Sunday, June 26th, 6:30 AM: Maroon Ridge Hike
General info for all hikes and walks: Hikes and walks are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members (become a member). Unless otherwise noted, the pace for hikes is moderate, lasting 3-5 hours, covering 3-5 miles, the terrain is hilly, footing is sometimes uneven, and we follow trails and possibly paved or dirt roads . Walks are easier and shorter than hikes, and usually follow paved or dirt roads, no trails. The guide may periodically stop and talk along the way. Bring sturdy, comfortable walking or hiking shoes, water, snack, bug spray, rain poncho, and camera. Shorts or long pants are OK. For day hikes, bring a hat and sun block. For night hikes, bring a small flashlight. We will depart within 30 minutes after the posted start time. For some hikes, we will meet at the indicated location, then drive a short distance.
Specific info for this hike: Hike to Maroon Ridge!. The meeting place is Frederiksted Beach parking lot by 6:30am. The hike starts from Ham’s Bay coastline, continuing to Ham’s Buff historic lighthouse, to the second lookout of Maroon Ridge, which is over 400 feet above sea level. The hike is moderate to steep. We will discuss the natural, cultural, and history of the site. Total miles around trip are 2.5. Remember to bring your water, a snack, etc. Olasee Davis, ecologist, is our tour guide. For more info call Cathy at 340-772-2073 or www.stcroixhiking.org.
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