19th Annual Bradwell Bay Swamp Stomp

19th Annual Bradwell Bay Swamp Stomp in the Apalachicola National Forest, Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area. Slog about 8 miles on the FNST in the heart of the Apalachicola National Forest. Hike through one of the largest bay swamp forests in Florida with old-growth slash pine and black gum trees. With normal rain, expect wading ankle-to-knee deep water for over half of the hike. This hike is strenuous and may have deep mud, holes, fallen trees and cold weather. Leader: Kent Wimmer (850)[masked] or [masked]. 

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  • Kent W.

    Thanks for joining us.

    March 2, 2014

  • Kent W.

    Hello Swamp Stompers,

    I wanted to confirm that we will be having the 19th Annual Bradwell Bay Swamp Stomp tomorrow, Saturday March 1. Here is where I expect to meet folks: Park n’ Ride, 7:45 AM
    Kent Wimmer
    Karen Berkley
    Andrew Maurey plus 4
    Jim Wilgenbusches plus 3
    Al Ingle

    Hardee's in Crawfordville at 8:30
    Alicia Frew
    Tony Nassif

    Monkey Creek at 9:00
    Mary McKinley plus 4?

    Please let me know if your plans changed or are planning to join us at a different location than noted above.

    There is a description of the Wilderness Area and a map you can download at: http://apalachee.floridatrail.org/big-bend-area-trails/apalachicola-national-forest-east/. Kent Wimmer
    [masked][masked] (home)[masked] (cell)

    February 28, 2014

  • Kent W.

    Thanks Mary. We'll see you at Monkey Creek.

    February 25, 2014

  • Mary M.

    Kent, I have just returned from our Chapter meeting. There may be 5 (including me) coming. I will update my RSVP. We will plan to see you at the Monkey Creek trailhead at 9:00.

    February 25, 2014

  • Kent W.

    Yes there is a campsite about 1 mile west of the Monkey Creek Trailhead that is under a couple of small live oaks and just east of a small slough. You can also camp at the trailhead if you want.

    February 23, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I recall a campsite under a large tree. Is this west from the trailhead and before crossing deep water (Monkey Creek?)?

    February 23, 2014

  • Kent W.

    Hello Mary,

    We'll begin this year at the Monkey Creek Trailhead and hike west. Hopefully we will be there by 9:00 AM. We look forward to having you join us.

    Kent

    February 23, 2014

  • Mary M.

    Kent, will we start the hike from the east or west side this year? I believe last year we went from west to east. I will be camping on Friday night. Thanks, Mary

    February 23, 2014

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