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My portrait by David Berg in the National Park Service Art Show at Salt River

My portrait by David Berg in the National Park Service Art Show at Salt River My family was out for a walk and we met and merged groups with David Berg and his cousin and had fun.  I guess he … Continue reading

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Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sandy Point is one of five pristine beaches I have walked in the past year and it is one of the most accessible ones. I am not sure why St. Croix is not famous for our beaches because I have … Continue reading

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Cross Country with a Compass

Most people with a military background are familiar with the basic use of a compass although it is rapidly being replaced by GPS and Google Earth. Also, the Garmin application for a cell phone does a credible job of tracking … Continue reading

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The Nature Concervancy – Estate Little Princess Greathouse, St. Croix

The plantation system of the Virgin Islands is very well documented with the Danes having kept incredibly detailed records of their period of colonial rule of the Islands. Scholars have been studying these records and The St. Croix Landmark Society … Continue reading

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Hiking with Children – A Million Dollar View!

My grandchildren are capable of some pretty incredible hikes with prior planning and their effort at Goat Hill was spectacular, but that is another story. On Sunday July 17, I decided to see what kind of shape they were in … Continue reading

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Hiking with Children – Ham’s Bluff

Our trip to Frederiksted began with a stop at the Playground in town across from the Fort. My granddaughters love all of the equipment and search for the best in each park. In this case the incredible swings won. Both … Continue reading

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St. Croix, a 15 mile walk from Fort to Fort.

I had a great day on July 3, doing the Fort Christiansted to Fort Frederiksted, 15 mile, walk in about four hours and forty minutes or a pace of 3.2 miles per hour which was good enough to put me … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Hiking, Walking and a Guided Tours.

Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in a natural environments usually along know trails. For humans, walking is distinguished from running in that one foot is always touching the ground. Running begins when both feet are off … Continue reading

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Hike to Hams Buff & Maroonberg

  The short walk up the hill from the National Guard Training Center at Hams Bluff should be a major attraction for visitors and a mandatory coming of age for every student in our local schools. The area is rich … Continue reading

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Point Udall @ Et Stykke Land, St. Croix

100 Million Years of History  Et Styke Land is the name of the estate at the Eastern most end of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and it’s history was pretty much written in stone 100 million years ago … Continue reading

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