EPISODE 93: OCEAN TO LAKE TRAIL

In Episode 93, John Phillips joins the show to talk about the Ocean To Lake Trail in Central Florida. This 61.4 mile spur of the Florida Trail starts at Lake Okeechobee and heads due east to Hobe Sound Beach where it ends at the Atlantic Ocean. In the show, John tells us what it’s like hiking all day in ankle deep water, about finding rest areas and campsites in the swamp, and how he frequently encountered wildlife on his hike – including poisonous snakes, stealthy alligators, and over 50 … [Read more...]

EPISODE 92: FLORIDA TRAIL (SUWANNEE RIVER)

In Episode 92, the Camel joins me in the studio to discuss the Suwannee River section of the Florida Trail which we hiked this winter. If you are not familiar with the Suwannee, it is a 246 mile river that begins in the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia and ends at the Gulf of Mexico in the northern panhandle of Florida. On our trip, we backpacked ~34 miles moving downstream and east to west on the Suwannee - from the town of White Springs to Gibson County Park. This section of the … [Read more...]

PROTECTED: BEER RUN’S LAST MINUTE FAMILY BACKPACKING TRIP

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REGGIE COZY IN HIS HAMMOCK

Reggie looks cozy in his hammock as he enjoys a cocktail and rides out a nasty thunderstorm on the Chattooga River. … [Read more...]

RIDING THE STORM OUT

The rest of our group fared much better than Phillip during a summer thunderstorm on the Chattooga River. But that might be my fault ... … [Read more...]

CHATTOOGA RIVER DOWNPOUR

3Dub (aka Phillip) and I enjoy the cover from his tarp during a heavy downpour on the Chattooga River in the summer of 2021. … [Read more...]

FLINT RIVER ROPE SWING

Nothing better than a rope swing in to the river after a long day on the Flint. … [Read more...]

PLAYA JUNQUILLAL

View at low tide of the beach at Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica … [Read more...]

AUGAS TERMALES HOT SPRINGS

Augas Termales Hot Springs in Costa Rica. A very cool suspension bridge is overhead. … [Read more...]

COCO FLOTANTE

View of the Pacific Ocean from our Coco Flotante house in Junquillal, Costa Rica. … [Read more...]