Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Fort Drum Marsh 03.10.07
Saturday, November 25, 2006
St. Francis Hiking Trail-Hunting Season
St. Francis Hiking Trail-Pines
St. Francis Hiking Trail
11.24.06. The day after Thanksgiving 2006, Wendita & I headed out to the Ocala National Forest to hike the St. Francis Hiking Trail, 7.7 miles long. This hike included floodplain forest, hydric hammock, oak hammock, bayhead, pine flatwoods, and cabbage palm flatwoods.
This would have been a great hike, except we did not read Sandra Friend's comments about HUNTING SEASON. Yes, Wendita & I were hiking in the middle of Deer Season! We must have heard 20 shot guns fired, some too close for comfort! We had a deer within 20 yards from us, thank God the hunters were not on the other side!
Flat Island Preserve-Jeffito With Spider
50 Central Florida Hikes
Last year, someone gave Wendita & I a book of 50 Hikes In Central Florida by Sandra Friend. We are on a mission to do all 50. To date, we have completed 17 of these hikes. I only wish I had took pictures of each hike as we have seen some awesome stuff. Money sunsets, large alligators, deer, birds of prey, horses, armadillos, spiders, snakes, and wonderful oak trees just to name a few.
It amazes me that within just 30-60 minutes, we can escape the theme parks where we both live and work. After dealing with crowds all week, it is great to "get away."
We enjoy being outside and hiking - Enjoy the photos :)