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Prickly Pear Trail #155104
02/16/2018 02:18 PM
02/16/2018 02:18 PM
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Boston, MA
Joshua Offline OP
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Does anybody know where to find the trail that goes from the Sandbox to the east side beach on Prickly Pear? Is there anybody who knows the condition of it post hurricane? Going next week and would love to check it out.

Thanks!

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Re: Prickly Pear Trail [Re: Joshua] #155107
02/16/2018 03:04 PM
02/16/2018 03:04 PM
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I tried this many years ago and even asked directions from the local lady at the bar (maybe Gumption's mom or relative).

If there ever was a path, it was entirely unidentifiable. I went back to ask if I'd gone the wrong direction and she suggested just walking around the shoreline. That too proved to be to great a challenge with the tree roots.

Perhaps you will have more luck, that was just my experience back in 2011 or so.

Re: Prickly Pear Trail [Re: Joshua] #155111
02/16/2018 03:55 PM
02/16/2018 03:55 PM
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Here is where 'I think' it is (or was):

You can actually see it on google maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Prickly+Pear/@18.5041144,-64.3662207,173m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8c058043ff1490e9:0xb4413e493876c181!8m2!3d18.5!4d-64.366667

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Last edited by bkfitz; 02/16/2018 03:56 PM.
Re: Prickly Pear Trail [Re: Joshua] #155127
02/16/2018 07:46 PM
02/16/2018 07:46 PM
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Boston, MA
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Perfect! Now I have a map smile

Will report back on trail condition.

Re: Prickly Pear Trail [Re: Joshua] #155128
02/16/2018 10:46 PM
02/16/2018 10:46 PM
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East End, Tortola / Chicago
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Unfortunately the trail wasn't maintained for several years prior to Irma, and had largely disappeared. But if you're the hearty type, you can follow the natural goat trails and ghuts and accomplish the mission. Basically, head up first between the two salt ponds, then in the saddle between the two hills. The trail can get squishy at the beginning and the end.

Re: Prickly Pear Trail [Re: Joshua] #155129
02/16/2018 10:49 PM
02/16/2018 10:49 PM
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Kentucky
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We were there last week and looked for the trail. Lots and lots of trees and brush blown around, I don’t think you can do it now..... maybe your luck will be better than ours.


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