Are you a current member of The Florida Trail Association? If not, please consider joining and supporting our organization. Some of our events will be offered only to FTA members.
Please tell us a bit about your level of hiking experience. Are you capable of walking five or more miles at a moderate pace without assistance?
Not very experienced. I just hiked in the mountains for 2 half days in Europe recently and loved it.
The Mission of the Florida Trail Association is to provide opportunities to hike, engage in the outdoors and participate in environmental education and contribute to volunteer work in a safe and fun environment- are you able to follow this Mission?
No answer yet
Do you understand that our group's purpose is to organize hiking events & promote hiking, and it is not a social networking or dating group?
Are you willing to RSVP? The group leader needs to know if you are coming or not.
We are the North Florida Trailblazers, the local chapter of the Florida Trail Association (FTA). Our main purpose is to build and maintain sections of the Florida Trail (FT) in our chapter's area. Sections are located in the Osceola National Forest, along the Suwannee River near White Springs, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park and Camp Blanding. When we are not working on the FT, we organize day hikes, backpacking, paddling, and other outdoor activities. We have chapter meetings, social events and other activities to promote hiking. We are using Meetup to reach people interested in hiking.
The FT, a 1300 mile trail that runs the length of Florida, is part of the National Scenic Trails system (includes the AT and the Continental Divide, for example). The FT is developed, maintained, protected and promoted by the FTA and its public and private partners.
We are not a social networking or dating group. We are here to support and maintain the FT and to promote hiking in general. But if you enjoy hiking and outdoors activities, you will certainly meet people with shared interests.
NOTE: Registration on this Meetup does not make you a member of the FTA. Some of our events will be offered only to FTA members. Go to www.floridatrail.org to join the FTA and learn more about our organization.