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Hillsborough River Backpacking Trip
February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
We will be hosting a 2-day, 1-night backpacking trip in one of Florida’s oldest state parks, Hillsborough River State Park. For this trip, we will meet 10:00 am on Saturday just past the Ranger Station to get checked in then drive and park in Parking Lot #2. We will then begin our hike. This will be a very easy-going, leisure backpacking trip. The total distance of hiking is approx. 3 miles (with the option of additional afternoon hikes). Once we arrive at camp, we will set up camp, build a camp fire and enjoy each other’s company. After the sun sets, we will have the opportunity to look and listen at the marvelous sights and sounds of dusk in the woods! Birds returning home to roost, crickets and frogs croaking and chirping, mystery animals calling in the distance. Admission to the park will be paid for by Hike It Florida.
Throughout this trip we will be hiking on back country trails which may be uneven and narrow in spots as well as staying in primitive campsites. The trails will pass through open prairie, pine and oak forest, sun protection is recommended. There is no water at the camp so each hiker will need to bring enough water they will need throughout the weekend (4 liters recommended)
Each hiker is responsible for all of their own gear they would need throughout the trip. Check out our suggested gear list. Shared equipment is allowed if it is agreed upon beforehand. Additional details will be emailed as the backpacking trip gets closer.
Contact us at HikeItFlorida@outlook.com for additional details and to sign up.
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