FNST Western Corridor Hiking Series - Hike 11b

Western Corridor Hiking Series  Hike 11b Silver Lake to Cypress Lakes Preserve

Sun. Feb. 2 - Elizabeth

Meet: Cypress Lakes Preserve TH

One hike length only: 10.25 miles

We'll shuttle to the Silver Lake TH in the Withlachoochee State Forest.  We'll begin our hike on the well-known and quite spectacular Silver Lake Trail.  The last part of this hike is through a little traveled area with EXCELLENT birding.  We had wild turkeys in front of us on the trail and saw many, many other birds on a recent trip.  This area also includes a gorgeous boardwalk style foot bridge built by a group of college students with the help of some FTA long-timers.

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, bug spray and binoculars are optional.

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

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  • Craig G.

    Elizabeth, thank you for a great hike. It was an awesome day in the company of great Hikers.

    3 · February 2, 2014

  • Ginger

    I had mentioned to a few of you that Carlton Ward, a National Geographic conservation photographer will be speaking at Tampa Prep on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6-7. I would love to see you there. The event is free. Check Carlton's photos out online and read about the Florida Wildlife Corridor project where he hiked 1000 miles in 100 days to promote the conservation of this corridor.

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • amy

      I am going to put this on my calendar and try to make it.

      February 2, 2014

    • treehouseyoga

      Unfortunately, I'll be working. Otherwise, I would be there.

      February 2, 2014

  • Ginger

    It was a great hike on a beautiful day. Elizabeth was a great leader. I look forward to joining her on future hikes. It was great meeting everybody!

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • Alma L.

    Enjoyed this hike & all the great people!

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • amy

    Had a great time today. Really enjoyed meeting everyone and spending the day with you.

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • Sandra F.

    Sorry, we got booked into a festival at the last minute. Have fun!

    January 27, 2014

  • Arlene/Marty Winick-DYNAMIC D.

    Hey Elizabeth, we ended up doing Wed. hike with Mike Nelson so I've taken Marty & I off the list. Have fun

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Wade W.

    Just to make sure I understand, we'll be meeting at 33241 ridge manor blvd, ridge manor , FL or[masked],[masked] on Google Maps. Will we be parking there and then shuttling over to Silver Lake TH? Also the hike is 10.25 miles in total? I am not familiar with the area, so I would appreciate your help and I look forward to hiking with you.

    January 26, 2014

    • treehouseyoga

      Ridge Manor Blvd and Olancha. There is a big sign: Cypress Lake Preserve. In answer to your other two questions: yep and yep.

      January 28, 2014

  • Sandra F.

    Looking forward to walking your new section of trail!

    January 20, 2014

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