Point 2.667m is a sub-summit of Mina Rock, it can even be called as North Summit of Pedra da Mina (Mina Rock). It's a mountain of Sierra Fina range, Brazil. Very popular mountain since it is the last highpoint you'll reach before Mina itself on the Paiolinho Route, a direct route to Pedra da MIna. Well I thought of doing this mountain page because of two reasons, 1: Its altitude makes it one of the highest point of the SIerra, and 2: It is quite scenic, cone shaped, it deserves its own place here at SP.
That mountain is one of several summits of Sierra Fina range, but at this place, most of the mountains not even have a name. I saw and photographed myself at least ten different summits worthy of a name. But the only ones with a name and the proper registry are:
Pedra da Mina - 2.798 m. (4th highest peak of Brazil)
Pico dos 3 Estados - 2.665 m.
Pico Cabeça de Touro - 2.649 m.
Morro do Tartarugão - 2.631 m.
Morro do Melano - 2.566 m. (it has a name but not recognized by IBGE!)
Pico Alto do Capim Amarelo - 2.500 m.
There are 3 possible ways to get to that mountain, and for each one of them, first of all, you have to manage your way to a little city of Minas Gerais called Passa Quatro. From there, get yourself a private transport to one of the spots in red, depending of your choice:
First: SPOT: SERRA FINA FARM: A never used route for the traverse since it cuts the traverse in the middle, but perfect to a direct route for Point 2.667m. Starting from Serra Fina Farm, hike up towards Pedra da Mina by the north side.
First: SPOT: TOCA DO LOBO FARM: Starting the Serra Fina traverse from the west side. First summit: Alto do Campim Amarelo, second summit: Melano Peak, third summit: Mina Rock. This will be you point of approach to point 2.667m.
Second: SPOT: SITIO DO PIERRE: Starting (ending) from the Serra Fina traverse from the northeast side route. Long way from here, several summits and sub-summits, you don't wanna get this way if you don't have much time.
Take your garbage with you!!! Respect wildlife at all costs.
Be careful, Serra Fina has a well known problem with water, find a gps archive to get the water spots, you don't wanna run out! During day time it is hot, but at the night, winter time, it can drop to -13°C. Cold!
Camping is permited anywhere you want inside the Sierra, and there are 29 camping spots along the traverse route. Please look for ready camping sites along the traditional trailhead.
>There are a couple campsites along Paiolinho route at around 2.000m high, good if you wanna break the ascent in two days.
>Toca do Lobo (a little cave at the beginning of the traverse route at 1.560m high)
>5 or 6 camps on the route from Toca do Lobo to Capim Amarelo summit
>Alto do Capim Amarelo summit
>Maracanã camp site
>Valley after Morro do Melano (by the red waterfall)
>Pedra da Mina summit
>Pedra da Mina base
>Ruah valley (coldest place to camp on Sierra Fina)
>Small summit after Ruah valley
>Base of Cabeça de Touro Peak
>3 Estados Peak summit
>Alto dos Ivos (the very summit of this mountain)Peak,
>Sítio do Pierre
>Plenty of places! There are 29 registered campsites along the traverse route.
PS: The weather forecast on this link is not for this mountain but it will do just fine since the mountain from the forcast (Mina Rock) is close enough, around 5kms away. The same mountain range.
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