Sunday, August 22nd, 2021, 6:30 am: Hike to Wells Bay

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: Meeting at 6:30am, at the location formerly known as the Carambola Beach Resort... Turn up the hill right before the guard gate, proceed to the furthest parking area. The hike is about 5.4 miles roundtrip, and about 3 hours at a moderate pace. The terrain is moderate to steep so please wear sturdy footwear, and don't forget your water, snacks if you need them, and bring a swimsuit if you want to take a dip in the tide pools! Discussion will be on the natural, cultural, historical, and marine resources of the area. Olasee Davis, our ecologist, is the tour guide. For more info, contact Cathy at (340) 772-2073.

Driving directions: Go to the far west end of Route 80 (North Shore Rd.), or to the far north end of Route 69 (River Rd.). From that intersection, go west along the north shore to the resort area formerly known as the Carambola Beach Resort. Turn left just before the guard gate, and park in the furthest parking area up the hill.


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