July 1, 2014 · 5:15 PM
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Hurricane Sandy cut a few breaches through Fire Island when she hit in October of 2012. Some of the breaches were closed up by man but one still remains about 1.5 miles west of Smith Point County Park.
Let's meet in the Smith Point parking lot after 5pm. There's a parking fee if you arrive before then. Park in the southwest corner of the lot which would put you by the traffic circle you encounter shortly after getting off the bridge. Be on the lookout for a blue minivan with a rooftop kayak carrier.
We'll be starting our walk at exactly 5:45 so please be prompt. Please be prepared to walk around 4 miles through beach sand. Low tide should be around 7:50pm which should make for excellent walking conditions by the waters edge.
I find that it's a good idea to utilize some form of backpack where you can keep a drink, snacks and maybe a camera. Since we're walking on the beach, it would also make a good spot to keep your shoes if you decide to go barefoot in the sand. :-)