What a Difference a Week Makes—Duval Trail

| January 30, 2013

What a Difference a Week Makes—Duval Trail

3.6 miles   2.3 mph whew, much warmer this week. it was 47, not 7, when i got up this morning. unfortunately, there was still a lot of ice on the trail itself, which was also awash in meltwalter, making for a very tricky hike. and muddy; my pants were black from the knees down! […]

A Post About Hiking Without, You Know, Actual Hiking

| January 27, 2013

A Post About Hiking Without, You Know, Actual Hiking

i’ve been way too wimpy to go out in single-digit temperatures, so i’ve been working on a hiking web project instead. i’m putting together a sortable table of all my hikes in the area. once i finish, you will be able to sort by hike, state, town, or length of hike. it’s a big project, […]

Francis Carter Preserve in the Cold

| January 23, 2013

Francis Carter Preserve in the Cold

4 miles   2.4 mph when i got up this morning and it was 7-degrees at my house (WHOA!), i considered going back to bed, but this was a usual suspects hike, so i went anyway. glad i did, sort of. i mean, it was cold. but once you get going it’s not too bad. […]

Conservation Park, Panama City Beach, FL

| January 23, 2013

Conservation Park, Panama City Beach, FL

5.07 miles  3 mph “conservation” park indeed… they should have called it “resource extraction” park. the “trails” were logging roads with cute names. i walked faster than i have ever walked before, though, just to get through it and out of there. and i had a long toenail that cut another toe and i came […]

Pine Log State Forest, Ebro, FL

| January 23, 2013

Pine Log State Forest, Ebro, FL

6.74 miles   2.7 mph finally! a nice, long hike through a state forest—just what i was looking for. i’m assuming this forest gets regularly logged, as the trees were all in nice tidy rows, but it was still pretty cool. there was also plenty of evidence of regular burning, and i saw some wildlife […]

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, Florida

| January 21, 2013

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, Florida

2.85 miles   2.3 mph this is a gorgeous, pristine peninsula in florida’s central panhandle. there were not a lot of walking trails, but what there were were beautiful. i saw a lot of birds, including brown-headed nuthatches, red-bellied woodpeckers, great blue herons, egrets, snowy plovers, several kinds of seagulls, and even saw a deer, […]

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