Blanchisseusse to Paria Falls (January 15th 2012)

Blanchisseusse to Paria Falls January 15th 2012 My experience with Hike Seekers to Paria Falls was nothing short of EPIC. I’m no hike expert, but I’ve had a couple of hikes that I rated as top notch in the past and then out to try something new, my friends and I decided to meet up with hike seekers for our …

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Trinidad’s Guanapo Gorge

Thriller: Trinidad’s Guanapo Gorge By Mike Perrin Originally appeared in The Caribbean Compass Oct 2011 issue, reproduced with kind premission from Mike Perrin. As cruisers from the UK, my wife, Pat, and I look upon our boat, El Lobo, as a portable home from which we can explore the countries we choose. We enjoy hiking, and in Trinidad we consulted …

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Tucker Vally

Hikeseekers Hike to Tucker Vally by Kevon Felmine The June 12, 2011, trip to the beautiful Tucker Valley in Chagaramas was an experience of a lifetime for hikers, who got an opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery of the Northern Range. Led by experienced tour guide and former soldier, Laurence Pierre, the Hike Seekers Crew ventured up the Covigne river …

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Black Pool

Hikeseekers Hike to Black Pool with Nicholas Narine and his Church Group by Nicholas Narine After a great first experience at Avocat Marianne it was with no doubt that we had to go on another adventure with Hike Seekers, this time, to Black Pool Basin on Saturday 23rd April, 2011. The Dinsley Evangelical Bible Church truly enjoyed this amazing experience …

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Avocat/Marianne Waterfall

Guardian Life Hike to Avocat/Marianne Waterfall with Hikeseekers On Sunday 3rd April, 2011, over 240 Life Guardians and their family members and friends left their various destinations to culminate at the Blanchisseuse start of what was to be the first in a series of nature adventures under the umbrella of our Guardian Gone Green banner. It was an opportunity to …

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Marianne Falls

Hikeseekers Hike to Marianne Falls and more on Mother’s Day by hiker KellyAnn Balfour balf5036@wasa.gov.tt We gathered at the Maraval gas station for 7am (Trini time). Here everyone looked forward to meeting old friends and making news ones. The regulars looked for the familiar faces and the newcomers indeed fit in quite nicely. It was at this very meeting point …

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Rincon Falls

Hikeseekers Hike to Rincon Falls by hiker Devi Sharp Artic Tern Yatch We met our guide, “Snake” at the start of the trail. As we got ourselves together I saw Snake and his assistant, Keston, unload a few ropes and a lifejacket from the trunk of his car. Snake gave us a safety talk and we were off down the …

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Blackpool & Rincon Falls

Hikeseekers Hike to Blackpool & Rincon Falls by hiker Michelle Acevero The day that my friend and I were waiting for finally came and because we were partying the night before, we were rushing like two mad people, so we would reach on time at the meeting point and not be left back by the group of hikers on that …

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Angel Falls

Hikeseekers Hike to Angel Falls by hiker Velma Issaac To say the sites were unbelievably spectacular does not begin to explain the feeling when one reaches Angel Falls. The brief view of the Las Cuevas beach, Caribbean blue and jet-black butterflies flitting by just within ones reach and the aroma of citrus, pommeracs, and other Caribbean aromas filled the air. …

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Sombasson Waterfalls

Hikeseekers Hike to Sombasson Waterfalls by hiker Merlana Henry On Sunday 5th June I left home at 7 am and travelled along the Churchill Roosevelt highway to the Arima hospital, the meeting point for the hike. Once at the hospital, I excitedly jumped out of the car and walked towards the smiling faces that greeted me, some familiar, most new. …

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Madamas Waterfall

Hikeseekers Hike to Madamas Waterfall by hiker Marisha Darneaud Quoting from the Saturday Express editorial of May 17, 2003, “Bad must not overshadow good.” In spite of the high level of crime in the country, T&T still has hope. It is indeed a challenge for us, but we must continue to work for positive community development. T&T, thought heavily burdened …

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Balandra Pools

Hikeseekers Hike to Balandra Pools by hiker Melissa M. Phillip Hikeseekers began their 2005 hiking year on the 20th February, with a fun-filled hike to the Balandra Pools. The hiking terrain itself was a moderate one. The hiking trail leading off the Balandra road and into the Balandra forest.     Members of the hiking team, both local and foreign, …

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Rincon Warerfall

Hikeseekers Hike to Rincon Warerfall by hiker David White When our guide unexpectedly cancelled on us two days before our much anticipated hike to Rincon Waterfall in April , we were to say the least, distressed, but to quote an old saying, “When one door closes, another opens”. This turned out to be much more than an opened door. We …

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North Oropouche River

Hikeseekers Hike to NORTH OROPOUCHE RIVER by hiker Zenobia Mohammed After this hike to the scenic and peaceful North Oropouche River, we decided to call ourselves the “Late Stragglers”. The group from Central Trinidad reached on Snake’s hike late and throughout the trail we were last, struggling but not failing. It was a morning never to forget, since it was …

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Shark River (Easter Weekend) 2005

Hikeseekers Hike to Shark River (Easter Weekend) 2005 by hiker Roxanne Duncan As I lazily looked through the Express Newspapers during my lunch, I wondered to myself where should I go for my Easter weekend? I wanted time to relax, but still have time for adventure. I definitely knew I did not want to stay at home, then I saw …

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Yarra River

Hikeseekers Hike to Yarra River by hiker Zenobia The morning of the 6th March 2005 started off with an adrenaline rush. It was 6:00a.m. and our transport was already waiting since we were supposed to be at Maraval for 7:00a.m. Without a choice we hustled, gobbled down our first cup of tea and grabbed our bags as we pushed ourselves …

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El Tucuche

Hikeseekers Hike to El Tucuche by hiker Carrie I wanted to thank you for a hike I will remember forever! The other Canadian student teachers that I am here in Trinidad with were soooooo envious. I especially enjoyed: the eel near the river at the start of the hike, ripe cocoa pods, fallen ripe avocados, the red coffee beans, the …

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Three Stone Pool

Hikeseekers Hike to Three Stone Pool by hiker Marsha My first hike with Hikeseekers (my first hike ever) was a bitter/sweet experience which will forever be embedded in my memory. All odds were against me that morning. Although I had been eagerly anticipating this hike for two weeks, I must admit I was not fully prepared. In the first instance, …

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Shark River

Hikeseekers Hike to Shark River by hiker Leticia Fraser I joined the Hike Seekers Club on an overnight stay at Shark River, Toco. I found out about the club at the end of March, where I participated in leisure hike to Sobo Falls. There I met Lawrence “Snake man “ Pierre (He knows Trinidad’s terrain like the back of his …

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Shark River

Hikeseekers Hike to Shark River by hikermaster Joanne Mike-Ventour It has now become the tradition of the Hike Seekers of Trinidad and Tobago to spend the Easter holiday weekend camping at Shark River in Matelot on the north coast. So that when hikers gathered at Valencia Junction at 8.00am on Good Friday it was with feelings of nostalgic anticipation of …

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Marianne

Hikeseekers Hike to Shark River by hikemaster Joanne Mike-Ventour On its own, the scenic drive along Trinidad’s north coast was enough upliftment for any weary soul on this brilliant tropical day in March. Fortunately for the eleven carloads of Hike Seekers this was just the beginning of a thrilling hike down the Marianne River and, along with a Maracas bake …

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Tucker Valley

Hikeseekers Hike to Tucker Valley by hikermaster Joanne Mike-Ventour Our hiking schedule for May 29-31, 2003 said that Hike Seekers of Trinidad and Tobago was carded to camp out in Tucker Valley, Chaguaramas, and that hikers were to meet at Pier 1 car park. So, armed with canned foods, packs of snacks, and foam for bedding, yours truly hit the …

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Angle Falls

Hikeseekers Hike to Angle Falls by hiker Claire Watson (Oct 2003) Dear Hikeseekers, On Sunday 6th October you missed a wonderful experience. Our Guides took us to Angle Falls via the Las Cuevas Road. My friend Sandra, my sister Susan and I are still suffering the consequences of that adventure. It was long and painful but beautiful. It took us …

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Sombasson Falls

Hikeseekers Hike to Sombasson Falls by hiker Kathy Marsh s/v Tundra (featured in The Boca – T&T’s monthly waterfront magazine) On the approach to Mother’s Day last year in Trinidad, there was a cheery announcement on channel 68 informing all cruisers of an impending hike with Snake of the Hikeseekers. My husband, Brian, suggested that we might sign up for …

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Guanapo Gorges

Hikeseekers Hike to Guanapo Gorges by Salisha Ali On Sunday 4th May 2003, my mother and I decided to do something enlivening and refreshing which included the aesthetics of nature. So, we decided to join the Hike Seekers Group and hike to Guanapo Gorges. Having not been on a hike for about three years aback, we thought Guanapo Gorges to …

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Paria Falls

Hikeseekers Hike to Paria Falls by hiker Claire Watson (Jan 2003) On Sunday 12th January 2003 my family and I set off on the trail from Blanchisseuse to Paria falls with a group called Hikeseekers. The group assembled at the Maraval Gas Station opposite the RC church and left in convoy for Blanchisseuse Cars were securely parked and the eager …

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