Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, 6:00 pm: Moonlight Hike to Blue Mountain

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: Blue Mt. Mountain is the second highest peak on St. Croix. The terrain is moderate to very steep. We will be walking on a dirt road, so shorts or long pants are ok. Total time should be about 2.5 hours. Total distance is 3.7 miles. We will discuss the natural, cultural, & historical aspects of the site. Bring a flashlight (or two), water, snacks, etc.  Olasee Davis, ecologist, is our tour guide. For more information, call Catherine, 340-772-2073, or

Meet at 6:00pm on Route 73 at the bottom of the hill, across from the new bridge in Frangipani. See the meeting spot on Google Maps.

Driving directions:
From the La Reine intersection at Route 70 (Centerline Rd) and Route 75 (Northside Rd):
- Drive north on Route 75 (Northside Rd) for about 1.3 miles.
- Turn left at Farm gas station at Glynn (green gas station) onto Route 72 west (Midland Rd).
- Go 0.8 miles on Route 72 west to the traffic light at Route 73 (Canaan Rd) near John Woodson Jr. High School.
- Turn right at the light onto Route 73 north, into Estate Mon Bijou.
- Go 0.7 miles on Route 73 north to the new bridge at Frangipani. Just before the bridge, turn right onto Bougainvillea Dr. and park on either side of the road.

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