Perhaps ten years ago, Leslie Armentrout and a few other Nevis friends organized a weekly hike during the “snowbird” season on Nevis to replace hikes run by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, which had been discontinued. Over several subsequent years the hiking group grew, and the inventory of hikes expanded. The hikes were, and are still, open to anyone with an interest in seeing a part of Nevis not often seen by tourists. They have been a great way to enjoy the beauty and historical resources of Nevis, spend quality time outdoors with friends, and to get to know new folks visiting Nevis who we would not otherwise have met.
The hikes have been held weekly from early January through the first week in April. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed organizing the hikes from 2009 through 2012. Lynne and I moved back to the States in July, 2012, so I won’t be organizing the hikes any more. This blog is an attempt to catalog descriptions of the hikes in an accessible format that can be used by future hike leaders or by individuals who want to explore the lesser-seen side of Nevis.
I’d like to offer a special thanks to Leslie Armentrout, who’s energy and enthusiasm got the hikes up and running smoothly, and who organized them for six years or so. Also, a big thank you to Vince Hubbard, author, historian and hiker, who educated us with history and amused us with interesting anecdotes on many of our hikes over the years.
Click on the Hike Description in the left column to see the details of any hike that interests you.
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You’ll notice that the GPS tracks don’t exactly correspond to the roads and trails visible in Google Earth. They’re about 80 feet off in a certain direction. This is due to the fact that the Google Earth aerial photos were not precisely located with respect to actual features on the island.
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Hike safely and enjoy,
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