Friday, 03 January 2014 08:43

Seru Jamanika

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  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Terrain: Hilly, Rough / sharp
  • Total distance (km): 6.8
  • Duration (hours): 3.5

Overview

New version via Boka Uniko and Roi Kenepa
Hike from the parking lot of Kokomo Beach at Vaersenbay;  we start out hike by going up the cliff on the Western side of the parking lot. On top of the cliff we walk to Boka Uniko, a tiny beach. From there we take the Roi Kenepa to the Weg naar Bullenbaai (road to Bullenbay); we walk alongside this road for a small distance till we reach the beginning of the Binà trail. We follow the Binà trail till we get to the path towards the Seru Jamanika. From this point on we are on the previous version of this trail. We follow this trail to the Seru Jamanika. Seru is the local word for mountain. The climb is mostly gradually but sometimes a bit steep especially near the highest point that we will reach. We don't go to the top completely because that part is not easily accessible but we will reach a height of about 90 meters from where there is a nice view over the surroundings. There is a good chance that we will have birds of prey overhead. After a rest at the highest point we descend (sometimes steep). Uphill and downhill are challanging parts of this hike.
On our way back to the parking lot we walk over the Shell dam where we have a view on the lake that disappeared (Lago Disparsé). We continue over a dirt road and cross the dry saliña to the parking lot.

Highlights of this trip:

  • Nice nature in the area of Malpais (former plantation)
  • View over the lake that disappeared (Lago Disparsé)
  • View from the side of the Seru Jamanika

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Scheduled hikes

Because of the rain season there is an abundant grow of the plants next to and over  the trails. For that reason it is currently not possible to plan the hikes in advance. For each hike that I want to schedule I need to check the trail beforehand and in most cases I need to clear the path from the overgrowing vegetation. That takes at least one and in some cases up to 4 half-day sessions. After that is done the hike can be scheduled.
So there are currently no hikes scheduled in advance. Only the hike for the upcoming Sunday, if any, is shown here and only for that hike the registration is open.
Please check also my facebook page for information about upcoming hikes.

In the coming weeks the following hikes will be held: 

All hikes start from the parking place mentioned in the description of the hike.

Each hike costs US$ 10.00 per person to be paid at the start of the hike.

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