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  • Writer's pictureDon Wilding

Tackle the Cape's tough terrain

Here’s the schedule of hikes for the Eastham Hiking Club for the month of February. For more information on the group, check out the feature I wrote for the Cape Codder back in December.

For information, contact leader Don Light at 508-247-9887 or, or co-leaders Mark McGrath (508) 432-3775 or; Bob Rabenold (508) 255-6983 or; or Chuck Thompson 508-255-8081 or Email for bi-monthly schedules and/or weekly hike report.

Hikes start at 9 a.m., are FREE and open to the public. Rain/heavy snow CANCELS.

Hikes are 4 to 6-1/2 miles in 2 to 2-1/2 hours on wooded paths with some soft sand and hills.

There’s a carpooling option; meet at Orleans (south of rotary), Stop & Shop, left lot off main entrance.


Feb. 3: Wellfleet ~ Bound Brook Island 2 ¼ Hrs (Carpool 8:15) Leader(s): Chuck Duck Harbor ~ Rte. 6 L at Wellfleet Center lights, L at fork, go 3.2m. R at triangle in road, 1mi to parking Hike from Duck Harbor to Bound Brook Is. Visit historic houses and cemetery on wooded paths.

Feb. 10: Dennis - Crowes Pasture & Sesuit Harbor (Carpool 8:20) Leader(s): Don & Bob Rt 6 to Exit 9, N on Rt 134 to R on 6A, .8mi L on School St, 1st R on South St, .7mi to limited parking Hike woodland trails & marsh to Crowes Pasture, Quivett Creek, bay beach & Sesuit Harbor.

Feb. 17: Provincetown – Snail Rd. East (Carpool 8:10) Leader(s): Mark RT 6-3/4 mile past “Entering Provincetown” sign park on Rt 6 opposite left turn to unmarked Snail Rd. Hike the spectacular dunes east of main Snail Rd trail. See dune shacks, walk the ocean beach.

Feb. 24: Truro – East Harbor (Pilgrim Lake) Dunes & Beach (Car Pool 8:15) Leader(s): Chuck Exit route 6 at High Head Road. Take first left fork onto dirt road to parking lot at end. Two-plus hours in soft sand, over dunes along the back side of East Harbor to a vista, past dune shack to ocean return.

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