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FNST Western Corridor Hiking Series - Hike 8

Western Corridor Hiking Series  Hike 8  Mutual Mine thru Radar Hill to Rd. 24

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.  We'll also venture into the Radar Hill area.  There is very little shade for the last 2 miles of the long hike.  You will be rewarded with great open vistas and some caves :-)

Wed. Jan. 8 - Elizabeth

Long hike: 11 miles thru Radar Hill to Rd. 24

Short hike: 7.5 miles to S. Brittle Road

Carpooling:  If you would like to carpool, please post as a comment  

We'll meet at the Lake Lindsay Store then run the shuttle and go the our starting point at the Mutual Mine TH. We'll need to know whether you'll be hiking 11 miles or 7.5 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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  • Effie D.

    We had no internet since Sunday and could not change our RSVP to a "no." So sorry.

    January 8, 2014

  • Mike N.

    I'll also have to bail. Don't know if it's because of the flu shot I got yesterday, but I feeL ROTTEN.

    January 7, 2014

  • Arlene/Marty Winick-DYNAMIC D.

    Hi Elizabeth, just too cold for Marty. Have cancelled & will do hike on Sunday with Gordy. Enjoy & dress warm everybody. Temps in 30s early morning. arlene

    January 7, 2014

    • treehouseyoga

      But you are the Canucks here....LMAO!

      1 · January 7, 2014

    • Arlene/Marty Winick-DYNAMIC D.

      Yes, but we're from SOUTHERN Ontario ... our furthest point south is on same latitude as Northern California.Also Marty has thin blood ... what can I say, you all have fun I'll look at the pix online. arl

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Nadine T.

    My guest will not be able to come, so you can add someone from the wait list.

    January 6, 2014

    • Arlene/Marty Winick-DYNAMIC D.

      Hi Nadine, just sent you an email but will also advise you here that it's just Too cold for my husband so we are canceling for today BUT are already signed up for repeat hike on Sunday & will do it then. You are welcome to come with us then if you wish. arlene

      January 7, 2014

  • Vickey E.

    This will be my first time at this location. If I use the 14351 Snow Memorial Highway address in my GPS will this take me to the correct meeting place?

    January 6, 2014

  • Nadine T.

    I have been hiking more and expect to complete the 11 miles. It will be good to hike with the group again.

    January 4, 2014

  • Lilian Jette D.

    This is a working day so I can only attend if work has not any plans for me. Don't wait for me. If I can I will be there!

    January 2, 2014

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