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Dominica announces national hike

On Sunday, August 1st, 2004, the lush tropical island of Dominica will be hosting the National “Neg Mawon” Hike, introducing both visiting and local hikers alike to the Waitukubuli National Trail and showcasing the island’s distinctive and unspoiled natural beauty. 
This exciting event will attract avid hikers from across Dominica and all corners of the globe. It begins at 7:00am at the Bois Cotelette trail next to the estate of the same name, passes through the Palmiste and Tete Morne villages and finishes at 2:00pm at the magnificent Soufriere Sulphur Spring. The hike is appropriate for hikers of all experience levels and forestry officers as well as members of the Waitukubuli Ecological Foundation will accompany participants.

The Trail will take approximately 13 days to hike, passing twenty villages and linking many of the main points of interest on the island, including the Maroons Estates, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Carib Territory and the Northern Forest Reserve, always embracing the concept of ecotourism and sustainable development. The trail will also offer hikers the opportunity to stay overnight in various local communities along the way and mingle with the villagers in their native territory.