Rosário

Paraná, August 2013 – Access / permission to most of Brazil´s Mata Atlântica conservation units is still a little complicated. One reason is that park authorities, different from other countries, still feel responsable for the life of their visitors. I mean, one tragic accident is normally enough to shut down a park for years, as […]

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Água Branca

 São Paulo, October 2013 – Água Branca is the name given to the main waterfall of the Maranduba river which with 120 meters is the largest one in São Paulo State. It is located at about 700 height meters in the Caraguatatuba section of Serra do Mar State Park and the trailhead can be accessed from a […]

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Itu

 São Paulo, September 2010 – Ribeirão do Itu flows through the southwestern portion of the São Sebastião section of Serra do Mar State Park. The historical trail connects Boiçucanga with the Rio Pardo sand road, also known as Estrada da Petrobrás (Antiga Estrada Dória) that leads from Salesópolis to Porto Novo (Caraguatatuba). During colonial times, […]

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Marins – Itaguaré

 São Paulo / Minas Gerais, July 2010 – Pico dos Marins – Itaguaré is one of the classic traverses of the Mantiqueira – mountain range, in the borderland of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. It passes through high montane tropical and seasonal rainforest and altitude fields (campos de altitude). I felt relatively good prepared, when Bianca, her nephew and me tried this hike […]

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Serra Fina

São Paulo / Minas Gerais, September 2013 – Serra Fina, southwest of Itatiaia National Park and northeast of Marins – Itaguaré is a portion of the Mantiqueira – mountain chain, in the borderland of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Pedra da Mina (2.798 m) is Serra da Mantiqueira´s highest summit. Serra Fina is geologically better known as […]

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Itapanhaú

 São Paulo, March 2010 – Itapanhaú river is located in the northeastern portion of the Itutinga – Piloes section of Serra do Mar State Park, in the municiples of Mogi das Cruzes and Bertioga. It combines Mata Atlântica submontane and lowland ecosystems such as a vast restinga vegetation before Bertioga which some years ago was declared state […]

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