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 […]

Gap Point & East Slough Trails

| January 22, 2018

Gap Point & East Slough Trails

7.57 miles; St. George’s Island, FL These trails are in St. George Island State Park, which is a lovely park on the far northern end of a very long barrier island off the Florida Panhandle. They were hard walking since the entire island basically consists of very fine sugar sand, but worth the slog. The […]

High Bluff Coastal Trail

| January 16, 2018

High Bluff Coastal Trail

8.97 miles; Carrabelle, FL Wow, was I psyched when I found this trail. An almost 9-mile trail through many different kinds of habitat in a state forest? Sign me up. I had the impression this was a big trail until I Googled up a map of the state forest itself… Seems like a drop in […]

Cape San Blas Beach and Bike Path

| January 10, 2018

Cape San Blas Beach and Bike Path

5 miles; Port St. Joe, FL Today I decided to take a stroll along the beach to the “elbow” of Cape San Blas, then a slightly precarious beach walk through a lot of dead fall, and finish up with a rather boring return along a bike path. But it was right outside my door, so […]

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