Western Corridor Hiking Series Hike 9 41 Kiosk to Nature Center to Willow St. to Croom TH
Wed. Jan. 15 - Gordy
Short hike: 3 miles (41 Kiosk loop to Chinsegut Nature Center)
Long hike: 10 miles to Croom TH
Carpooling: If you would like to carpool, please post as a comment
From Tucker Hill we will carpool to the kiosk on the southern point on bottom of the triangle formed by US 41 and Snow Memorial Hwy (AKA CR 581/ CR 481).
FYI: At this time, on this route, the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) Western Corridor thru-hike has about 8 miles of next-to-county-road-hiking. Although in the grand scheme of things it is not that bad a walk, we will skip that road segment (we will be only 1/4 mile from where it ends), add a nature loop and then continue on the trail.
Hike: The hike will go around the three mile Chinsegut Nature Trail. The three miles is no great shakes but nice to know about as it crosses a prairie on a boardwalk, goes by a bird blind and a small sink hole - who knows, you may want to get up very early some morning to show the kids/grandkids a bird blind. We will then hike along Deer Run dirt road for a few miles before entering Perry Oldenburg Wildlife area. From Perry O we will take the trail that connects to Croom A loop and then the mile south to Tucker Hill Fire Tower.
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.