Sat, Jun 24, 2016, 6:30 am: Northstar to Mount Eagle 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: This hike is from Estate Northstar to the top of Mount Eagle, which the highest peak on St. Croix at over 1100 feet elevation. The hike offers panoramic views from the northeast to the west. The hike is strenuous, over moderate to very steep terrain. We will hike through the gut uphill to Scenic Road, and from there to Mount Eagle. We will descend walking down The Beast (Route 69). The hike will take 4 to 4.5 hours. Total distance is unknown. Mclean will be our guide.

Meet at 6:30 a.m. on Route 80 (North Shore Rd), west of Cane Bay, just east of the bottom of Route 69 (River Rd. / The Beast).

See the meeting spot on Google Maps

Driving directions:

From the intersection of Route 80 (North Shore Rd.) and Route 69 (River Rd. / The Beast) near Carambola Beach Resort, go east on Route 80 for about 100 yards, and look for a parking area on the left side of the road.

Or from Cane Bay Beach on Route 80 (North Shore Rd.), go west on Route 80 for about 8/10 of a mile until the road curves left away from the water, and look for a parking area on the right side of the road.

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