The "Pearls" of Morne La Croix

SATURDAY 11TH JULY 2020

HIKE FUNATICS EVENT

Meeting place: At "The Look-Out", North Coast Road

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated time of arrival at the start of the hike: 7:30am LATEST

Estimated completion time of the hike: 2:30pm LATEST

The rating of this hike is (4) moderate

In the very quiet village of Morne La Croix Village, we start our hike along the Arima/Blanchisseuse Road for just under .5 of a mile. Estimated walking time to here is 20 minutes before we meet the official start of the trail in the forest that leads us all the way down a relatively steep hill along a clear trail until eventually, we reach to the "Limond River". Distance covered up to this point is 1.2 miles and estimated time to the river will be about 30 minutes. Our river expedition officially begins. Combination of swimming (optional) and shallow water trekking all the way upstream Limond River for the next 60 minutes most where distance covered will be 2.1 miles in total when at last, we are officially at "Mystery Pool & Falls". Really great bathing in the blue/green pool and you can get to the top of the waterfall and take the plunge into the water.

After our stay at Mystery Pool & Falls, we trek further upstream Limond River with more swimming (optional) along the way through literally untouched forest all along the way until after a further 40 minutes trekking, we come to another waterfall that is unknown to everybody and which I will call "Mysterious Pool & Falls" which will be our main stop. Fantastic swimming here as well and relaxation for those choosing to just chill.

When we depart our second pool, we trek further ahead along the Limond River until we come to parts that will require some bush whacking until we get back to the river which ultimately lead us to the little known "Mamoral Road" which signals that we have almost completed our hike. Total distance covered on this hike is 4.4 miles and time taken on this last leg should take us about 1 hour 15 minutes tops.

Duration & Cost

5 Hours (one way hike)

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HIKE COST

TTD $100. 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/short trousers. ...........your choice.

Wear long/short sleeve tops and even sleeveless can be worn..........your choice.

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

Use a  Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring mosquito repellent.

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 "Hike Funatic Event", no more than "(15) fifteen 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.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart the "Look-Out" 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 hike to the pool and return.

  4. Wear your face mask if you so desire.

  5. Along the way, there will be 2 stops to ensure that our convoy remain together and no one is displaced.