Pico Dos Marins, Piquete

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Pico dos Marins is a mountain peak in Brazil, between the cities of Piquete and Cruzeiro, state of São Paulo. The peak stands only about 1km south of the Minas Gerais state border, but it is located entirely in São Paulo territory. It is part of a short spur of the southwestern section of the Mantiqueira Mountains, and it has an elevation of.False state highest pointFor many years, Pico dos Marins was incorrectly considered to be the highest point in the state of São Paulo. This information could be found in many official publications and schoolbooks. Later it was found that several peaks of the more easterly Serra Fina sub-range of the Mantiqueira Mountains were much higher. Serra Fina's highest summit, Pedra da Mina, on the Minas Gerais border, is now acknowledged to be the state's true highest point, at 2798m. Pico dos Três Estados ("Three-State Peak"), at the border tripoint of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro states, is also much higher at 2665m.Pico dos Marins is still often erroneously mentioned as being the highest mountain entirely within the state of São Paulo (i.e., not shared with Minas Gerais or Rio de Janeiro), but at least two Serra Fina mountains are both higher and located wholly within São Paulo: Pico da Cabeça de Touro, southwest of Pico dos Três Estados and the probable true holder of the title, at exactly 2600m, and Morro do Tartarugão, just southwest of Pedra da Mina, at 2595m. The Serra Fina range is still poorly surveyed, and other higher peaks may yet be found.
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  • Did the hits back in the day on October 14. Were 4:20 up, 3:40 to go down. The descent is quite tiresome, because already be tired of the climb, all the time, much-hike "up. Take plenty of water, took 2.5 liters in back and sold out ... go to gloves, helps in climbing.
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  • The pico dos Marins offers activity both for trekking or hiking, has a 4-level track, well signposted but recommend going with a guide for the first time. At the base there is a camping/camping where we have a restaurant bathroom and possibly the only place with potable water, free parking is charged. The track starts in the morro do careca and from there follows a small patch of forest to the base of the Marins, several stretches of the trail is necessary the use of hands and do a little "climbing" offering fall risk, so be careful. The Summit is not great, there is possibility of camp there or make a come back with a total of 11 km, the visual is seen are amazing.
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  • I climbed to the top on day 17 of September 2017. Here are some tips for back: 1. Don't go if you are not trained (a); I saw a lot of people give up halfway. What it means to be trained? Wind up and down the trail of his father Joe, at the peak of Jaragua, to the top of the antennas, 3 times. If you can, you probably will be able to climb the Marins. 2. In some places the climb is as the first trial you will have to drive on the toe. Your calves are going to suffer, even with training. Take Diclofenac Potassico or a similar anti inflammatory ointment. 3. wear long pants, preferably of trekking. The vegetation, in some stretches, can cause wounds. 4. The use of suitable footwear, have softened, with excellent adhesion, is indispensable. There are gaps whose inclination is more than 45 degrees, you will have to rely on the strength of your legs and on the capacity of your shoes stick to the stone. And, on the way down, the grip is more importantly, not to slip. 5. On the way down, you will have to hold the rocks to control the movements. And the contact with the stone going to hurt your skin. I took a couple of MTB gloves that were virtually destroyed, but I saved my hands. 6. I took, for around 3.5 litres of liquid, (agua de coco and isotonic). Did 35 degrees; on the way down I had to adjust the consumption. Upon arrival, I took more 1.5 lts. of water in half an hour. If you can take at least 4 litres of liquid (which is an additional weight required) and start the trail very well hydrated so you don't have to start taking liquid already in the first meters. 7. If you value for your security, hire a guide. I came up with the Milton, a legend in the region (+ 55 12 99770-1991). Although practice high mountain, had never climbed walls or stone formations as in the Marins. His hints on where to step, like stepping, how to overcome obstacles were of extreme value. And I saw a lot of people lost along the way, he made a point of directing. 8. Try to start the ascent as soon as possible, a maximum of 8 hours. This will give you time to rest at the top, before embarking on the descent, and return with sunlight. 9. Remember that even if you get to the top, you will have to go down, and your muscles will be well missed. Reserve strength in the legs to go down safely is essential. 10. And, finally, the road linking Picket the Itajubá is about to be closed for a few months for maintenance. Just be open due to an injunction, which they say will fall in the next few days. The road that climbs up to the beginning of the trail via the neighborhood of Maher is, in some places, in a bad state of maintenance; If you don't have a 4 x 4, not risk. You can leave your car in the neighbourhood of Maher, but you will have to walk a 5 km, which at the end additional will weigh a lot.
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