The overall experience of hiking for something bigger than myself is what #HikeWithHeart means to me. I hike for personal enjoyment, but I also choose to hike for a good cause: raising money for charity. I’m also passionate about practicing Leave No Trace ethics so I can leave the outdoor spaces I visit a little cleaner than when I came.
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
It’s “National Read an eBook Week” so I answered it’s call in true backpacker fashion: Find the best eBooks for hikers. Discover some prime books for hikers to enjoy on and off the trail.
Get a first look at the gear I’ll be carrying as a Granite Gear Grounds Keeper. I’ll be taking Leave No Trace ethics to the next level by picking up and packing out as much trash as possible while hiking Florida’s scenic trails.
Disappearing creeks, fields full of butterflies, waterfalls and more can be found in my latest hike along the Suwannee section of the Florida Trail. I also discovered I can sleep through a firework barrage.