The Florida National Scenic Trail and other forest trails are part of the natural environment. Rough, uneven, and/or slippery surfaces, protruding roots, encroaching vegetation, fallen branches, mud and water, insects and other wildlife, irritating plants and other hazards may be present. Be prepared for the weather, insects, and sun protection. If you question whether a hike is within your ability, contact the Activity Leader. Paddlers must have a USCG-approved life jacket for each person and a sound-producing (whistle/horn) device on board while on the water. Bicyclers under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Level: “L” Leisurely (1-2 mph walking pace), “M” Moderately difficult (2-3 mph walking pace), “S” Strenuous (3-4+ mph walking pace)
Unless indicated all activities are open to the public and please sign up at MeetUp.com to attend. Check our Meetup site for more details, dates, meeting locations/directions, and any last-minute announcements before starting out.
Please read the GUIDELINES FOR OUTING PARTICIPANTS before signing up for an activity. This will make for a better outing experience.
JAN 3 SUN. 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – TRAIL MAINTENANCE: FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL MAINTENANCE: APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST WEST– Lop, mow, blaze and clear the Florida National Scenic Trail in the western section of the Apalachicola National Forest. Bring lunch, snacks, insect repellent, rainwear, sun protection, first aid kit and plenty of water. Tools and safety equipment provided. Expect to work until approx. 1:00 PM LIMIT 10 PEOPLE. MUST CALL OR EMAIL TO SIGN UP; if you don’t contact one of the trip leaders in advance you cannot join the work party. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Contacts: Mike Tucker (850) 545-3489, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 12 TUE. 7:00 PM – Virtual Chapter Meeting Program: Leigh Davis, Director of City of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation, to update us on the current and proposed trail projects for Leon County.
February 9 Chapter Meeting Program: Kathleen Brady, Director of Birdsong Nature Center located just over the state line in Thomasville, is a non-profit organization founded in 1986. She will discuss their mission to foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of nature and its interrelationships.