Valley of Desolation
Valley of Desolation
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A moss and lichen covered valley littered with brightly-colored hot springs, boiling mud and mini-geysers.
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AndrewRB1957
Lethbridge, Canada6 contributions
Nov 2019
7 hour hike to Boiling Lake. One goes through Valley of Desolation on the way. Great adventure. Be prepared!
Written 9 January 2020
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JemK_ima
Beau Bassin - Rose Hill204 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Even if you do not make it to the boiling lake, hiking till there is a sight in itself! A landscape filled with a myriad of colors, bluish streams, fuming red, yellow and white rocks, boiling black water...tread with caution of course!
Written 19 November 2019
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Etodd
Springfield, MA24 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The descent into the Valley of Desolation is steep, and demanding, but what an interesting place! Boiling hot streams, sulfur-colored jagged rocks--feels like you are on another planet. Watch your step, the water is hot enough in places to burn you.
Written 2 July 2019
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Stephan Onnes
11 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
This valley is famous for its desolation, as the name already implies. You have to go through this valley if you want to reach the famous boiling lake of Dominica. We took a local guide through the valley as it is quite dangerous with all gases and boiling water coming out of the ground. Our guide showed us how mineral rich the clay on the ground was. You can put it on your face to make your skin feel smoother. This really is a recommendation for people who are not afraid to walk. A retrour trip to the boiling lake costs between 5-6 hours.
Written 15 June 2019
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Jackey M
Ottawa, Canada42 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We passed through the Valley on the way to boiling hike. Not a hike for the faint hearted. Scrambling down boulders to get to the Valley was a bit more than we expected. The view, smell of sulphur and feeling of the place was very worth it. Highly recommend taking a guide - we used Peter The Bushman Green - he was excellent.
Written 23 January 2019
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buxtonred
Tasmania, Australia106 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
You pass through here on your way to the boiling lake, very cool. Lots of activity. Not much of a path, so a guide comes in handy.
Written 28 March 2018
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dawnabelle
Hamburg, Germany31 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
On the way to the boiling lake. An very very impresive site with a lot of little boiling ponds and sulver.
Written 14 December 2017
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Magnolia Mandy
Trinidad61 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
if you're an adventurer like myself and has a passion towards nature the island of Dominica is where you go I enjoyed the joke to the sleepy slope. The trail leading to the boiling lake is full of steps if wood and stones it's really straight forward from the beginning it's difficult am not an experience hiker but putting my mind to it crossing the river and the temperature gets cooler the osidn of nature rushes through your ears and the air is clear your nostrils fortified with the air as it smells of sulphur I'll ask anyone to please make this place the top of your lost to visit and immerse yourself into the healing waters of the valley of desolation
Written 13 July 2017
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LaMerDo
New York City, NY2 contributions
Feb 2017
If you love nature, this is the place for you. No wild animals to be concerned about. Beauty abound. Lush vegetation. Garden of Eden. Fresh fruits and vegetables, picked from the trees daily. 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lake, silver lake, hot springs, fresh water lakes, inviting Caribbean Sea, Warm and soothing Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful flowers, birds, scenery. A hiker's dream. You'll need a guide. Take lots of pictures.
Written 22 May 2017
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Zeph721
San Jose, CA121 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
As I was trying to get there, my guide and I were hit by a tropical rain downpour, It caused a normally accessible creek to turn into an impassible raging river.
Written 19 May 2017
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