Wednesday, June 2, 2010

La Réserve de la Forêt des Pins

Over the weekend we discovered a Haitian paradise. Ben and I are mountain people. We love love love the outdoors and love trees and cool air and mist and everything that comes along with mountain forests. Although we hike regularly in Kenscoff and from time to time make the trek to Seguin, we just haven't quite been getting our being-outdoors-in-the-mountains fix. Until now. A short three hours southeast from Port-Au-Prince is la Réserve de la Forêt des Pins (the Pine Forest reserve) - elevation almost 6,000 feet. The Ministry of the Environment maintains at least 13 wooden cabins (we saw 13, anyway) in the forest that date from the 1940's. Trees, trails, amazing flora, and barely anyone around... clearly heaven in Haiti.

6 comments:

nerkert said...

Beautiful! (The photos, the park, the people.) So glad you found this getaway.

Bikejuju said...

Wait, this is Haiti? Shouldn't your photos be all full of poor starving children and gun-toting thugs? You're totally busting all my media-fueled preconceptions.

Karen said...

I love trees, cabins, and snuggling! Next time, bring me!

Rhonda said...

Wow! I never made it to the pine forest, but have heard amazing things about it and now have seen pictures to prove that it really exists. Guess I'll have to come back! :) Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Trust the MCCers to find the forest in a deforested land. I'm still in shock/awe of the MOE cabins - gotta find a way to get there!!

James Kurz said...

Did you take any GPS coordinates of this trip? I'd love to go see all of this for myself... really beautiful.

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