2015-05-25

Pico Cao Grande

Pico Cao Grande, also known as  "Great Dog Peak", is a prominent volcanic plug peak with a needle shape in Sao Tome and Principe. It can be found in the Caue District on Sao Tome Island in Parque National Obo de Sao Tome. Its summit rises to 663m above sea level  and is approximately 370m above the surrounding terrain. The nearest village is Vila Clotilde, 3 km to the east. The district seat Sao Joao dos Angolares is 9 km to the east. To accommodate such a resounding geologic shape as the eruption of the volcano whose crater is at the top of this peak had to be sudden, violent and very concentrated. Upon cooling, it left as a souvenir this column a kind of skyscrapers in the middle of the jungle.

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Cao Grande

Pico de Sao Tome is volcanic cone on the island of São Tomé and Príncipe


It is very difficult to climb pico cão grande. The walls of volcanic rock are often dampened by the dense fog and covered with slippery moss. Climb them is like trying to ascend a giant glass bottle. Also, to access its base must be traversed a difficult path through the jungle. A step full of ferns, vines and abundant snakes . These reptiles appear to be the masters of Cao Pico Grande. They have even come to colonize the summit.Sao Tome and Principe is a small nation composed of two islands in the Gulf of Guinea, off the African Atlantic coast. A little known but full of wonders and surprises like this tourist destination.

First Photo credit André
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São Tomé e Príncipe. Photo credit Rosino
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São Tomé e Príncipe Photo credit Rosino
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Sao Tomean rainforest with Cao Grande, with its top in clouds. Photo credit Art
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Sao Tome: Cao Grande, with top in clouds. Photo credit Art
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Cão Grande. Photo credit Isaac
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Photo credit Art
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Pico Cão grande. Photo credit Daniel Martins
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Photo credit Art
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Photo credit Os Putos

Source — Wikpedia | Atlasobscura

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