Poor Tommy from Palatka never knew what hit him! I feel sorry for the guy actually. He got lost on the way to Buck Lake in the dark and then had to deal with all of us. Pretty funny.
On another topic. What are some of the hikes in the local Buck Lake area that would be attractive to everyone? Maybe a hike from Alexander Springs to Buck Lake? This is around 7 miles and is a point to point hike. http://www.floridahikes.com/ftalexander
We would have to arrange a carpool to Alex Springs to hike back to Buck Lake. Should not be a problem.
Another possible short hike is from the Buck Lake campground to Farles Lake. This is a short 3 mile hike with the last part on a graded forest road.
There are a few other hikes possible, but these are the easiest and less complicated. Maybe we can list a variety of hikes and individual groups can make their own choices. Let us know if any of these hikes interest you.