Sandra Friend and John Keatley, authors of The Florida Trail Guide, will speak Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Okeeheelee Park Nature Center during the monthly meeting of the Florida Trail Association’s Loxahatchee Chapter. The presentation on hiking in Florida is free and open to the public.
Florida is a unique destination for wilderness walking, hiking, running and backpacking. Stretching 1,400 miles from the edge of the Everglades to Pensacola Beach, the Florida Trail is Florida’s own national scenic trail. It starts in a swamp and ends on a beach. Friend and Keatley will lead a visual journey on how to prepare for hiking the Florida Trail and what you’ll see along the route.