Saturday, August 17, 2019, 6pm: Moonlight Hike to Goat Hill and...

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 usually as many as 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: Meeting place is at Cramer Park, 6:00pm, Saturday, August 17, 2019. The St. Croix Hiking Association has scheduled a flashlight hike to Jack, Isaac, small Isaac, Horseshoe, and Boiler Bay. The hike is moderate to steep leading to Goat Hill at 674 feet above sea level. Other paths are sandy, leading to paved roads, from Small Isaac Bay to Cramer Park Beach. Discussion will focus on the dry shrub forest ecosystem of the East End, which also includes the cultural, natural, historical, and marine resources of the area. The hike is about 7 miles total. Bring snacks, plenty of WATER, and a flashlight (check it before coming). Long or short pants are acceptable.

Olasee Davis, Ecologist, is our tour guide. For further information, contact Cathy Prince at 772-2073, Dorothy Flash at 340-773-8409, or

See the meeting spot on Google Maps

Driving directions:
- From Christiansted, go east on Routes 75 and 82 for about 9 miles, towards Point Udall.
- Turn left into Cramer Park.
- Park just inside the gate, to the right.

Area info: The hike starts at Cramer Park... just past and to the right is the National Radio Astronomy Observatory dish telescope, it is the easternmost component of an interconnected ten-station "Very Long Baseline Array Antenna" dish chain, which spans the US from St Croix to Hawaii.

The high hill above the dish on the right is Sugarloaf hill, Goat hill is on the left. The hill rises to 672 feet forming a central ridge from the point to the lower neck between Knight bay and Grapetree bay to the south. From the top of Goat hill you can see Point Udall, south, north, and the western hills.

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