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FNST Western Corridor Hiking Series - Hike 7b

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.

Sun. Dec. 15 - Linda Dawson and Amanda Hus

Meet: Mutual Mine Campground

Time: 8:30a.

Long hike: 13 miles

Short hike: 5.5 miles to Holder Mine

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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.

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  • Arlene/Marty Winick-DYNAMIC D.

    Sounds very surreal ... love your description - felt just like I was there (in fact we did last Wednesday's hike. Look forward to next month's hiking adventure. Saw Alex, who is planning 18 & Sue Bunge 26. We chit chatted about this hike to come. Hope to see you before then. I've contacted Eddie & will be sharing site with Sue.

    December 16, 2013

  • Tom B.

    how was the weather for the hike? I backed out because I didnt want to camp through the storms. they were bad hear in Eureka.

    December 16, 2013

  • Dave A

    Linda and Gordy: You're soooo cool!

    December 15, 2013

    • linda d.

      Thanks and you too! Looking forward to more hikes with you. Isn't great that SOME girls like Guy things too?

      December 15, 2013

  • gordyhawkins

    the hiking season is upon us. keep an eye on the calendar. Look forward to meeting you guys.

    December 14, 2013

  • Mike & Linda K.

    We would like to join a hike soon to meet this club.Sorry we can't make it this time. We live in Hernando County and hope for a nearby weekend hike soon. Linda and Mike

    December 14, 2013

  • Amanda

    Thank you Gordy, for taking over as leader for this hike.
    Thank you Linda, for leading for the 1/2 out.
    I know it is going to be a beautiful day.
    Have fun everyone!
    Can't wait for my daughter to arrive Sunday!

    December 11, 2013

  • Effie D.

    This will be my first hike with the group. Not sure if I'm doing the 5.5 or the 13 mile hike. I'm looking to carpool? I'm in NPR.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Tom B.

    my plan is to camp over saturday night. so I MIGHT be on time to the hike!

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Debra W.

    Sort of interested in this. Not sure at this point...but will try be there if nothing else comes up with my family

    December 4, 2013

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  • gordyhawki­ns
    FTA Section Leader Citrus Tract, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • linda d.
    FTA Activity Leader / Section Leader for Potts Preserve,
    Event Host
  • Dave A
    FTA Member

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