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 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 […]
These are the hiking books that have inspired us over the years to go out and plan our own adventures, as well as a recommendation for a must-read website for bibliophiles.
My new book Exploring Florida’s Botanical Wonders talks about the botanical beauty of Florida and leads you to where you can experience it yourself.
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!
Here’s my first shot at a little video tour of a trail on Florida Hikes! I just opened a YouTube account and am going to start posting virtual hikes.
The Forest Encyclopedia Network is a gateway to research papers explaining applied science on the Southern Appalachians and National Forests throughout our region.
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 […]
I’m pleased to report that Everglades National Park is now on Twitter, sharing what their staff (and wild places) are up to, including trapping Burmese pythons.