I had to cancel my Florida trip for this spring/summer but I have found that I always need a goal in my life. So here’s my next goal. Paddle the Florida “Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trial”. The trail is open from September 1st thru June 30th. It is 105 miles long and setup to take 8 nights & 9 days
There is a 40 page guide which gives some great information and shows the campsites which are an average of 10 to 14 miles apart. This guide may be ordered at http://myfwc.com/viewing/recreation/wmas/lead/big-bend/paddling-trail/guide/ for $15.00. It contains information about the campsite, the route, availability of water and much more important information. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission does not allow this to be done as a solo trip.
Permits are required and the sites are limited to 8 people with no more than 4 tents. If you are interested in this trip contact me at[masked] (talk or text) so we can exchange phone numbers and emails. This will take a lot of planning so please let me know ASAP if you are interested. Due to the limited number of people allowed at each site please respond only if you are serious about making a commitment.
I will be listing this paddle with Knoxville on the Water Meetup, Hampton Roads Meetup, River Mice Meetup and on FB at the Church of the Double-Bladed Paddle page also. Dates are Nov 11 – 20 and reservations for the campsites will be made on July 16th.
Currently (7/7/16) there are 5 people signed up for this trip. Only 3 open spots left!
More information will be posted as available.
RSVP's for this meetup are closed. All spots are full.