Sunday, July 24, 2011, 3:00 pm: Little Princess Walk

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: This walk through Estate Little Princess will start at the estate sugar factory ruins and end at the beach. We will discuss the natural, historical, and cultural aspects of the estate. Also, we will discuss the modern technology such as the solar system at the estate. The entire walk is about a quarter mile long. Either short or long pants along with a good pair of shoes is perfect. Ecologist Olasee Davis will be our tour guide.

Meet at 3:00pm in the parking lot of Church's Chicken at Five Corners.

Five Corners is the traffic light-controlled intersection of Route 75 (Northside Rd.), Route 74 and two other roads, about 1 mile west of Christiansted. Coming from Christiansted, go west on Route 75. Turn right at the light at Golden Rock, staying on Route 75 west. As you approach the next light for Five Corners, take the middle lane through the intersection, and stay on Route 75 west and follow the main flow of traffic as the road curves left. Immediately after the intersection, turn left into Church's Chicken.

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