Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 6:30 am: Annaly Bay 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: Hike from Mount Victory to the famous Annaly Bay tide pools. Total distance is about 2.5 miles, and will take about 4 hours. This is a difficult hike that is steep in some areas, including scrambling across rough rocks to the tide pools. It starts at a ridge 700 feet above sea level that leads down to bays and inlets and rough coral coastline. We will discuss the natural, cultural, historical, and the geological formation of the northwest coast of St. Croix. Bring swimwear if you plan to dip in the pools. Olasee Davis is our tour guide.

Meet at 6:30am at the beach-front parking lot just north of Fort Frederick. From there, we will drive to Mount Victory.

See the meeting spot on Google Maps

Driving directions:
- From Frederiksted town, go north on King St. / Route 631.
- When you see Fort Frederick (large red building) on your left, continue another 1/10 of a mile to the parking spaces on the left side of the road.

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