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    FL>Hidden Pond, ONF>March 20 - 22, 2020> Inaugural Florida Spring Fling

    While the temps are still good before the heat sinks in...

    It's time for some to say goodbye to the hanging season and for others time to say goodbye to the cold.

    I say welcome to another weekend in the Florida Piney Woods. The woods at Hidden Pond to be more exact. It's a beautiful spring fed pond always filled with fresh water off the Florida Trail in the Ocala National Forrest.

    This is a hike and hang location and a very primitive hang site so be prepared to hike in with all your gear. Very few folk have actually hiked out for a second trip for gear and only 1 to make a third trip. There are 3 different trailheads you can use to hike out to Hidden Pond. 2 starting on the Florida Trail and one that meets the FT so everyone will have at least a little FT time.

    Hidden Pond Short trailhead - go East for about 2 miles and turn South (right) less than a half mile to the pond. Follow path to the right into the common area. This is the shortest and straightest of the 3 trails but overgrown. Sometimes the trail seems to disappear so be alert.

    Pat's Island Trailhead - go South on the FT about 3.5 miles to the pond. Again stay to the right of the pond and into the common area. Probably the prettiest of the trails, you can really enjoy the beauty from the top of the rolling hills.

    Juniper Springs Trailhead - go North on the FT about 5.5 miles to the pond. This path leads you to the left side of the pond so continue past the sandy beach then turn left and follow path into common area. The longest of the trails, a there is little overhead coverage so have sun protection and be ready for a creek crossing.

    Come on out and join us for the inauguration to Florida's Spring Fling.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    Woohoo I think Im in. No games that weekend. I I値l try taking Liam w me.


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    Cool, it's nice to have a free weekend to get out and enjoy this awesome camping weather lately.

    1) Floridahanger- Thu-Sun, Hidden Pond Short, late afternoon
    2) blueskycat- Sat-Sun, Pat's Island, morning
    3) juanchoman- , ,
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    I知 hoping to be back if I am I知 in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    Very few folk have actually hiked out for a second trip for gear and only 1 to make a third trip.
    Hmm...

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    I’ll be shooting to head there Fri straight from work. Might only be able to swing Sat though pending family obligations... should be able to get at least one night.

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    I'm going to put in for the time and see what happens, currently working 50-60 hours a week and I could really use some time in the tree's.

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    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
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    It has surely been a weird year with hot then cold then hot then cold again. Hopefully we'll get a cold spell for the first of Spring.

    1) Floridahanger- Thu-Sun, Hidden Pond Short, late afternoon
    2) blueskycat- Sat-Sun, Pat's Island, morning
    3) juanchoman- , ,
    4) Moonshiner- , ,
    5) Ohdogg79- Fri-Sat, , afternoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshiner View Post
    I知 hoping to be back if I am I知 in.
    Hopefully you'll make it back.

    Quote Originally Posted by lilricky View Post
    Hmm...
    ..Indeed....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohdogg79 View Post
    I値l be shooting to head there Fri straight from work. Might only be able to swing Sat though pending family obligations... should be able to get at least one night.
    Spent many a 1 nighter out here. 1 night is better than none.

    Quote Originally Posted by Randonneur View Post
    I'm going to put in for the time and see what happens, currently working 50-60 hours a week and I could really use some time in the tree's.
    Yes, you do need a short break. Piney Woods time is good for the soul.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    The wife and I have this on our calendar. If all goes as planned we will be in Friday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Life Scout View Post
    The wife and I have this on our calendar. If all goes as planned we will be in Friday night.

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    I'm going to try and make it a 3 nighter by coming in Thu evening. My wife will be coming in Sat morning. She had fun last time, except the cold, and hope to repeat that.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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