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    Ocean to Lake Trail (FL) - hammocks the whole way?

    Hi Folks,

    If I take this trail at a leisurely pace (spread over 5 days), is it easy to find enough suitable trees for two hammocks? And is the trail dry the whole way (say Jan/Feb)?

    Thank you!

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    I have no answer for you, but I am seriously jealous. I came close to moving to West Palm a few years ago and did tons of research on the FT and OLT... was really looking forward to hiking them.
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    Otter, you may well have seen this site already, but, just in case, it says that there "are plenty of trees around to hang from".

    http://jupiterhikes.com/2016/05/17/e...-hiking-trail/
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    There are several Youtube vids from Zpacks to Fronkey and others that have done this trail and it seems to always be wet. There are spots of knee deep water in areas.

    With all the rain this season, it seems a hammock is the only way to go to stay up off the water in a dry bed. Hopefully you'll get a dry trail when you're ready to go.

    Good luck and make us a vid on your adventure.


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    Planning on doing this entire trail Thanksgiving weekend! I've done the first 15 or so miles westbound, and it seemed like there were plenty of places to hang a hammock.

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