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    Default Thru Hiking the Florida Trail

    Let's talk about thru hiking the FT, how many of you out there have thru hiked the trail? What's been your overall experience?
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    Flat hot and boring! Pine trees palmettos and sand!
    E-Z---"from sea to shining sea''

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrc237 View Post
    Flat hot and boring! Pine trees palmettos and sand!
    Have you hiked the whole FT? I haven't, but I've hiked enough of it to know it's not all like that.
    Yep, it's pretty much flat, but that's not necessarily a bad thing..!
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    You might enjoy "Ten Million Steps" by Nimblewill Nomad, aka M.J. Eberhart. The first few chapters are his hike through Florida, on the way to Canada, via the AT.

    Nimblewill Nomad's web site

    Also, here's another WB thread that might interest you--
    Best Florida Trail Book?

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    That's a great book, I read it sometime a year or so ago, I hear Nimblewill Nomad is going to tackle the PCT this spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoo View Post
    That's a great book, I read it sometime a year or so ago, I hear Nimblewill Nomad is going to tackle the PCT this spring.
    He was near Mammoth Lakes on June 18 journal entry; here's a link.

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    Anytime yall are hiking up near the Ocala Forest section, give me a shout. I am not far and do some shuttling for the hikers out of Juniper. I am sure ready to hike some more myself....who wants to go with me?
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    We need a big get-together at some point, Ocala seems like a good place for it!
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    Haven't been to the Juniper area yet, hopefully sometime soon!

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    Im in for the gathering in Ocala I know tons of cool trails through that area.. Grown an Raised in Lakeland, Live in Bradenton Beach now.. Hey Croom has some nice trails away from the dirt bikes.. But Ocala is a really nice forest once you get away from the Clear Cut areas there is some nice trails..

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    Hey whaoo email me richardchard2@aol.com or richardchard1@hotmail lets keep in touch..

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    WAHOO...I just put together a big get together this last fall. Sorry you missed it. I cooked up some good grub for everybody...Ask Slow...he loved it...

    We can hit it again...I would love to.
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    Bumpjumper - did you have a lot of folks show up last fall? Where was it at?
    Notorious Tic - I live on the edge of the Croom trails(Hog Island, Iron Bridge, etc.), about 10 minutes away. But I usually hit the trail at Tucker Hill near Brooksville when I'm out there.
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    Let's do it!!
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    We need to start planning this thing out and get the most people we can to show up!
    Maybe we can do a hike, camp, and a gear swap or sale as well.
    Give me a holler here on Whiteblaze or email me - wahoohiker at gmail.com
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    I'd be interested!

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    My experiences with the FT was sooo positive. Covered 1000 miles...just 100 to go (mostly around Avon bombing range and just Billy swamp/Seminole reserve area. Loved Ocala, Eglin, and everything inbetween. Everglades was a true treat.

    Look me up if you pass near Tallahassee.

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    I'd be interested in hiking for a week or two most anytime.

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    Im in also just lets all get together phone or via Emails an chat it out. My Email is Richardchard2@aol.com- phone 941-914-8010

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    Hey everyone I'm back from the Foothills Trail. Report forthcoming with photos. Count me in on a get together or a hike. Sounds like fun!!!
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