Ocala National Forest
Sooo, classes don’t start until Wednesday, January 19th, let’s go backpacking!
Ocala National Forest in Central Florida has about 70 miles of continuous trails that run through a mix of pine and hardwood forests, prairies, lakes, and swamps. The plan is to backpack the the majority of the length of the forest over 6 days. Here is a great resource with info about the trail http://www.floridahikes.com/florida-trail-ocala.
January 9th (Sunday): Leave Charlottesville, drive 10 hours, camp near trailhead
January 10th-15th: Hiking (Tentative mileage: 10,10,15,5,10,8 )
January 15th: Start the drive home and camp somewhere cool (near/on the beach)
January 16th (Sunday): Arrive home
What you bring:
Backpack (club can provide)
Sleeping bag and pad (club can provide)
Headlamp (club can provide)
Appropriate clothes (could drop to 30s-40s at night)
Bowl and Utensils
Capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water
Anything else important that I’ve forgotten
Space in a car
Gas up to $150 per car
$6/day/person for food
Finally, because we have to shuttle cars, the trip can’t go out unless another driver signs up. Everyone is on the waitlist at first so I can figure out logistics. Drivers will be moved off the waitlist first.