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daestiddemPic La Selle via Fucy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2008

daestiddem

My trip to Pic La Selle started in Petion-Ville where I took a public bus to Kenskof, then another public truck to Fucy--the end of the road. From Fucy, a trail led through the deforested mountains and up to the pine-covered La Selle plateau. I spent two nights at Winnie Atie's Auberge La Visit just outside Sequin and on the edge of the Park National de La Visit (about US$50 per person, I think). Spent the next day hiking in the national park in the vicinity of Pic La Visit. I think most people who visit the national park just see the La Visit area, and very few people have actually hiked up Pic Le Selle. It was another day's hike across the plateau to Mare Rouge and the park headquarters where I spent the 3rd night. I hired a guide (the park forester), and we hiked to the summit the next morning, returning to the park cabin before dark. The next morning we hiked down the mountain to the south to the coast at Bellanse. Spent the night in the police station there, and caught a ride on a small boat the next morning to Margot where I boarded a bus for Port-au-Prince. The Pic La Selle guide cost me $US100, which did not include food. The guide was essential in finding the elusive peak--not a prominent feature in the landscape at all--but not providing food was a bummer. I barely suvived the last two days on a few bannanas and stale bread with peanut butter (a typical Haitian breakfast). There was no place to buy food except at the begining at the Auberge La Visit, or at the end in Bellanse. In the future, I will either pack food, or be sure the guide provides same.
Posted Mar 12, 2011 4:00 pm

jmitch421Hiked from Mare rouge via Jacmel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010

jmitch421

Made it to the highest point in Haiti!! Please contact me with any questions if you are looking to try and reach this peak.
Posted Oct 29, 2010 1:15 pm

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