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[ft-l] Swamp slog at Collier-Seminole
- Subject: [ft-l] Swamp slog at Collier-Seminole
- From: email@example.com (Teresa French)
- Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 19:39:00 -0500
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The Collier-Seminole Hiking Trail ranks up there with Bradwell Bay and Big
Cypress as a truly challenging slog through some of the wildest and roughest
terrain Florida has to offer.
Oh, and did I mention the benches? Seemingly incongruous on such a
route, these SCA-supplied beauties give you a chance to pull off your boots
and pour out the water-especially after that quicksand muck slough. I could
see the bench from my prone position in the mud, and I could feel it
****BENCHES??!!??? Now I KNOW I gotta get back out there!!!
If you want a real hiking challenge, head for Collier-Seminole State Park.
Check in at the ranger station to register (they will come look for you if
you don't re-emerge the same day) and to pick up a trail map. This trail is
true gem in the FTA loop trail system, best appreciated by those for a yen
****Thank you for the trip report! I really love this trail. The first
time I was going to hike it, was in a November. I called the ranger and
asked if there was water on it. She laughed and said "Uh. Yeah." So I put
it off for a year or so. The next time I went was....November (some people
never learn!). It was great! Dry at first, then occasional puddles, THEN
the swamp! For some reason, I love swamps!
****Must be the Gator in me!