If you’ve ever hiked along or near the St Johns River off SR 46 between Sanford and Mims, you know the landscapes are flat. Sometimes the braided river channels through this chain of lakes may have just enough elevation for an oak hammock, limbs gracefully arched over the marshy shallows. Sometimes the floodplain is a […]
Archives for April 2011
Santorini’s volcanic cone, George, as the locals call it, spewed out sulfur in fumaroles and deposited crystals of yellow, pink, and orange all over the bubbly basaltic rocks.
On a recent visit to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park – which is well off the beaten path as roads go, lying between Apalachicola and Port St. Joe at the tip of a peninsula that sweeps around to create a large, shallow bay – I watched a group of backpackers setting off on the Wilderness […]
Spending Easter with my sisters on the island of Corfu was very special for me, since it is the one place in Greece that truly goes all out with all aspects of the celebration.
Visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. On Memorial Day weekend there were still piles of snow all along the entrance road.
Today was my third visit to Sunnyhill Restoration Area, more than 4,400 acres managed by St. Johns Water Management District, and finally, I found the right entrance for a pleasant hike. The problem is, there are too many entrances to this vast preserve! On my first visit, scoping it out for the first edition of […]
In spring, hiker’s thoughts turn to the Appalachian Trail, the granddaddy of all long distance hiking trails in America. In the Smokies, you must stay in the shelters.
Driving along US 98 in Wakulla County? Don’t forget to stop and get some Florida fresh honey from the tupelo honey man.
When you’re out for a hike and you see a mushroom like this, you immediately think of gnomes. Especially when you’re hiking in the Black Forest of Germany.