The experience of hiking for something bigger than my own personal experience is what #hikewithheart means to me. I hike for charity and I’m passionate about practicing Leave No Trace ethics, so I pack out trash to leave the outdoor spaces I visit a little cleaner than when I came.
We discover animals, swim in the spring, find friends and avoid an incoming hurricane as I complete the Suwannee section of the Florida Trail during this hike with my Dad along the historic Suwannee River.
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My Florida Trail gear list equipped me to thru-hike the 63 mile Ocean to Lake trail and backpack a large section of the Florida Trail as a Granite Gear Grounds Keeper this year packing out over 50lbs of trash. I hiked through miles of water this year and was able to really enjoy the experience … Continue reading Florida Trail Gear List
My home state of Florida hosts one of our nation’s 11 national scenic trails: The Florida National Scenic Trail. The Florida Trail or “FT” is 1300+ miles of trail and runs from Big Cypress Preserve in south Florida to Fort Pickens just south of Pensacola, FL. SECTION HIKING THE FT: Ocala National Forest It’s late … Continue reading Florida Trail: Juniper Prairie Wilderness