The Florida National Scenic Trail 2012 State of the Trail Report is now available for download from the USDA Forest Service.
Resources for Florida hikers, including apps, books on Florida's outdoors, land management agency information, and websites.
My friend Linda “Earthworm” Patton (of BooksForHikers.com) is planning a dream trip, cross-country, to see the national parks between Florida and the West. Lots of friends have dug up good tips for RV travel – and a rental RV is how Linda is going to get to hike in all these gorgeous places. I just […]
My dear friend Linda “eArThworm” Patton has just set up shop at www.booksforhikers.com, where she is moving and expanding her long-time Backcountry Bibliography to include many more written resources for hikers. For those not in the know, Linda’s a retired librarian and just can’t help herself. Yup, she’s got shelves, bookcases, and stacks of these […]
With the hot temperatures and sudden thunderstorms we’ve been having of late, it’s a reminder that Florida’s hiking season is NOT summertime. Granted, you can go out into the swamps of South Florida and enjoy yourself, or hit the trail in our northerly areas early, but summer doldrums are at their peak right now, with […]
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!
Soon after returning home from the AT, I spent a week upgrading the current edition of the Florida State Parks app to include several new-to-the-system parks and trails, adding fresher photos, adding links to park videos, and expanding on the amount of trail information available for each park, with links through to information on Florida […]
Interested in digging into the details of what’s going on in Florida forests and the forests of the Southeast in general? The Forest Encyclopedia Network is one of those websites you should bookmark. It’s a gateway to research papers on the Southern Appalachians, fire science in the Southeast, bioenergy resources, and all branches of the […]
Get outdoors more thanks to a partnership between Florida Hikes! and Niantic Labs at Google, bringing our trails knowledge to their location-aware Field Trip app
Thanks to a posting about Mike DeWitt’s video (see a few blogs ago), I stumbled across a website called BestHike.com. Today’s post concerns hikers lost in the jungles of French Guyana for 7 weeks. Since I’ve hiked all around the world, it’s a blast to find a site devoted to hiking everywhere and anywhere. Bookmark […]
I’m surprised I haven’t seen this message in every newspaper and outdoor-related magazine across Florida: outdoor recreation on National Lands just became affordable! In January, the Federal Government started selling a new National Public Lands Pass. It’s designed to replace the mess of passes that one person had to get to visit all the federal […]