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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!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpJumper View Post
    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?
    I am up in Gainesville, and do a bit of hiking in the Ocala National Forest myself. A few friends from around Florida are going to join me at Juniper Springs in Sept, for a two night stroll through the scrub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knocky View Post
    I am up in Gainesville, and do a bit of hiking in the Ocala National Forest myself. A few friends from around Florida are going to join me at Juniper Springs in Sept, for a two night stroll through the scrub.
    from Gainesville!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpJumper View Post
    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?
    That's the section I want to do. Maybe this winter. I'll give you a shout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentick18d View Post
    I justed moved to Kingsland/St Mary's just across teh border. I'll try to make a get together (I work alot of weekends).
    Hello neighbor. I live 30 minutes down the road in JAX. Have you been over to Cumberland Island yet. Pretty place.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    That's the section I want to do. Maybe this winter. I'll give you a shout.
    Winter is the best time to hike the Ocala. -- Come February the 7-70 hike is going to cross Eglin AFB. One of the prettiest hikes in FL. You should check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpJumper View Post
    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?

    I'll go anywhere you say. Just don't forget the handcuffs this time.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpJumper View Post
    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.
    What about this year...as soon as the heat of summer passes some

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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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