head down another route at the other side of the mountain where it is a constant downhill trek all the way until we eventually reach at the historical "Cross" on the El Cerro de Las Cuevas Bench Road. At this point, pending on how we feel and the mood of the hikers, there are (2) trails we can take to get us back at a point to lead us ultimately back to Hobal Trace....when we get there, a decision will be undertaken. Average distance covered at the Cross is about 4.5 miles.

(1) From the Cross, we take the trail leading to Maracas and follow it until we eventually reach to the summit of another mountain known as "Loango". From there, we head on down steep terrain until we eventually reach back at the top of "Lluengo Village". Total distance covered in all is about 7.5 miles.

(11) From the Cross, we simply follow the trail all the way downhill through abandoned cocoa estate until we eventually come at the top of Lluengo Village. Distance covered here is about 7 miles.

From the top of Lluengo Village, we trek down the steep road back to Hobal Trace at our parked vehicles.

Duration & Cost

8 Hours

HIKE COST

TTD $100. per person (5 persons minimum.....10 persons maximum)

Payment is to be made at any branch of Republic Bank, Account # 320466690701 in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T". Once payment is made and a receipt is given, kindly Whats app to 868-740-2860 or email to emile@naturetrektnt.com for confirmation thank you. Do remember, who pays first will get the preferential treatment.

Transportation can be provided. Call for details.

Attire & General Information

Wearing long trousers is a MUST.....no shorts please

Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles. Absolutely no slippers or sandals please.

Wear hat or baseball cap which will be useful especially in the areas of exposure to the sun.

Use a  backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring along mosquito repellent. Optional

Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.

Important Notice - Re: COVID-19

Due to the state of  this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Fitness Event", no more than "(10) ten hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.

Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window and take your body temperature with my temperature gun.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart Pricesmart to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".