Originally Posted by dragon360
Think the water had anything to do with the illness?
Florida looks to be some prime hiking areas (especially the temps) and I hope to enjoy some soon enough!
No I don't think it was due to the water. I have gotten sick form contaminated water once in the past so I am very careful to filter everything. Having said that, the lack of water may have contributed as I was pretty dehydrated by the end of the second day. I think it was mostly due to being wet, cold and very tired for most of day two. I am feeling better now but I didn't want to take a chance of pushing on and getting really sick as there would not be another place to get off the trail for about three days.
Florida has some great areas and it is very diverse landscapes north to south. Having said that, if you pick one of the pictures with pine trees and scrub bushes in it and refresh that a few hundred times you will see what most of the panhandle looks like.