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près de La Ciénaga, La Vega (Dominican Republic)
But his/her track is rather low resolution and doesn't include the way points or the description below. I therefore decided to upload this track so others may benefit from the additional information)
Pico Duarte is the highest mountain in all of the Caribbean Islands, and it is located in the central portion of the mountain range known as the Cordillera Central.
The mountain is covered with pine forest and ferns, and the mountain is a huge difference from the heat of the tropics of the Caribbean.
For a general description of the mountain see the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_Duarte
Park permits are required. All persons are required by the national park service to hire a local guide, and you are not allowed to enter the park without one. The guide will almost certainly insist that you hire mules as well, which will give you the option to rest your feet from time to time and the mules will carry your backpack for you.
So there is no need to rely on this GPX track to find your way, but it will help you to plan your trip better by knowing how far the next reference point is.
There are several hotels in Jaracaboa and this is the logical place to arrange a guide for Pico Duarte. I stayed at Rancho Baiguate and made the hiking arrangements through them which they did excellently. There are plenty of other agents to make arrangements, but in case you want to contact the one I used: http://ranchobaiguate.com/english/tours/pico_duarte.htm but it a simple search will show some alternatives like: http://jarabacoagold.webs.com/picoduartetours.htm (but I have no experience with this one)
Please note that several years ago, there has been a huge forest fire in this area, so there are still many black stumps around, but in the meantime new trees has grown and it's quite green most of the trip.
Camping is allowed practically anywhere inside the park that has a clearing but most people following this track over night at La Comparticion. This location has huts as well.
Most people will do this is a 3 day track.
Day 1: La Ciénaga to La Compartición
Day 2: La Compartición to Pico Duarte and back to La Compartición (10km / 3 ml)
Day 3: La Compartición back to La Ciénaga
The more "express" route will combine day 2 and 3 in a rather long and heavy day.
As Pico Duarte is frequently in the clouds, there is a reasonable big chance that you will not have much of a view from the summit. Therefore most hikers try to be at the summit at sun rise having the biggest chance to have a good view from the summit. If you spend the night in La Compartición (like most do), this means you'll have to leave around 4am in the total dark to making to the summit around sunrise. Even though it is only 5 km to the summit, the track is narrow and quite steep at times. Finding your way with a flash light will slow you down considerably. Also note that during the early morning at the summit it will be very cold and extra clothes are certainly required. Please don't underestimate this. The mountain is on a tropical island, but standing at the summit you would not think it is.
Also note that most of the hike follows a track that becomes a small river when it rains. Also due to the mules, the track has worn out at many places and you'll be following a very narrow track between 2 walls without too much of a view. This makes the hiking sometimes quite slow and tedious. Obviously when it rains, you'll need to find alternative places to place your feet but you are still likely to end up with wet shoes. I would therefore recommend good hiking boots.
For easy of reference, I've included the distance table below. At a large sign at La Ciénaga you can find the same information.
La Ciénaga - Los Tablones = 4.0 km = 2.5 ml
Los Tablones - Alto de la Cotorra = 3.8 km = 2.3 ml
Alto de la Cotorra - La Laguna = 2.8 km = 1.7 ml
La Laguna - Agüita Fría = 3.5 km = 2.2 ml
Agüita Fría - La Compartición = 4.0 km = 2.5 ml
La Compartición - Valle de Lilís = 3.8 km = 2.3 ml
Valle de Lilís - Pico Duarte = 1.2 km = 0.7 ml