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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  • 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. 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 saw a lot of people lost in the middle of the road. Although practice high mountain, had never climbed walls or stone formations as in the Marins. The tips of the Guide on where to step, like stepping, how to overcome obstacles were of the utmost worth, 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, see if the road linking Picket the Itajubá is open. When I was about to be closed for a few months for maintenance. 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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  • Is a beautiful, hard-to-reach mountain, if you do not have fitness don't go. Do not venture out without a guide, is dangerous and has many false trails. The sacrifice is rewarded by the unique and indescribable. Come back whenever I could.
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  • Spectacular location, a beautiful sunset and the rising sun is a show, a well drawn-hike "up, shoes non-slip walking itself.
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  • Place is fantastic. Demand fitness up and down without difficulty. There is also some technical points that are dangerous it needs more attention. Beware of days closed, mist or rain, hindering visibility of the road markings or totems.
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  • Amazing place. But before I go, I think if I can go without damaging the local biodiversity.
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  • PEAK located in picket line!
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