The peak of Monte Negro is the highest and coldest point of Rio Grande do Sul, in the municipality of São José dos Ausentes, and reaches 1403 m of altitude. Next to the peak is Monte Negro canyon, with its 700 m depth at an average altitude of 1300 m and an extension of 4 km, another marvel of the region of Campos de Cima da Serra.
To reach this free access point, you can stay at Silveira, from where you can easily reach this place via dirt road with a normal vehicle.
The cache is found in a private property, but the owner allows people to reach the top of the peak. I left the reference point for the best access to the peak. The climb is not demanding, via the tracks left by the cattle, and it is done in less than 15 minutes. The descent can be done through the same route or, for the more adventurous, the west side, to the parking place.
The best time of day to visit the canyons and peak is in the morning as the fog usually rises from the sea and drastically reduces visibility.
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Share your photos and enjoy this wonder of Nature!
(A special thanks to Pablo, from Tio Tonho's stay, for the valuable tips! Hugs!)
(View from ground zero)