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(@cathyjauch)
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Traveling in January to St Croix - renting a small car.
Google Earth shows a road from Scenic Drive heading toward Bodkin Hill, then connecting to Annaly road which then connects to the south at Hwy 76 (Mahogany road) which then leads on to Frederiksburg. However, a search at openstreetmap.org characterizes those roads to be "trails". Are they passable by a small vehicle like a Ford Fiesta? Or would a jeep be required?
If I am on Scenic Road and that route of "trails" is not feasible, is there an alternate route to Frederiksted without backtracking?

 
Posted : October 27, 2015 10:19 am
(@alana33)
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You might try posting this on the Moving Forum.
See above link.
Many living on STX contribute there and can answer your questions.

 
Posted : October 29, 2015 7:16 am
(@thoogie)
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As a very frequent visitor of STX, I would say a Jeep is a must especially if you want to go on Scenic Road. Only parts of it are paved. And if you don't own a Jeep, or know what it can do, or rent one that actually has good tires (most rentals have passenger tires not off-road tires) and tie rods I still wouldn't try the road past Bodkin that forks to the north. I was just there in September and past that fork, it's overgrown, very rutted, and big "puddles" that you have no idea how deep and muddy they are. That's where the passenger tires suck even if you have 4 x 4. They're fine for regular dirt/gravel roads. World of hurt is an understatement if you get stuck out there.

Explore by the rule, "When in doubt, CHICKEN OUT!", and respect the private property/road signs. What's great about STX is the vast diversity of sightseeing (eco, historic, shorelines, etc.) makes even a cloudy or sunburned day a great vacation day.

Don't rent from Olympic. We rented from them 17 times over 13 years. Cars kept getting worse and then the last time they said the sand and a few leaves made it "excessively dirty" and charged us $50. "You know how irresponsible us grandparents are that have always rented from you are."

Centerline was great in September. But if you rent and drop off at the airport, the Gov't hits you up for an extra tax. We rented in C'sted and dropped off at the airport and only had to pay a drop off fee ($10 or $15?).

 
Posted : October 31, 2015 9:02 am
(@cathyjauch)
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THANK YOU - EXTREMELY HELPFUL!!!
Will change our routing plans.

 
Posted : November 2, 2015 4:03 pm

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