With over 1300 miles of orange blazed trail, the Florida Trail traverses diverse habitats throughout the state of Florida and is visited by thru-hikers and section hikers, trail maintainers and volunteers, and day hikers and casual use visitors. These are the stories of the Florida Trail.
56. Conservation Compatible Forestry at Wetland Preserve | Ben Williams
Ben and Louann Williams are Floridians with a deep connection to the land and water in North Florida. After decades in the fisheries industry on the St. Johns River, they began purchasing and conserving land in North Florida with the goal to protect the waterways they loved so much. One mile of the Florida Trail traverses their property in Putnam county, adjacent to Rice Creek Conservation Area.
55. Getting Uncomfortable on the Florida Trail | Rob & Kelley Wimp
Rob and Kelley Wimp are full-time RV travelers, working and living from the road. In 2020, Rob completed a thru-hike of the Florida Trail.
54. Optimizing Your On Trail Nutrition | Aaron Owens Mayhew, Backcountry Foodie
Aaron Owens Mayhew is a registered dietician and ultralight backpacker with 20 years of experience as a hiker and nutrition expert.
53. Tenacity & Freedom on the Florida Trail | Kyle ‘Mayor’ Rohrig
Kyle 'Mayor' Rohrig thru-hiked the Florida Trail in 2019 with his blind Shiba Inu dog, Katana. With a lot of perseverence they both finished the FT at Fort Pickens.
52. An Introduction to Big Cypress National Preserve | Lisa Andrews, BCNP Outreach/Education Coordinator
Park Ranger Lisa Andrews is Outreach and Education Coordinator with Big Cypress National Preserve. She talks about the history and ecology of BCNP.
51. Saving Split Oak Forest | Valerie Anderson
Split Oak Forest WEA is a tract of conservation land in central Florida under threat of development. Valerie Anderson joins the podcast to talk about the issues and about the property itself.
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So glad to have found this podcast dedicated to the Florida Trail. I’m a basic occasional day hiker and live vicariously through other hiker’s stories. I’ve gotten great tips and enjoy the local storytelling. Misti is a great host, some guests are more interesting than others, but overall one of my top podcasts.
It’s so funny to stumble upon this podcast now and to listen to the big cypress podcast after completing it brings back those fresh smells and feelings. Funny to see this produced on Jan 3rd when I made my backpack through on Jan 8th lol. Keep up the good work!
Misti brings the Florida Trail to all of us!
I love Misti’s passion for the FT and the knowledge and inspiration both her and her guests share with listeners. Glad I found this pod!