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6th Annual Flower Hike on Upper Econfina

***There is still a waiting list for this hike. Please remember to change your RSVP if you will NOT be attending, so that someone else may have the opportunity to go...

Join Econfina Section Leader, Mary Thurman, Saturday, March 30, 2013 for our 6th Annual Flower Hike on Upper Econfina. This hike acknowledges and rewards its trail maintainers during the most beautiful time of year with blooming Azaleas and Mountain Laurel, just to name a few of the wildflowers we may see.

We will meet at the Scotts Road trailhead, just off of HWY 231 north of Fountain, at 9:00am. Those of you wishing to carpool from the Winn Dixie in Lynn Haven may wish to meet at 8:00. (Due to the large number of hikers we will have for this activity, Water Management has asked us to carpool as much as possible to avoid any parking issues at the trailhead.)

After a brief safety talk, we will hike in from Scotts Rd approximately 4 miles, have lunch, and then return to our vehicles, making this an 8 mile hike. There will be no shuttling of cars. If you prefer a longer or shorter trip, get with either myself or Ron Peterson and we will try to work out a trip that better meets your needs.

Bring bug spray, sunblock, lunch and plenty of water as this is an all-day hiking activity. DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERAS!!! This is a hike that is sure to please the senses. Also, any ‘wildflower field guides’ you may have would certainly be useful.

Please wear orange as this hike will be during ‘Spring Turkey’ hunting season. We will want to stay on or close to the trail to minimize any conflicts with the hunters that also use this beautiful area.

Space is limited so get your RSVP in early as this hike may fill up fast.

*Activity Leaders: Please use the comment box when you RSVP to let me know for sure if you want to help. This will tell me how many Co-Leaders we will have for this hike.

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  • Buz L.

    The flowers that were blooming in force. were sweet pinxter azaleas (rhododendron canescens)...grows in acid sandy soils along stream and swamp margins in north FL

    March 31, 2013

    • Shirley Jones H.

      Mary I didn't think we did. I thought that's why you pulled out the books.

      April 1, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      Yeah but then Ron Houser told us when we ran into them... Sorry, thought you heard :(

      April 1, 2013

  • Richard W.

    I thought I changed my RSVP to NO a couple of days ago. Sorry! Have committed to other projects that day.

    March 29, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      Enjoy your day! See you guys soon. Coming to gear night?

      March 30, 2013

  • Kim T.

    I'll just plan to meet at the Winn Dixie tomorrow morning:)

    March 29, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      Hi Kim. You got it girl, just throw it all in a backpack and come on! Plenty of water and snacks for sure... [masked] if you have any questions for me.

      March 30, 2013

  • Bobi B.

    Just got the word that my Mom needs me to drive her somewhere tomorrow...sorry to bail out so late...

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel last minute like this but I had some stuff come up that I can't get out of.

    March 30, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      No worries :) See y'all soon...

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sara has to work and I don't have any blaze orange so I'm gonna pass on this one instead of getting shot at! :D

    March 29, 2013

  • Kim T.

    Does anyone have an extra seat or need a ride for tomorrow morning's hike? I live in Lynn Haven.

    March 29, 2013

  • Teri R.

    minus the plus 1

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming to PC tonight and will see you all at the Winn Dixie in Lynn Haven.

    March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will be great to see you again, Janet!

      March 29, 2013

  • Lisa R.

    Steve and I would like to carpool or follow someone who knows where we're going Saturday morning. We'd be happy to drive (we can fit two more) or ride with someone else. We're coming from PC Beach.

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lisa, if you wish you can come by my house in Woodlawn at 7:30 am to follow us. See note below...

      March 29, 2013

    • Lisa R.

      Thanks, Ron. I think we'll plan to do that. See you tomorrow morning.

      March 29, 2013

  • Buz L.

    How far is Scott Road from the 20/231 intersection?

    I'll be coming from Walton Co

    March 28, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      Hi Buzz, Scott Rd should be 7 miles NORTH of 20, on the left. Follow orange blazes to the parking area. See you there :)

      March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can download a map of the Trail, that shows 20, 231, and Scott Rd, on this site. Go to More, Files, and download "Wh-Econfina Section".

      1 · March 29, 2013

  • Mirna D.

    Mary and Ron, do you want me to drive, or should i meet you Ron at Kmart and ride with you?

    March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mirna, Brenda is coming by my house with Isabella to pick me up. She can easily take 4. How about my house at 7:30 am, 206 Woodlawn Dr. Just drive into Woodlawn at light, I'm 1/4 mile in on right, #206 on mailbox. Phone[masked] if question.

      March 27, 2013

    • Mirna D.

      Thank you. I will see you then.

      March 28, 2013

  • Mary E T.

    Sat Mar 30 - 72°/56°
    Mostly Sunny
    Chance of rain: 0% Wind: SSE at 9 mph :) Its looking good weather-wise :)

    March 26, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    Sorry, but I can't make Saturday. Hope someone on the wait list can use my spot!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Marsha B

    I'm not sure if I will be back in town:(

    March 25, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      No worries, maybe next time!

      March 26, 2013

  • Heather L.

    Bringing a friend and her two well-behaved dogs

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Heather L.

    I'd like to come and bring a friend and her two well-behaved dogs. It says there is a spot but won't let me RSVP.

    March 25, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      There is probably only one spot. Jump on the waiting list for more than one spot :)

      March 25, 2013

    • Heather L.

      Ok I'm not sure how to do that

      March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not up to 8 miles yet, thought it was going to be a 6 mile hike. Have to drive to Atlanta after the hike so I am going to pass. You guys have a blast! I will change my RSVP.

    March 25, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      Thanks Linda. I love Atlanta, be safe!

      March 25, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    Wish I could join U. I lived there for many years. Enjoy!

    March 24, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Would love to join you.

    March 24, 2013

  • Shirley Y.

    I am on the waiting list for Saturday. Please remove me I am going on the Sunday hike. Looking forward to Sunday, thank you!!

    March 16, 2013

  • Rita M.

    Hi - It's great that a second hike is planned for Sunday! Thank you! Unfortunately, I Must be out of town on Sunday so can only go on Saturday- anyone want to trade days?

    March 13, 2013

    • estelle w.

      rita you can have my spot on saturday if you would like it. let me know, estelle

      March 13, 2013

    • estelle w.

      no problem rita! enjoy! i live about 15 miles from this trailhead and can visit anytime! oxox e

      March 14, 2013

  • Rita M.

    Estelle , thanks! I was on the wait list for Sat & was moved onto the 'can't wait' list for Saturday. Hope to meet you soon! Rita

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moving to the Sunday overflow

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Shirley Jones H.

    I'm sorry we won't be able to attend. We are going to do an F Troop project during that time.

    March 8, 2013

  • Mirna D.

    Mary,
    I'm interested in a longer walk. I hope you have enough request so I can start planing.

    February 21, 2013

    • Rick

      Mirna, can you co-lead with Sue? That would be great!

      1 · February 22, 2013

    • Mirna D.

      I sure can!

      February 23, 2013

  • steven r.

    I would like to help with mary's faster group.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband, Bruce is also a member of the FTA.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Lisa R.

    Steve and I would love to join in on this hike!

    February 17, 2013

    • Mary E T.

      You are most welcome to join :-)

      February 18, 2013

  • estelle w.

    i will have 1 well behaved terrier who is an experienced hiker

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Mary D.

    Spring Break for Paige. We will be away for a few days. It will be. Great hike. Watch out for the rattle snake near the trailhead.

    February 17, 2013

  • Shirley Jones H.

    You know that Charlie and I will help in any way we can!

    1 · February 17, 2013

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