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    October Green swamp Florida hike

    Hi all,
    Edhess and I went on about a 14 mile hike to Gator hole campground back on the weekend of Oct. 22. I had trouble with my camera to download the pics. This is my first thread start and trip report.
    We had great weather. Started out by the trailhead which is located near the Withlacoochee river park/campground.

    We started out and got some incorrect advice bout following a road down to pick up the FL. trail. Or we had a great time talking and just plain missed the trail. So we headed toward Sr 471 and walked down it a bit till we picked up the trailhead off of the road. It took us to the Gator Hole campsite. The trail was mainly pretty dry. There was only a couple of sections that was a little wet. Overall the trail was pretty good. The blueblazed trial taking us back to our vehicles was a bit of a pain as they created a fire break and there was a lot of post holeing in the mud. We ended up doing a loop of about 14 miles I believe it was.

    I put some of the pics in my gallery and here is my photobucket link.
    http://s1206.photobucket.com/albums/...0swamp%20hike/ .(If it works.) A lot of flowers were out . It was a nice time.Thanks
    Last edited by richtorfla; 11-16-2011 at 13:38. Reason: milage was wrong

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    Yup! The links work.

    Great pictures! Looks like a good time was had by all.

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    Great photos dude! Glad you made it out there and it's really nice to see those Florida woods again. I miss it.

    Fronkey

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    Thanks for the compliments Gumbo and Fronkey. It was a nice hike and I forgot to mention we had company. A family biked in and cooked up their dinner over a campfire which we kept going for a nice little fire that night. That area has what they call the bluffs. Maybe Edhess can fill in some of the blanks I forgot.

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    Looks like you and Ed had a great time! That's a nice looking campground there.
    I enjoyed all the good pictures. There were a lot of flowers out there!
    Mike
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    Really good to see you both out there soaking up the awesome camping weather. Great photos Rick!

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    Going to have to do that hike this season. Thanks for sharing.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Hey richtorfla,

    Very nice photos of your hike. The scenery is very different from what we have here in Newfoundland. Thanks for showing your hike.
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    Looks awfully pretty this time of year. Glad you had a good time!

    Were the skeeters bad down there? They've been annoying me for the last week or so up here.

    I look forward to meeting you in January at the Ocala hang.

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    Nice little getaway - thanks for sharing.

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