Join us for a 4 mile hike in the Withlacoochee State Forest, (D loop of the FTA trail in Citrus Tract) to view the famous Withlacoochee caves and hike past Lizzy Hart Sink.
** PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CHANGE FOR OUR HIKE! There is a time change from 1:00 PM because of predicted thunderstorms Sat. afternoon. We will now meet at 9:00 a.m. and have our hiking done by early afternoon. Sorry for the change, but we don't want to take a change on being caught in thunderstorms. When I first posted this hike, I offered a pot luck dinner and camping at my home to the participants in my hike. Jim McConnell and I realized after many people had to be put on the waiting list that we needed to try to accommodate them for the dinner/camping. CAMPING WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE FOR THE WEEKEND AT HOG ISLAND CAMPGROUND on the Withlacoochee River near Nobelton. The pot luck will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Hog Island camping area and is open to anyone from 50+ who wants to join in. There will be more hiking/bicycling/kayaking opportunities on Sunday.
Please bring a hat, sunglasses, trail snack, adequate water, and a light rain jacket for the hike Sat. We will meet at the intersection of County Rd. 480 (Stagecoach Road) and Forest Rd. 13 (large sign at intersection indicating a right turn will take you to Tillis Hill Recreation Area). DIRECTIONS FOR THE TRIP ARE BELOW:
No dogs on this hike/camping event please.
Directions to Rt. 480 from Tampa area:
Go north on I-75 and get off at Brooksville Rt. 50 exit. Go west on Rt. 50 approx. 10 miles to Brooksville. Turn right at the 2nd traffic light in town onto Rt. 41. Go north on Rt. 41 approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Snow Memorial Highway or Rt. 481. Go north on Rt. 481 about 6.5 miles to Rt. 480. (Rt. 481 turns into Rt. 581 when it crosses the Hernando/Citrus county border. It is the same road, just has a different number.) Turn left on Rt. 480 (also called Stagecoach Rd). Go west on Rt. 480 approximately 3 miles and start looking for the large wooden sign for Tillis Hill Recreation area on the right side of the road. I will have my gold Toyota pick-up truck parked at the intersection of Forest Rd. 13 and Rt. 480 where the Tillis Hill sign is. Call my cell phone number (352)[masked] if you need help finding the meeting spot.
+++PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT HAVE INTERNET AT MY HOME, SO THE ONLY WAY TO CONTACT ME AFTER FRIDAY AFTERNOON IS TO CALL MY CELL PHONE. (352) 860-3921.