EDIT: THE CORRECT DATES FOR THIS HIKE ARE APRIL 5 - 7, 2013. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.
My approach to this one is to pack as light as possible and leave the Dutch ovens at home! This would be a circuit hike of the Arbuckle tract at Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, near Frostproof, FL.
We can park on School Bus road near the bridge over Livingston Creek (the usual spot). I will arrive Friday afternoon around 4:00 PM.
Depending upon how many people want to go, we could do one of two things. If just a few are interested, we could make Friday night's camp by the Lakeside campsite (Lake Arbuckle) and Saturday night at Grave Island, these being the smaller sites. If there's a gang of us we can camp the first night at Sherper hang spot and the second night at Isabell Creek campsite.
So, Friday afternoon we hike to the 1st campsite. Saturday morning we break camp and hike to our 2nd campsite. I will stick to the scenic trails with a definite stop by the old cypress trees and another one at Lake Godwin to cool our toes and probably eat lunch. Sunday, we hike out to the cars via the new hiker bridge over Livingston Creek.
Basically we are hiking from one watering source to another (can you say "Happy Camper") so bring your filters but leave the gallon jugs at home.
Let's see how many hikers we have and then we will make the final pick on whether we need the larger sites or can use the smaller ones.