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In Search of the Lightning Bugs - Episode 3, six/seven mile hike

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What: In Search of the Lightning Bugs - Episode 3, six/seven mile hike

When: Saturday June 28, 2014 @ 6:00 P.M. Hiking daylight to dusk to dark.

Where: TILLIS HILL CAMPGROUND, Citrus Tract, Withlacoochee State Forest.

Distance: Approximately 6/7 miles, point to point

What to bring: insect repellent, moon screen, lightening bug repellent, two quarts water, snack, flashlight with new batteries; camping gear and food if you want to camp.

We will start at TILLIS HILL CAMPGROUND and end on Stage Coach Road hiking clockwise with a car shuttle back to the campground. Due to the late hour we will not be stopping for any lengthy breaks or sandwich breaks.

Camping for all who want. $20 per site, two tents allowed per site, $10 if 65+. For camping reservations call[masked] . Tell Ranger Eddie that you are with the Florida Trail Association (FTA) hike. There are hot showers.

There are several members on the wait list, so if you know you will not be able to attend, please change your RSVP status so others will have time to make plans.

If you do not have any, I will be selling 2 oz bottles of moon screen and lightning bug repellent.

Cell Phone day of hike:[masked]


1. Saturday cook-out about 4 pm, will have a grill or 2 set up for you to throw on anything you want to eat, please bring a dish to share. I'll bring some sweet corn and baked beans to share. Will also have a couple hot plates if you want to heat something up.

2. After the hike we can gather around the campfire and have beverages and bring a snack if you like.

3. Sunday breakfast about 9 am,, I'll bring the eggs, hashbrowns and bread and butter for toast,,bring something to add if you want to.

looking forward to the weekend with everyone! !

Please post if you will be joining one or more of the eating events.