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La Soufriere Volcano

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B C wrote a review Feb 2020
Winnipeg, Canada24 contributions4 helpful votes
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I loved this hike. The trail was well marked and it was challenging hike. Be prepared. Wear proper hiking boots; pole(s) recommended; rain jacket. It was very windy/rainy near the summit. 100km winds. Completed hike with a group of 8. Slow steady pace; water breaks; snack at summit. Total time 3:15. Very doable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Florence B. wrote a review Jan 2020
Lafayette, Colorado118 contributions46 helpful votes
We arrived at the parking lot around 9:30am. We got lucky to find a spot at the top of the parking lot, otherwise you have to park along the road and parking can be long, down the road. There is no bathroom at the start of the hike so people piss along the trail (first mile or so) and it smelled piss, plus some paper toilet left behind here and there!!! Not happy about this as it degrades the experience of hiking in vegetation. We are a family of 4, two kids of age 7 and 9. We hiked it in the suggested time of 1hr45. The trail was well maintained and very lush despite all the traffic of people going up and down. We also lucked out with the weather which was clear and sunny. Arrived at the top, we saw the fumes of the volcano, neat. We went down using the secondary trail which was even more lush and full of vegetation making the trail tight from time to time. Overall, that was super! Oh, and Les Bains Jaunes at the base of the hike were emptied out and maybe cleaned out when we started the hike. At the end of our hike, the Bains Jaunes were available but the water felt cold-ish, so we moved on to having lunch in town.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Terry F wrote a review Dec 2019
Madison, Alabama75 contributions13 helpful votes
I wanted to hike La Soufriere for my 70th birthday, and all the information I could find said it's a strenuous hike, and might not be good at my age. I decided to try anyway; I could always turn back. We are not hikers so the word "strenuous" has no context for us. We bought good hiking boots, broke them in in our neighborhood, and on Dec. 6, started our climb. We didn't arrive until about 1030 and got one of the last places along the road to park. Definitely get there early, or wait until mid-afternoon. The hike to the parking lot that used to be the starting point was probably the worst part. It's rock paths and steps hewn out of stone. Once we reached and left the parking lot, it's a gentle climb for awhile before it gets to be pretty rocky. Since you can choose the rocks to step on, you can choose the height of your step and length of your stride, so even though it's tough, I found it easier than the initial part on paths and steps. It took us about 2 hours up; younger people and experienced hikers do it in half that time. We also stopped about 85-90% of the way up. People we met coming down, who were perhaps 50 years old, said it was raining hard and from that point, pretty much "straight up," and since it had already become very windy, we decided to stop. By the time we got back down, our legs were like noodles, so it was a good decision. I fear we would have probably hurt ourselves had we gone on, because we were getting tired. But, I made most of Soufriere two days short of 70. I should add that I'm 5'5" (almost) and weigh 138 pounds, having lost 60. Husband is 68, and weighed about 190 having lost 40 pounds. At our previous weights, no. It would not have been possible. I suggest, if you want to try, do it! You can always turn around. Ladies, there are NO facilities so be prepared. The gents had no problem, as usual, but....
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Date of experience: December 2019
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buoyed wrote a review Oct 2019
St. George, Utah91 contributions17 helpful votes
Island exploration will always be one of my favorite wanders. Particularly for the approach you can plan for. I cannot emphasize enough how much more you get out of rounding an entire island. And by that--I mean new stays along the way, not heading back to home base everyday. This way your stays become apart of each days new itinerary. City, beach, jungle hills etc. you can experience so much more for your coin and often save. One such island that is ideal for this is Guadeloupe, its France in the Caribbean! So the itinerary went rental car from airport, drove and stayed in Trois Rivieres in an Airbnb. Dinner on the deck in the jungle with some local food I picked up along the way. You stay here because, bright and early, you will head down the jungle road to the boat transfer over to Terre-de-Haut. Now your on fantasy island. Terre-de-Haut is that small island cove you've dreamt of. Low key, scooter only, fantastic seafood right on the gentle water and other small island hops. You could really just make this your trip...but dont. As hard as it is, catch your boat back early morning and get ready for a jungle hike. Back with your car you're now headed for the La Soufrière hike. Good shoes, bring your water and chewy bars. If your lucky enough and get clear sky at the top, your very lucky enjoy! In advance, if you are not familiar with challenging hikes, this is not for you. Map something else out as you head north to our next stay at Grande-Anse Beach area. This is one of the most amazing beaches you'll ever find. And some great local restaurants just steps away. Early morning again and some decent driving left. Next stop the northern most tip then back down south to stay on the water near the airport. On your way to the tip though stop for lunch at Restaurante Loceane. You'll love it. Find yourself a good spot on the southern side, on the water, and relax before you head home. This is the more "City" area so a whole-nother world to explore if you're up for it.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Robby G C wrote a review Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada77150 contributions1778 helpful votes
This took the whole day to hike and explore the volcano. At times we were warm and at times we were cold. We saw beautiful plants and beautiful views. We spend more time with the Soufriere Volcano. It was fun!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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