Past Meetup

Day Hike! Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve

This Meetup is past

22 people went

Details

Parking lot for this trailhead is shared with Pinecrest Little League... In order to avoid user conflicts with the Little League parents, I am suggesting that as many of us as possible park outside the fenced area along the road. The shoulder is wide and firm. You will see my Subaru out there and will have a couple of FTA events signs. Alternatively, if a few of could meet somewhere at a nearby location and carpool over that would be helpful.

our probable counterclockwise loop.......

In search of a dry trail....

Posted 10/01...While the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Area trails continue to serve their purpose as a flood detention zone..... Alafia River Corridor is high and dry! Was kinda waiting for my hike buddy, fellow FTA activity leader to take us out here again, but..... (hint, hint)

We did this hike back in April... I had never been there before but was very pleasantly surprised.... I don't know the area as well as Lower Hillsborough but we can all learn together...

Expect 9- 10 miles... mostly shade but there will be a 1 mile section in the sun. I hope to do a scout hike the week before and will post updates. There are restrooms and water at the trailhead. Be sure of your conditioning level and ability to hike this distance. Bring 2 liters water, whatever food you need, ground cloth for sitting, any necessary personal items....

For pics, comments, and notes of our last FTA hike out here...

http://www.meetup.com/Suncoast-Florida-Trail-Hiking/events/110246052/

This activity is sponsored by the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Trail Association. There is no fee to hike and you need not be an FTA member to participate, but if you regularly enjoy our FTA activities please take a moment to learn more about us and consider becoming an FTA member.

http://www.floridatrail.org/

Lenny
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..... quote from WILLIAM BARTRAM, English botanist, commenting on Florida's astonishing natural beauty while on his journey in the 18th century exploring the southern colonies..........

"Whilst I, continually impelled by a restless spirit of curiosity, in pursuit of new productions of nature, my chief happiness consisted in tracing and admiring the infinite power, majesty, and perfection of the great Almighty Creator"