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201610 October Activity Calendar

OCTOBER 2016                                                          

Saturday, October 15, 2016.  8:45 am to 11:30 am.  Hike the Caracara Preserve at CREW’s Cypress Dome Trails.   3980 CR 850 (Corkscrew Road), Immokalee, FL  34142.  Moderate hike of approximately 4 miles.  Public invited, limit of 12 people.  The Caracara Preserve includes a prairie, marsh wetlands and pine flatwoods.  At this time of year, portions of the trail are expected to be wet.  Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, a hat and maybe a change of clothes.  A walking stick comes in handy if the water gets deep.   Meet at the Cypress Dome trailhead on Corkscrew Road, approximately 14 miles east of I-75 (exit 123).  Look for the brown “CREW  Cypress Dome” sign.   Arrive by 8:45 am, the hike will depart at 9:00 am sharp. Optional: post-hike lunch at a local restaurant. Learn more about CREW at www.crewtrust.org. RSVP:   Len @ lenhannas@gmail.com

Thursday, October 20,   Alligator Ambler Monthly MeetingNOTE below: New location for Monthly Meeting! Janet Hildebrand, a member of our Alligator Ambler Chapter, will be our speaker this evening.  Janet has been hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail for eight years.  This past summer she hiked the section in Virginia from Daleville to Rockfish Gap. Janet will give a presentation on how to prepare to hike a section of the trail, including research of trail characteristics, pack, equipment, food, shelter, and access and egress from the trail.  She will also regale participants with adventures over the years; some planned, some not planned; some delightful, others maybe not so much. Our new location for our monthly meetings will be in the “fireplace” room at Perkins Pancake House in Estero, Florida. Near Miromar Outlets, 20320 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd, Estero FL 33928-7663  (239) 498-8773   I-75 to Exit 123, Corkscrew Road.  Then east on Corkscrew Road.  Left (north) onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Then right into The Shoppes at Grand Oakes.  Perkins is to the right. 6:30 pm Social, 7.00 meeting    Come early for dinner before the meeting.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:00 PM to Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:00 PM     Florida Trail Association 50th Anniversary Celebration!        Sanborn Activity and Event Center 815 South Alabama Ave, Deland, FL (Insert link to map if you can.) Get ready for the Florida Trail Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! To buy tickets visit: http://www.floridatrail.org/fta50 You must RSVP here: http://www.floridatrail.org/fta50 Clicking the Meetup.com RSVP button or “Are You Going” buttons does not register you for this event.

Sunday, October 23,  9am, Hike Estero Bay Preserve State Park, 4940 West Broadway, Estero, FL  off US 41 in Estero.   Leisure 2 1/2 to 3 mile walk through scrub and salt marsh viewing gopher tortoise’s, mangroves, fiddler crabs and flowers:  bring water, sunscreen, hat and an extra pair of shoes to change into after the walk as we will be traversing some water and mud. Please arrive 15 minutes early, departure at 9 am.  RSVP JoAnn  phone 239-495-7644  email  joannl1960@yahoo.com  or Sharon Suhar  239-357-4418  sharonsuhar@yahoo.com

201611 November Activity Calendar

NOVEMBER 2016

  Sunday, November 6, 2016.  8:45 am to 11:30 am.  Hike the CREW Wild Coffee Trail at CREW’s Cypress Dome Trails.  3980 CR 850 (Corkscrew Road).  Immokalee, FL 34142.  Moderate hike of approximately 4 miles.  Public invited, limit of 12 people.  Hike through an Oak Hammock, a Pop Ash Slough and see a beautiful Cypress Dome. The Wild Coffee Trail will be wet. At this time of year, a portion of the trail can be waist deep.  Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, a hat and maybe a change of clothes.  A walking stick comes in handy in the deep water.   Meet at the Cypress Dome trailhead on Corkscrew Road, approximately 14 miles east of I-75 (exit 123).  Look for the brown “CREW Cypress Dome” sign.  Arrive by 8:45 am, the hike will depart at 9:00 am sharp. Optional: post-hike lunch at a local restaurant. Learn more about CREW at www.crewtrust.org. RSVP:   Len @ lenhannas@gmail.com

Saturday, November 19, 2016.   8:45 am to 11:30 am.  Hike the CREW Marsh Trails, 4600 CR 850 (Corkscrew Road), Immokalee, FL  34142.  Leisure to moderate 3 to 4 mile hike.  Public invited, limit of 12 people.  Hike the Pine Flatwoods, Hammock and Pop Ash Slough trails.  Stop at the Seasonal Pond and Observation Tower to view the 5,000 acre marsh.  At this time of year, the trails are expected to be wet in some places, and the Pop Ash Slough trail will probably be muddy.  Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, a hat and maybe a change of clothes.  A walking stick comes in handy if the water gets deep.   Meet at the Marsh Trails trailhead on Corkscrew Road, approximately 18 miles east of I-75 (exit 123).  Look for the brown “CREW Marsh Trails” sign (4 miles beyond the brown “CREW Cypress Dome Trails sign).  Arrive by 8:45 am, the hike will depart at 9:00 am sharp. Optional: post-hike lunch at a local restaurant. Learn more about CREW at www.crewtrust.org. RSVP:   Len @ lenhannas@gmail.com

201701 January Activity Calendar

JANUARY 2017

Sunday, January 8, 9 am, Hike Estero Bay Preserve State Park, 4940 West Broadway, Estero, Fl  off US 41 in Estero.  Leisure 2 1/2 to 3 mile walk through scrub and salt marsh viewing gopher tortoise’s, mangroves, fiddler crabs and flowers:  bring water, sunscreen, hat and an extra pair of shoes to change into after the walk as we will be traversing some water and mud. Please arrive 15 minutes early, departure at 9 am.  RSVP JoAnn phone 239-495-7644  email  joannl1960@yahoo.com  or Sharon  239-357-4418  sharonsuhar@yahoo.com