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Thread: Who's been up the Hooiberg? (The big mountain we all see at some point)

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    Who's been up the Hooiberg? (The big mountain we all see at some point)

    Greetings folks.
    As I said in the tagline, Who's been up the Hooiberg?

    How was the climb? I know better than to venture up in the afternoon because of the heat,
    so likely we'll go up first thing in the morning, as I'm led to believe many do.

    340-50 steps, something like that?
    Take a break part way through....?
    (The Mrs. and I aren't kids anymore, though you might never know it)

    Any info/advice would be mucho appreciado.

    Muchas Garcias in advance.

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    here are a couple of threads re: hooiberg/haystack
    what is this mountain?
    Aruba Mountains-Hooiberg

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    We did it right before sunset, saw the sunset from the top. It was a tough climb, my legs were on fire but coming down was a piece of cake.


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    We have climbed it many times - always in the morning before it gets too hot. I can't remember the exact number of steps but it's more like 500-600. Make sure you bring water.
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    I try to jog to the top of it every trip at least once. It doesn't take to long to reach the top. If you get tired you can easily stop and take a rest.




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    took a little effort to get to the top but the view is worth every huff and puff!!!
    great view in morning before it gets hazy...remember to take a bottle of H2O with you !!
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    I pass by it going to my class-that is as close as I've come to climbing it. I thought I'd try it this year, but there is a reason I'm see an orthopedist when I get back and there is no way I could those stairs now. I hear they may be replacing the stairs in the future.




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