Here’s a new one for the blogroll: Florida Footpaths, a website celebrating the stories along the trails of the Ocala National Forest by actress Kim Crow. She and her husband have a home in Hog Valley, and they meander the byways and trails soaking up stories and sharing them via audio and video presentations. See the site!
Archives for August 2008
I did so with friends when I completed the Seminole section of the Florida Trail some years ago. This is a remote spot south of Clewiston as you head from the sugar cane fields into Lake Harbor. Now I’m especially glad we heeded recommendations from Joan Hobson not to camp along that section. Here’s why, […]
With Tropical Storm Fay hanging around the Florida peninsula all week (and as my good friend eArThworm pointed out, “thru-raining” the Florida Trail), chances are most all but the highest elevation (Lake Wales Ridge, Citrus, uplands of Ocala National Forest, uplands of Eglin) hiking trails are underwater somewhere along their length. Keep posted on park […]
After starting a vocal pushback in the media some five years ago against Marion County commissoner Randy Harris wanting to sell a county park to a developer … which led to the formation of a Friends group that carried the banner and fought for the park (bought with Pennies for Parks money from taxpayers!) to […]
Now here’s an ambitious project to see Florida by land and sea. The expedition team plans to follow the route of the new Florida Circumnavigational Trail under development, kayaking along the Florida Coast from Fort Clinch State Park at Fernandina Beach to Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola. They’ll then put on the backpacks and […]