201801 January Activity Calendar


Sunday, January 14,  9 am to 1 pm,  Hiking.  Directions:  457 Sabal Palm Road, Naples, FL.  The trailhead is 3.2 miles East of Collier Blvd (CR-951) on Sabal Palm Road in Picayune Strand State Forest.  Look for the trailhead sign on the right.  Lat-Long: 26.095287, -81.634100

 Descripton:  Hike 3.4 miles through flat pinewoods with cypress trees in areas that are in a slightly lower elevation.  The trail will pass by a colony of endangered red cockaded woodpecker nests.  Portions of the trail may be wet so hikers should be prepared to wade in places.  Wear old tennis shoes or hiking boots.  Bring one liter of water, a light lunch or snack, bug spray, sunscreen and a change of dry socks and shoes in your car for the ride home.  Optional:  Hiking stick and binoculars.  Limit 12 people, moderate difficulty.  RSVP  Carl Kepford   Phone: 239-253-4255 email: carl@tenthousandislands.net  or Donna Hornsby  email: dhhiker13@yahoo.com


Thursday, January 18, Alligator Amblers monthly meeting  at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110.  Social gathering 6:30 pm, meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm.  Members, Sharon, Deb and Andy rafted the Colorado River and explored the Grand Canyon.  They will share their exciting experiences with us.

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