Sun, Oct 30, 2011, 2:30 pm: Spring Gut 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. There are usually about 20 people. We depart about 30 minutes after the posted start time. For some hikes, we will meet at the indicated location, then drive a short distance to the hike location.

Specific info for this hike: Meet at 2:30pm at Canegata ball park This will be a moderately-paced hike on Spring Gut Road, which goes from beside Canegata ball park to the South Shore road. We will try to visit the Art Farm on South Shore road, then return the same way. Total distance is 5 to 6 miles.

Driving directions: Starting at Fort Christiansvaern on the waterfront in downtown Christiansted, go about 1/2 a mile east on Hospital St. / Route 75, which becomes East End Rd. / Route 82. Canegata ball park is on the right.

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