May 4 - 5, Overnight Backpacking, Croom Tract Withlacoochee State Forest. This will be a laid-back, low-mileage, excellent opportunity for any beginners to get in their first overnight. So feel free to ask questions around the campfire and observe what others do for gear, packing, and technique. We'll hike the Croom loop approximately two and a half miles to the primitive camp for the night. I will do a water drop at the forest road crossing before the hike, so all hikers should bring a gallon jug with them for the cache. Since this is a late season hike, we will meetup and hike in the evening, so be at the trailhead by 5:30 for a 6:00 hike. Have $2 with you for parking. Feel free to PM me for a suggested gear list, or for some lightweight, low cost ideas so we can try and make your hike more enjoyable.