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We will mow, trim and blaze the Florida Trail through Camp Blanding. Bring gloves, loppers if you have them, sunscreen, bug repellent, plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Total miles 6. Should take us most of the day as we haven't been out there since last year. We will take breaks along the way and eat lunch by one of the beautiful lakes.
[masked] Update - COVID-19 Masks are not required, but strongly encouraged in crowded situations where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained. They are not required on the Trail.
We will meet at the pavilion south of the Little Talbot Island parking lot for our fall business meeting at 10:30 AM. From the park entrance follow the park drive to the beach parking lot (on the left.)
At completion of the meeting about 11:30 AM we will hike from the pavilion to the Trailhead for The Dune Ridge Trail and then two miles north through the maritime forest to the north end of the island where we will stop for lunch. We'll return on the beach along the dunes. The total distance will be 4.6 miles as a leisurely pace.
Bring a folding chair for the meeting and sturdy shoes, sunscreen, bug repellant, water and a lunch or snack (if you want) for the hike.
An agenda for the meeting will be provided approximately a week prior. Please send suggested motions or topics for discussion to [masked] not later than Oct 31st. Motions for discussion and vote must be submitted in advance. No motions will be accepted from the floor during the meeting. This is to permit online voting by Chapter members unable to attend.
All are welcome to attend the meeting and the hike. Only members of the Florida Trail Association may vote on Chapter business. Because of the limitations at Little Talbot our event is limited to 50 people. Also, because this is principally a meeting to conduct Chapter business if more than 50 people sign up priority will be given to Florida Trail Association Members.
We will mow, lop and Blaze the Florida Trail through Gold Head SP. Just over 5 miles. Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Bring your loppers if you have them and gloves. Sunscreen, bug spray and wear good hiking shoes.
Come camp at Rodman Campground and day hike the final sections of our previously canceled 4 part 72 mile Ocala Traverse. Canceled due to Covid 19. We will Day hike on Saturday from Lake Delancy to Rodman Campground 9.3 miles Then on Sunday finish along the cross Florida Barge canal to Buckman Lock with an easy 4.3 mile stroll.
Make your reservations now for Rodman Campground at FloridaStateParks.org Participants may be asked to help shuttle hikers. Out of courtesy to others please wear a mask during the shuttle. On the hikes bring lunch, plenty of water, sun block and appropriate clothing.
The hike will be in the middle of general gun deer hunting season so please wear something bright fluorescent if possible. No white, brown or camouflage clothing. weather.
Florida Trail sanctioned events require that you do not have to be vaccinated to attend FT events . However, you must show a negative covid result taken within 72 hours of the event or proof of vaccination.
Here is the link to upload your covid info.