St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

| February 19, 2018

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

6 miles; Franklin County, FL St. Vincent NWR is an entire 12-mile-long island off the coast of the Florida Panhandle. This was not the only hike I’ve ever needed a boat to get to (Block Island being the other), but this trip was a heck of a lot quicker. This National Wildlife Refuge is home […]

Port City Trail in Two Parts

| February 14, 2018

Port City Trail in Two Parts

8.55 miles; Port St. Joe, FL I walked this urban trail in two parts, the first on January 21st (2.31 miles) and the second part on February 14th (6.24 miles). Part 1, Port St. Joe Marina to the Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boulevard trailhead—Another adventure in urban hiking, this 4-mile trail runs through Port St. Joe, […]

Cape San Blas Beach Walk with Company

| February 8, 2018

Cape San Blas Beach Walk with Company

4.45 miles; Port St. Joe, FL Some friends came down to Florida to stay with us, and this morning we went for a long beach walk. So interesting! There was a big storm last night, and lots of stuff washed up on the beach, including tons of jellyfish and something called “sea pork.” My friend […]

Florida Trail—Cathedral of Palms and Shepherd Spring

| January 30, 2018

Florida Trail—Cathedral of Palms and Shepherd Spring

6.8 miles; Carrabelle, FL This was an awesome hike… for about 1/2 of the total distance. It was on the vast St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge, and as I’ve mentioned before, Florida parks and state forests are all criss-crossed with old logging roads. About half of this hike was on said roads. Not bad walking, […]

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve

| January 29, 2018

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve

8.9 miles; Port St. Joe, FL This is the main preserve, as opposed to the smaller part I did earlier this month. This is a really large area. I could easily have done another 3 or 4 miles through here. And it was very cool—so many tracks: deer, possums, raccoons, coyotes…even pigs!  This whole preserve […]

St. Joseph Peninsula SP Wilderness Trail

| January 25, 2018

St. Joseph Peninsula SP Wilderness Trail

7.93 miles; Port St. Joe, FL Eight miles hiked, and I didn’t even get to finish. The entire out-and-back trail is 8 miles one way. I got to about the 4-mile mark, and while I felt as though I could keep going, I also knew I was going to regret doing even this much in […]

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