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Dear Suncoast Hikers -

I'm adding this post on the 8th Annual Hike Across Marion County - a series of hikes to the north. Many of our Florida Cracker Chapter brethren are involved in these hikes. Bob Jones, an FTA section leader who many of you met during our FNST Western Corridor Series, is the contact for these hikes.

PLEASE NOTE: Any questions or requests for information on these hikes is to be made to Bob Jones - NOT here on our Meetup. This post is a courtesy for people who might be interested in theses hikes. No RSVPs.

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With the sponsorship of Munroe Regional Medical Center’s Prestige 55 Program and Marion Counties Office of Greenways and Trails, it’s time to lace up your boots for the 8th annual Hike Across Marion County with an exploration of the Florida Trail.

Special guest hiker, Micky Thomasen of the Office of Greenways and Trails.

Date Trailhead Featuring Approx Distance

February 23 Santos to Landbridge Mickey Thomason 7 miles
March 2 Landbridge to 49th Ave David Bowman 4.5 miles
March 9 49th Ave to Ross Prairie 6 miles
March 16 Ross Prairie to Pruitt Chris McKendree 7 miles

To join the group on any of these hikes, meet for an 8:30 AM departure each Saturday morning at the Santos Campground off US 441. This hike has 8:45 shuttle departure from Land Bridge trailhead for a 9:00 am hike departure from Santos. Enjoy exploring the wild places Ocala has to offer!

For more information visit the Florida Trail web site at http://www.floridatrail.org or call Bob Jones at 352-347-5716 for more details about this activity. For additional local hiking information contact the Office of Greenways and Trails at 352-236-7143

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