Driving across Alligator Alley and through Big Cypress National Preserve last Saturday brought back memories of an earlier trip there, spring break in 2007. For that vacation we spent time camping and canoeing in Everglades National Park, but before we drove home, we took advantage of being in the area and Wayne started his quest to hike the Florida Trail.
Checking websites today (2018), it looks like “segment one” is no longer the beginning. Maybe that will change again in the future. However, it was in 2007, and on March 21st, accompanied by Jeff and Steven, and his trusty green hat, Wayne completed the first 8 of 1400 miles.
|The obligatory “here we go” photo for Mom|
|And they’re off!|
This adventure was started before this blog, but it was continued after. So far progress has been made four more times:
Segment 2 – Spring Break 2009
Segment 3 – Spring Break 2010
Segment 4 – Spring Break 2012
Segment 5 (No blog post yet – it must have been a busy summer that year!)
In case you’re interested in hiking any of this trail, here are some online resources to explore: