Backpacking Citrus Loop

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Citrus Loop Hike/Backpacking – Jan 26-28, 2018. It’s time to put your skills to the test. Trip duration will be determined by group that registers. We are limiting the group to 8 plus 1-2 guides

Spring in Florida

First Day Hike

Everyone says there are no seasons in Florida. What they don’t realize is there is no seasons for those who spend their full year in air-conditioning and never leave the comfort of their homes. The seasons – though not near as strongly identified – are still ever present. As we move from spring to summer […]

Best Beach Camping in Florida

Beach Camping Florida

Florida has dozens of great beach camping spots, and most are not crowded from June through August. You just have to know where to go, what to bring and how to survive for a few days without, heaven forbid, air-conditioning. As I tell my kids, people lived in Florida for thousands of years before AC […]

Hiking in Winter Florida

Toothpetal Orchid

Winter is not one of the “prettiest” months to hike in Florida – but the weather is perfect! If you know where to look there are small surprises everywhere! During a recent hike at Brooker Creek Headwaters Preserve we found a number of flowers in bloom. Toothpetal False Rein Orchids (Habenaria floribunda) were popping up […]