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    Visiting Pico Duarte is a must do. If you have the stamina, you can reach Pico Duarte in hikes that last from 2-7 days. You'll have no idea you're in the Caribbean with vast pine forests and freezing temperatures.

    Also, make a day or two stop in the Tetero Valley - a fertile valley with a clear, cold water river, Taino drawings and jaw-dropping scenery.


    Eying the route to Pico Duarte

    Some advice from the Park Ranger





    Sister peaks and the highest in the Caribbean



    Pico Duarte







    The best cup of coffee after 8 hours hiking in the cold rain.

    La Ballena, Valle del Tetero

    Valle del Tetero

    Taino Drawings, Valle del Tetero

    Hike back, Valle del Tetero
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    Ha! Looks like a fiddlehead in the DR in one of the pictures. Who knew?
    Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very cool! Park ranger looks like typical mountain man

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineGirl View Post
    Very cool! Park ranger looks like typical mountain man
    I came to say this too I was taken aback by the ruggedness!

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    Yes, he was the head park ranger. That day I tried to hike Pico Duarte and back in 14 hours (basically non-stop). Incredibly difficult when any level-headed person would do it in 48-72 hours.

    You can see the concern on my face as he basically told me: "Look, I think you're crazy and it's gonna hurt, but you're not gonna die."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribbeandreamto View Post
    Visiting Pico Duarte is a must do. If you have the stamina, you can reach Pico Duarte in hikes that last from 2-7 days. You'll have no idea you're in the Caribbean with vast pine forests and freezing temperatures.

    Also, make a day or two stop in the Tetero Valley - a fertile valley with a clear, cold water river, Taino drawings and jaw-dropping scenery.



    Eying the route to Pico Duarte

    Some advice from the Park Ranger





    Sister peaks and the highest in the Caribbean



    Pico Duarte







    The best cup of coffee after 8 hours hiking in the cold rain.

    La Ballena, Valle del Tetero

    Valle del Tetero

    Taino Drawings, Valle del Tetero

    Hike back, Valle del Tetero

    Nice pics but I didn't see any forests. It looks more like Haitians had attacked it to make carbon

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    Wow, you reposted all the photos!

    I can assure you that these forests are not being affected by Haitians looking to make carbon. These are very remote areas in the protected Parque Nacional Armando Bermudez.

    Some photos might give you this image because there was a terrible forest fire about 5 years ago; you can see a lot of that damage in some parts of the hike.
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    excellent pics !!!

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    Lovely photos.
    Quite the hike I'm sure.

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    Why do my Dominican friends insist that January is the only time I should hike up there?

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