This group is for anyone interested in hiking around Florida. All skill levels and ages are welcome. I created this group in order to socialize with other adults and meet new people! I have pretty relaxed hikes with only a few rules:
•Only sign up for hikes you are capable of doing. I typically plan hikes averaging 5 miles so if you’ve only hiked 1 mile before you may struggle. Sometimes our pace is more leisurely, sometimes more brisk (usually dependent on the person in the front, which varies). •Be prepared to stay with the group. It’s important that you are able to keep up with the rest of the pack. If you need to leave the trail please let someone in the group know so we don’t think you’ve been eaten by a bear. •Come prepared. It’s HOT in Florida, especially summers and water is vital. Good walking shoes are a must. Also vital...bug spray (I always have extra on hand in case you forget yours and I also carry a small, basic first aid kit)! Please “beware”...you will almost always have wet/muddy shoes at the end of my hikes! Mud/water only VERY rarely will deter this group! If you are concerned about getting your shoes dirty this may not be the group for you ;) •Try to be considerate and be on time. I understand traffic can sometimes make us late which is why I ALWAYS wait ten minutes after the scheduled start time to begin the trail. •My advice...keep the sounds on your phone ON for the hike. If by chance you lose it while on the trail and we need to backtrack to look for it, it is much easier to find a ringing phone than a silent one. •We often go out to eat or for ice cream after hikes, so if you are interested in that make sure you bring some form of money. •Have fun! 😊
Also, I use Google maps to add the directions for the hikes. There is always a chance that if you are using a different service that it won’t take you to the same area that Google maps takes me. If you are lost feel free to call me at 607-379-0978. If you text I may not get it since I’m usually busy introducing myself/making sure I haven’t left anyone behind so calling is the best option :)
If you have any questions please feel free to ask!