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    Well I am almost ready. I have not packed yet, I usually perform that function the day before. I will be arriving around 10:00-11:00pm.

    We are meeting at the Lakeside Campsite? How far from the Sharpa Hang campsite location is this? Is there a side trail with a sign that I can find in the dark?

    I am looking forward to this. I just underwent a gear test today with a new addition to my gear list. Trying it out on the hike should be fun.

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    Fl>LWRSF>April 6-8, 2013 circuit hike

    Quote Originally Posted by Great White View Post
    I will be arriving around 10:00-11:00pm.

    We are meeting at the Lakeside Campsite? How far from the Sharpa Hang campsite location is this? Is there a side trail with a sign that I can find in the dark?
    Dave, I will scan a map with an alternate route to lakeside which should be appropriate for a night hike since most of it will be on dirt truck paths that are pretty much open.

    I'll PM you my cell number. Call me when you are hiking and I'll hike out to meet you.

    Can't wait to see your new gear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great White View Post
    Well I am almost ready. I have not packed yet, I usually perform that function the day before. I will be arriving around 10:00-11:00pm.

    We are meeting at the Lakeside Campsite? How far from the Sharpa Hang campsite location is this? Is there a side trail with a sign that I can find in the dark?

    I am looking forward to this. I just underwent a gear test today with a new addition to my gear list. Trying it out on the hike should be fun.
    You are in luck!! Instead of parking at the normal meeting spot just keep driving until you get to Lake Godwin road (remember where that was?) and park in the little parking spot just opposite of where you would turn onto Lake Godwin road (obviously you won't go onto Lake Godwin rd.).

    Hike down that service road (north) and stay to your right. Eventually, when you start hiking through cutthroat grass, you will be back on the FL Trail but really all you have to do is stay to the right and you'll get to the camp site. It should only take you about 20 minutes or so to get out there. Just before you get to the camp site it goes through a wetter area that the trail is a bit overgrown but you should be able to figure it out (there really isn't anywhere else to go) and if you feel lost just yell because you will be a couple hundred feet from the camp site

    If you look at the map that I posted in my first post you can see where that road is. If you continue down School Bus road on the aerial the road (School Bus rd.) is white and wide and it is scrubby on both sides of the road. It abruptly turns dark green on both sides of the road and you can barely see the road. That transition is where you will park and hike north for a little bit until you join back into the red line, curve around the swamp, and head southeast to the site. There isn't much parking at that parking spot so hopefully you will be the only one arriving late and nobody else parks there (there is maybe room for two vehicles).

    On Sunday you can get a ride or just hoof it a mile down the road to get to your car.

    Are the directions clear as mud?

    Dave

    edit: Since I have all of the routes already in Google Earth I just added the short orange trail (no relation to trail markings for the FL Trail) that you can take to get out there at night.

    Last edited by samsara; 03-31-2013 at 19:23.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great White View Post
    I am looking forward to this. I just underwent a gear test today with a new addition to my gear list. Trying it out on the hike should be fun.
    Is it a compass?
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    edit: Since I have all of the routes already in Google Earth I just added the short orange trail (no relation to trail markings for the FL Trail) that you can take to get out there at night.

    Dave,
    Thanks for this clear screen shot. It will make the perfect schedule to leave with my wife. Just a touch up with the highlighter and a legend and good-to-go...

    I will leave around noon and should be there in about 2 1/2 - 3 hours. I'll see anyone that is there around 3ish to help welcome/greet anyone else.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great White View Post
    I just underwent a gear test today with a new addition to my gear list. Trying it out on the hike should be fun.
    Hmmmm.....I'm bettin it's a chair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMouse View Post
    If we can come, and can't get there in time for bacon-wrapped dates, it's likely to just ruin my weekend!
    If you and Duffy just bring a few pounds of bacon, we can accomodate you on the wrapping for your date.
    I'm not saying...I'm just saying
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    Just let me know for sure that you're coming and I'll hold some for you. As stated this will be DIY anyway.
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