Backpacking skills are survival skills. Use your knowledge and gear to make personal preparations for hurricane season power loss and evacuations in Florida.
Archives for September 2017
Did Hurricane Irma make it impossible to live at home? If you have camping gear and time, here are some options that Florida State Parks has shared, including a limited amount of free camping for impacted families.
As a thank you from the state of Florida, first responders (including lineworkers) who worked on support statewide during and after Hurricane Irma are eligible for a free annual Florida State Parks pass with proof of their service.
A comprehensive list of closures of and damage to parks, trails, and public campgrounds throughout Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
September 30 is National Public Lands Day, celebrated around the USA as a day to give back to our parks and trails. Admission to federal lands is free for the day. Show up and lend a hand!
Between Madison and Marianna and across Wakulla County, explore a colorful collection of natural springs for swimming and snorkeling, all within an hour of Tallahassee.
In 2007, a group of senior hikers made Florida hiking history by successfully completing a backpacking trip from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico via backroads, the Florida Trail, and the Withlacoochee Bay Trail. All were over age 80.