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The Florida Trail - MEMBERS ONLY PRICING - Celebrating Fifty Years

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by Sandra Friend and John Keatley


It starts in a swamp, and ends on a beach. It has no mountains, but it is the most botanically diverse trail in the United States. The Florida Trail stretches 1,400 miles across two time zones in a single state. In 1966, a small group of trailblazers started painting blazes in several Florida locations to provide Floridians with a place to go backpacking. Fifty years later, the statewide Florida Trail, a ribbon of federally-protected footpath between the Big Cypress Swamp and Pensacola Beach, provides day hikers and backpackers access to an extraordinary array of Florida habitats, primitive campsites, and unique natural destinations across Florida’s public lands. This commemorative retrospective of Florida’s National Scenic Trail shares the stories of those who have played a part in building, maintaining, and experiencing this national treasure, and recounts the paralleling history of the volunteer organization created to develop the trail, the Florida Trail Association.

Foreword by Jim Kern

Founder of the Florida Trail 
Afterword by Carlos Schomaker
President of the Florida Trail Association
Edited by Linda “Earthworm” Patton
Botanical expertise by Rick Ehle
Published by Watula Press
Printed in the United States

ISBN 978-0-9898495-2-4
9×12″, 228 pages, full color
725 color images
79 black & white images
Limited edition

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