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Chute du Galion

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Irma K wrote a review Nov 2019
Paris, France14 contributions4 helpful votes
The first part is fine for any hiker but as soon as you cross the river Galion it is reclassified as difficult one and includes climbing rocks with ropes. Would not recomend to do it with kids, its jus not possible to get to the final, most rewarding, part of the track. Timing: it took us 3 hours return in the rain. It is very slippery and muddy in the rain and it rarely dries as it is covered with trees. Would i do it again? Absolutely!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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skyisblu wrote a review Oct 2019
Montreal, Canada2,552 contributions251 helpful votes
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An off-shoot of the main trail up to La Soufriere volcano, the Chute du Galion trail is not an easy one. First, it slowly winds it way along the side of the gorge, descending into the valley of the Galion waterfall, the majority being more rock scramble than hike. The trails are slippery with mud, partly from rain, mountain run-off, and the ever-present fog that lingers around the top of the volcano. It catches us off-guard more than once, puddles of mud with indistinguishable depth, and rocks that are slick and covered with moss. All around, the rain forest soars upwards - giant trees are covered in moss, covered in vines, covered in air plants. Each one is its own ecosystem. Birds swoop a little too close, and the chirping of frogs makes for an amazing soundtrack to the hike, otherwise quiet from lack of travelers other than ourselves. Once at the falls, there is a rope to help in the scramble up to the viewpoint, and plenty of large boulders below on which to perch, rest, or snack. At this point, the Galion trail ends, so either turn around and head back, or continue along the next trail up to La Citerne, a dormant crater lake next to a weather station. Note that the trail elevation for the portion leading up to the crater mouth climbs almost 400 m over a distance of 1000 m. Ask anyone who climbs mountains - that is steep. We didn't realize how much until we are presented with ladder-like root structures to scramble up, or muddy canyons that run vertical rather than horizontal. Even better - we realize that we are ascending through the bed of one of the run-off streams, so every step, every footfall is in water. The overhead branches seems to fall, drooping closer and closer, the walls of the canyon squeezing in tighter and tighter, with just enough room to pass, but sideways. Suddenly, the plant life drops away, the trail opens up, and the trail emerges into a fog that covers the top of the Citerne crater. Success! From here, the trail is mostly a slow downhill along the service road leading from the weather station - make sure to wave hello to the fellows working inside, if you see them. Don't forget to take a long soak in the Bains Jaunes, the sulfurous hot springs next the parking lot - you earned it! There is nowhere to change, just do it in your car like everyone else does - no one cares up here. And DO NOT dunk your head under the water - there are dangerous parasites in the water that will get into you nose or ears and can do things to your brain...Just don't do it.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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