One person CAN make an enormous difference. Wiley Dykes, Sr., one of the strongest and most persistent trail builders of the past 40 years in the Orlando area, has died at the age of 81.
We've known many outstanding conservationists, trail builders, land managers, and explorers over the years. These articles salute their accomplishments.
A conservationist and a Floridian who truly made a difference for Florida, Ellen Peterson, founded Florida’s Sierra Club chapter in the 1970s and fought to keep Fisheating Creek open to paddlers. She leaves behind a sterling legacy for our state.
It’s tough to lose a friend, tougher when it’s someone who made an impact on your life with their friendship. A tribute to our friend Paul “Bear Bag Hanger” Guyon, from those who hiked with him.
While hiking through Mills Creek Woodlands on the Florida Trail, I came across these memorials to long time trail maintainers who have spent decades working on the trail in the Orlando area.