Guides for this trip
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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Fly or drive into Orlando (MCO). The best time to arrive is between around Noon-3PM. However, if you
can save a substantial amount on your flight by arriving a few hours earlier or later, then do so. If you are driving,
please let us know as soon as possible if you'd like us to make arrangements for your car.
Call 407-856-8896 for the free airport shuttle and they will take you to Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Orlando Airport, FL
5440 Forbes Place, Orlando, FL 32812
Equipment shakedown. We look through ALL your stuff and try to economize the weight
you carry while making sure you're prepared for the elements.
Go to Bass Pro Shop to get last minute equipment if necessary
Trail mix distribution
"Before" body composition measurements taken
Go out for dinner at TGI Friday's. Dinner not included in trip cost.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Second set of "before" measurements taken
All the items that you won't bring on the trail will be set aside and put in storage
Free breakfast in hotel
Shuttle to Ocala National Forest,
Juniper Springs Campground and Recreation Area,
Set up camp at Fern Sites 078 & 079
Take a half-day canoe trip
from the crystal clear, year round 70 degree Juniper Springs headwaters. Canoeing experience
helpful, but not necessary. We'll be picked up and transported back to camp.
Camp at Juniper Springs Fern sites 078 & 079
Possible bailout: Juniper Springs
Monday, January 26, 2015
Hike 9.6 miles to Farles Lake Campground.
Camp at Farles Lake Campground
Miles today: 9.6. Total Miles to date: 9.6
Possible bailout: SR 40
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hike 2.3 miles to Buck Lake Group Camp, potable water from a pump here.
Hike 3.2 miles to SR 19
Hike 3.9 miles to Alexander Springs Recreation Area, site 008 & 010
Miles today: 9.4. Total Miles to date: 19.0
Possible bailout: SR 19
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Hike 5.7 miles to a Powerline
Hike 4.8 miles to
Clearwater Lake Recreation Area and Campground
Camp at Clearwater Lake, Sites 15A & 16A
Coin-Op Showers available here
Canoe rentals available here
Miles today: 10.5. Total Miles to date: 29.5
Bailout: CR 42
Thursday, January 29, 2015
No water sources today, so fill all containers including spare ones
Hike about 8.0 miles into Seminole State Forest
Wilderness camp at unmarked site, practicing Leave No Trace ethic.
Miles today: 8.0. Total Miles to date: 37.5
Possible bailout: CR 42
Friday, January 30, 2015
Hike about 2.0 miles to Royal Trails Trailhead
Hike 2.3 road miles along SR 44 to Dead Cow Sink
Hike 3.8 miles to Black Creek Campsite.
Camp at Black Creek Campsite.
Miles today: 8.1. Total Miles to date: 45.6
Possible bailout: SR 44
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Hike 4.3 miles to SR 46
End of hike. Miles today: 4.3. Total Miles to date: 49.9
Return to Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Orlando Airport, FL
5440 Forbes Place, Orlando, FL 32812 | (407) 856-8896
End measurements taken
Go out to dinner. Awards Ceremony. Dinner not included in trip cost.
This is the official end of the trip. You are welcome to spend the night at
the hotel, however if you drove and would like to get on the road or if you flew
and would like to schedule a late flight (or a red-eye if
this is a West Coast trip) you can definitely do so.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Free Hotel Breakfast
Take Free Shuttle to Airport