August brought a grand adventure along the Appalachian Trail. I’ve always wanted to hike all 2190 miles of the trail at once, but alas, I still have all these grown up responsibilities that prevent me from running off on a six or seven month long adventure. So I’ve decided to hike the trail in sections. This section took me through Hot Springs, NC up to Erwin, Tennessee, after which I skipped Virginia so I could complete the whole state of Maryland.
I’ve been back for two days, and I’m already planning my next section. But for this upcoming winter season I’ll switch gears and work on completing the Florida Trail bit by bit.
There’s so much fun stuff coming up! I’m working on something very exciting for December – a winter camp for adults! It’s like summer camp, but it’s only for grown-ups and you’re invited! We’ll have various speakers and presenters teaching us about all things camping and Florida nature. We’ll also have s’mores, chili, and banana boats (oh yum!). We’ll have three hikes to show you the various types of hikes I offer, one photo walk, a guided interpretive hike, and just a regular hike. The dates are December 8-11 and the cost is $40. Thursday will be a low key day with no activities planned, so if you can only make it for the weekend, that’s okay! Sign up on Facebook here: https://fb.me/e/1DhJ9zr3o Or on Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/rh-photo-adventures/events/287337924/
Join me on October 29th in Clay Gully at Myakka State Park for this precursor to our two day backpacking trip in Early November. You’ll learn the basics of backpacking from equipment to sleeping tips and everything between. This class is appropriate for both adults and teenagers. This class and the upcoming backpacking trip are independent events and you can do one or both. Keep an eye out for the trip to be announced. There will be a limit of 8 attendees on that trip. There is no fee for this class and you don’t have to bring anything but your curiosity and a bottle of water. https://www.meetup.com/rh-photo-adventures/events/287121915/
Since I’m getting this out to you a little late this month, our first Saturday photo walk has come and gone. My friends Joni and Annmarie were kind enough to lead that hike for me as I was stuck in Ohio with Covid. We have our regular third Sunday hike coming up:
September 18th 9:00am – Guided Hike at Bird Rookery Swamp in Naples
October 1st 9:00am – First Saturday Photo Walk at Myakka State Park in Sarasota
Premium hikes will start back up October – March, dates and locations to be announced. These paid hikes help me to be able to continue offering the free hikes and your support is greatly appreciated! The cost is only $10 per participant. If there are any locations you’ve been hoping to see featured, feel free to reach out and I’ll see what I can do!
See you on the trails!