Recommended Hikes 2014
Hikes are offered whenever I am on Island. Schedules are extremely flexible and I will walk with a group of just 2 people as I still need and enjoy the exercise. I also enjoy meeting new people and answering any questions you might have about my island home, St. Croix. Reservations are a must on all hikes! If no one is booked for a scheduled hike, I just might go in a different direction.
The Hike at Judith’s Hill
Judith’s Hill and Boyd’s Botanica Hike and Tour. This is a moderately easy hike along good trails and roads from sea level to the top (238 ft.) of Judith’s Hill with a stop at Boyd’s Botanica. This area was important to the Indians, Pirates, Knights of Malta and raising cattle. The plants of Boyd’s Botanica were important to and imported by every culture and ethnic group. Scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am, the hike starts outside the entry gate at Judith’s Fancy. The cost is $25 per person.
Hiking the East End Park System
Goat Hills Guided Hike and Tour. This is a difficult trail that will stress the most physically fit if they fail to properly rehydrate. The very east end of St. Croix has 600 pristine acres, two isolated white sand beaches and almost no visitors. Farming and survival were very difficult for all groups who lived in this area because of a lack of water. Yet the area is still a living record of many important plants of the Indians who prospered in this area for over 1500 years prior to Columbus. The land and trails are maintained by the Nature Conservancey. Scheduled every Friday or Saturday between 7 and 9 am (earlier is better), the hike starts at Cramer’s Park. The cost is $50 per person.
There are many other places which I am exploring including Ham’s Bluff, Ha’Penny Beach and Sandy Point. I am very flexible in the hikes I like to take, so please ask. If I have nothing planned or no other reservations, I just might be able to work with you and take you where you want to go on the day you want to do it.
Remember: Reservations are a must or I just might be out exploring new trails instead of sticking to a rigid schedule when I have no guests to guide.
Since I finished my book on the Lost Pirate Treasures of St. Croix, I just might be out searching for the lost pirate treasure of Tortuga which is probably buried on St. Croix.