I had a pleasant chat Wednesday night with one of my hiking heroes, M.J. Eberhart, aka Nimblewill Nomad, calling from Paradise. That’s Paradise, Michigan, and Eb is within a couple of days of completing the North Country Trail through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and swinging down into the rest of Michigan as he continues […]
Archives for May 2009
Within just a few miles of the Fort Lauderdale Airport, I-95, the Florida Turnpike, and the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, there’s a Secret Woods right under Fort Lauderdale’s nose. That’s Secret Woods Nature Center, the first-ever designated urban wilderness in Florida, established in 1978. With a little over a mile’s worth of trails […]
Years ago, I had a wonderful time hiking with a bunch of friends at Grassy Waters Preserve, a nature center with trails north and south of Northlake Blvd in northern Palm Beach County. At the time, the fellow who led the hike mentioned that plans were in the works for hiking trails to be built […]
It’s the rainy season in Florida’s tropical forests, which means a bounty of growth and the blooming of orchids – and this is the time of year for the rare ghost orchid to appear.
Three new National Scenic Trails were designated in 2009, the first since the Florida Trail was designated in 1983: the Arizona Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, and New England National Scenic Trail.