Hiking South Florida And The Keys

Author: M. Timothy O'Keefe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762757978
Size: 31.48 MB
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Hiking South Florida and the Keys features thirty-nine of the finest trails the region has to offer, from wet cypress swamps to dry pinewood forests. Four sections—Short Family Hikes, Day and Overnight Hikes, Long Haulers, and Walking the Florida Keys—comprise this user-friendly guide. M. Timothy O’Keefe shares his top hikes in twenty-three prime areas, including Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Jonathan Dickenson State Park, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and National Key Deer Refuge. Each hike includes all the information you need to make the most of exploring South Florida and the Keys on foot. Look inside to find: • Hikes suited to every ability • Directions to the trailheads • Comprehensive trail descriptions, maps, and elevation profiles • Mile-by-mile directional cues • Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and elevation gain/loss for every featured hike • Area-specific tips on safety, hiking ethics, plants and animals, preserving the environment, and more

Hiking Central Florida

Author: M. Timothy O'Keefe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762757947
Size: 14.73 MB
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Hiking Central Florida describes thirty of the region’s best and most varied hikes, those that offer the chance to observe unspoiled, natural Florida at its finest. With terrain ranging from wet cypress swamps to dry pinewood forests, the region offers subtly striking scenery and it harbors rich diversity. Covering the area from Ocala to State Road 60 near Lake Wales and Yeehaw Junction—and also embracing the northern stretch of the Florida Trail in the Ocala National Forest and the Bulow Plantation/Bulow Creek hike on the Atlantic coast—this user-friendly guide takes you from short family hikes in places such as Canaveral National Seashore, to backpackers' delights. It provides all the information you need to make the most of exploring Central Florida by foot. Look inside to find: • Hikes suited to every ability • Directions to the trailheads • Comprehensive trail descriptions and maps • Mile-by-mile directional cues • Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for every featured hike • Area-specific tips on safety, hiking ethics, plants and animals, preserving the environment, and more

Hiking North Florida And The Panhandle

Author: M. Timothy O'Keefe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762757965
Size: 70.67 MB
Format: PDF
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Hiking North Florida and the Panhandle describes 30 hikes designed to highlight some of the best natural areas throughout the region. The hikes in this book fall into four different categories: Short Family Walks ranging from 1-3 miles, Day Hikes from 3-12 miles, Overnight Hikes with easy walks to primitive campsites and Long Haulers, true backpacking experiences that require a weekend to complete.

Explorer S Guide South Florida Includes Sarasota Naples Miami The Florida Keys Second Edition

Author: Sandra Friend
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581579020
Size: 48.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This completely revised second edition of the definitive South Florida guidebook offers coverage of Tampa, the Gulf Coast, South Beach, Miami, and the Keys. In diverse, exciting South Florida you might catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida panther in a nature preserve in the morning and visit a four-star restaurant and world-class nightclub that evening. This rich destination welcomes visitors from all over the world with its vibrant arts communities and multicultural historic sites, luxurious seaside resorts and lush forests, and some of the best fishing and diving in the United States. With cattle ranches and citrus groves all the way down to the mighty swamps of the Everglades and Big Cypress there are endless opportunities for exploration and discovery for singles, couples, and families. From eco-friendly establishments and environmental information about the region to its trendy nightlife, out-of-the-way attractions, and best beach hotels, Explorer’s Guide South Florida is a thorough introduction to an alluring place that tourists as well as locals simply shouldn’t miss. Detailed maps, an index, an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide, and helpful icons that highlight places that offer special value, are pet-, gay-, and family-friendly, and are wheelchair accessible round out this incredible resource, your perfect travel companion.

Exploring Wild South Florida

Author: Susan D. Jewell
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561645001
Size: 39.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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An insider's guide to the natural areas of south Florida, from Hobe Sound in the east and Punta Gorda in the west down to the Keys and the Dry Tortugas. Includes Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, the coral reefs of both Biscayne National Park and Pennekamp State Park, and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Corkscrew Swamp, as well as many smaller state and county parks, recreation areas, and nature centers. Includes maps and information on camping, boating, hiking, fishing, tours, etc.

Moon California Hiking

Author: Tom Stienstra
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1612383041
Size: 41.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in the Golden State, from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Including 21 new hikes and unique "best-of" lists--including Best Hikes to Waterfalls and Best Hikes to See Wildlife--Moon California Hiking leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

Hiking The Florida Trail

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813031958
Size: 56.79 MB
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The Florida Trail stretches the length and breadth of the Sunshine State, from Gulf Islands National Seashore in the panhandle to Big Cypress National Preserve less than an hour from suburban Miami. In 2006, veteran hiker and outdoorsman Johnny Molloy hiked the length of the trail in one three-month stretch. This engaging story of his journey, the first narrative account of a Florida Trail thru-hike, is peppered with outrageous and charming characters. Molloy's peanut butter thermometer and his "Five Foot Radius Theory of Camping" for tired hikers will make experienced backpackers smile knowingly. Novice hikers will find his insider tips priceless. Beginning at the southern end of the trail, less than an hour from suburban Miami, he was challenged by some of the roughest terrain he would face before making his way around Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the continental United States. Traveling north and west traversing sand pine scrub forests, he made his way up the Suwannee River, around the Big Bend into the cathedral of palms in St. Marks Refuge, through the Apalachicola National Forest, and along white sand beaches to the Alabama state line. Many may never hike the entire course of the Florida Trail, but its convenient trailheads make it easily accessible to any resident or tourist. So, start the adventure; plan your own short hike, thru-hike, or simply join Molloy without leaving the comfort of your armchair.

Hiking Florida

Author: M. Timothy O'Keefe
Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
ISBN: 9781560444671
Size: 46.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This completely revised and expanded edition features more than 50 new hikes among the 2,500 miles of trails that crisscross Florida from the Panhandle to the Keys.

Fodor S South Florida 2009

Author: Eric B. Wechter
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 1400007275
Size: 70.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions, and other valuable features. Original.