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Travessia Petrópolis/Teresópolis

Travessia Petrópolis/Teresópolis

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Lat/Lon: 22.44657°S / 43.17627°W

Object Title: Travessia Petrópolis/Teresópolis

Date Climbed/Hiked: May 11, 2007

Season: Fall


Page By: Kellfe

Created/Edited: May 19, 2007 / Jul 2, 2007

Object ID: 294399

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Page Score: 87.76%  - 25 Votes 

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A Great Trip Ahead!!!

Good morning!!!
Sunset in Açu
Half of the Travessia
The summit
View from Sino
Kelly looking down...
It s finished!!!

In May 11,12 and 13, me and my boyfriend/partner Natural, hiked one of the most famous route in Brazil, called Travessia, in the Serra dos Órgãos National Park. It’s started in Petrópolis town. We walked 32Km In 3 days in a hard trail, with swampy terrain and high humidity. At night, the temperature score 0ºC easily. But all this effort maked it worth because it’s one of the most fantastics places that I ever gone.

The 1st section is the ascension of Castelos do Açu, a giant altiplane over 2000m with low vegetation, like an wild grass called Capim de Anta. We spent 6 hours walking to the top of this mountain, where we fixed our tent in front of a lot of mountains of Serra dos Órgãos, seeing some nature facts like sunset and the sunrise.

In the 2nd day, we walked around 15 Km, crossing some mountains called Morro do Marco (2206m), Morro da Luva (2263m) and Dinossauro's Head(2160m), until finally reached the last passage to the summit of all mountains in the Travessia trail. This passage is very dangerous, with a exposure trail beside Vale do Jacó, 1000m down. After that, we reached at Pedra do Sino (2275m), top of Travessia trail.

In the last day, the trail reveals boring, with all descent trail made in midlle of the tropical forest. There aren't views like in the others days, but the trail is well marked and very swampy. After some 3 hours, we finished the Travessia trail, in Teresópolis city. I'll return in this route in 2007 again, if God will...


A new day comes...Clouds carpet in Açu\'s sunriseTime to trek !!!Terra de GigantesInspiring!!Rio de Janeiro covered...Two "urubus" snuggling at sunset
User Profile ImageGood morning!!!AçuThis passage is very dangerous!!This passage is very confuse...Highway to Serra dos Orgãos NP


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Parabens! Lindas fotos e local!
Posted May 24, 2007 1:11 pm

KellfeRe: Wow

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Muito obrigada por visitar minha página. Seja bem vindo ao SP!!!
Posted May 25, 2007 4:51 am

CrisCostaI'll be there!


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Bela cobertura da Travessia (inclusive detalhes de altitude e dificuldade).
Se tudo der certo, estarei lá no fim deste mês prá ver se vc. estava certa.

Posted Jul 18, 2007 1:37 pm

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