Jeff Chabot and his crew of volunteers keep on with their good work making hiking on St. John so much more enjoyable. Now, thanks to them we have two new highlights on the Johnny Horn Trail, an overlook to the west and another one with views into Sopers Hole, Tortola and east.
As promised here are some more photos of the overlooks recently cleared by Jeff Chabot and his crew of intrepid volunteers. From those of us who hike the trails of St. John:
The Caneel Hill Bench
Hikers following the Caneel Hill Trail beginning from the National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay or from the Caneel Hill Spur will arrive at a wooden bench just before they reach the summit of Caneel Hill. There is now a view from this very welcomed resting spot that at least for the view to the north goes, rivals the view from the viewing tower at the summit. This thanks to the hard work and dedication of the trail crew from the Appalachian Mountain Club.
There’s something new to view for hikers on the Cinnamon Bay Trail.
Jeff Chabot group leader and volunteers working with the Appalachian Mountain Club in a cooperative venture with the Virgin Islands National Park and Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park have cleared an overlook along the trail, with views extending from Jost Van Dyke to St. Thomas and the northwestern cays.
Some years ago there was an overlook higher up on the trail near the top, which has long since overgrown.
The trail crew did an excellent job creating this new overlook. The view is spectacular!
Other overlooks that have now been cleared are the Lind Point Battery Overlook, at the bench almost to the top of Caneel Hill on the Caneel Hill Trail, one on the Bordeaux Mountain Trail and another on the Lameshur Bay Trail.
We’ll be posting photos of these overlooks shortly…
Soon come… one on the Reef Bay Trail, the Francis Bay Salt Pond and two on the Johnny Horn Trail….
All about St John in the beautiful US Virgin Islands (USVI) American Paradise