Sunset - Full Moon walk - Tracking Station, Chaguaramas

SATURDAY 04TH JULY 2020

LUNAR.....TICS EVENT

Name of the full moon: "STURGEON MOON"

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Meeting place: Eric Williams Medical Science Complex, Mount Hope

Meeting time: 4:30am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at the start of the walk: 5:15am

Estimated completion time of the walk: 9:00pm LATEST

The rating of this hike is (5) moderately challenging

Our afternoon/evening adventure starts where we safely park our vehicles at Eric Williams Medical Science Complex at Mount Hope and we board our awaiting maxi. Now one thing is certain, and that is from Mount Hope to Chancellor, you will be treated to a general tour guide of the destined route we will be taking until we reach at the start of Tracking Station Road in Chaguaramas.

The start of this walk is a scenic one indeed where we walk through the popular "Bamboo Cathedral" which is quite a feature in Chaguaramas. Our uphill walk starts right after here and it is a constant uphill trek, but be assured for the first timers, the grade up this hill is not at all steep whatsoever. There are some parts of this road where good photography can be taken as the sun sets.

At the top of the Tracking Station is quite a large area where we can easily make ourselves comfortable as we await the rise of the full moon which may be with us a bit late due to our position being in the western part of the island.....but to show, the moon will show and in the meantime, interesting information about Chaguaramas as far as its history is concerned will be told and trivia questions will be asked and correct answers will certainly be rewarded.

Duration & Cost

6 Hours pending on the rising moon time

Duration to the summit of Tracking Station (one way) : 1 hour maximum

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HIKE COST

TTD $150. per adult

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment

Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made

Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost

Attire & General Information

Wear long trousers please as the temperature can be chilly in the evening and we will be out in the open.

Wear long/short sleeve tops. Bring along an extra cardigan if you can.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.

Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free

Bring an umbrella with you in case of any unexpected rain.....you may never know.

A flashlight/headlamp is vitally important for this expedition.

Bring along your snacks, sandwiches, juices, waters, coffee, tea in a thermos if you can.

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 "Lunar....Tic 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.

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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.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 4:45pm, we depart Mount Hope to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our walk and return.

  4. Wear your face mask if you so desire.