Western Corridor Hiking Series Hike 7 Inverness to Mutual Mine
This hike brings us into one of the many areas along the Western Corridor of the Florida National Scenic Trail maintained by the Suncoast Chapter. The Citrus Tract of the Withlachoochee State Forest features hills, sinks, limestone caves, hammocks and pine forests. This area is home to all manner of wildlife including deer, quail and a dense population of red-cockaded woodpeckers. The Citrus Tract has the largest population of red-cockaded woodpeckers in peninsular Florida. There are forty-eight clusters of woodpeckers in the forest. The forest is upland sandhill scrub, oak thickets, sand pine and longleaf pine. See info and nesting map here.
Wed. Dec. 11 - Linda Dawson and Elizabeth Holland
Meet: Mutual Mine Campground
Long hike: 13 miles
Short hike: 5.5 miles to Holder Mine
Carpooling: If you would like to carpool, please post as a comment
We'll meet at the Mutual Mine Campground and shuttle to the start of the hike at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness. We'll need to know whether you'll be hiking 13 miles or 5.5 miles when you arrive - to do a proper shuttle. Be prompt.
What to Bring:--> 2 liters or quarts of water. Lunch and snacks. The water is not a guideline. It is a requirement for this hike. Snacks and Lunch. Sunscreen is optional.