201912 December Activity Calendar

December 2019

Sunday, December 8, 9am – 1pm,  Hiking, 457 Sabal Palm Road, Naples.  The trailhead is 3.2 miles east of Collier Blvd (CR-951) on Sabal Palm Road in Picayune Strand State Fores.  Look for the trailhead sign on the right.  Lat-Long:  26.095287, 81.634100.   Hike 4.2 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 up to 12 inches in places.  Wear old tennis shoes or hiking boots.  Bring one liter of water, a light s=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. Public invited.  Limit 12 people.  Moderate difficulty.   RSVP to Carl Kepford  239-253-4255 or email  carl@tenthousandislands.net

There is no monthly meeting in December.  We will have a Holiday Dinner in place of the meeting.

Saturday, December 21.  Holiday Potluck Dinner, 5pm to 8:30 pm.  Share the holiday season with good friends.  Bring a dish to pass, your own drinks and a gift if you want to take part in the Yankee Gift Exchange.  RSVP to Janet 239-877-2039.  Janet will give you the address in Estero.

Thursday, December 31, 2019 4:00 pm to Friday, January 1, 2020.   NEW YEAR’S EVE CAMPOUT  at Mariposa, 1721 Rock Road, Naples.  Come for just the evening or camp-out with us.  Plan to come about 4pm, but you can come earlier if you want to get set up earlier.  Tents, RVs, vans welcome.  Bring a dish to share for the Saturday evening meal, bring a lawn chair, beverage of choice and camping gear.  Have dinner, gather around the campfire and ring in the New Year.  The hosts will furnish breakfast on New Year’s Day.  Public invited, Leisure activity.  RSVP to Betty Wilson 239-298-2724 wilgoson@aol.com or Chuck 239-398-3820 flswampeagle@aol.com     Please also note Carl’s bike activity on New Year’s Day.

202001 January Activity Calendar


Wednesday, January 1,  9:00am to 1:30pm.   Bird Rookery Preserve, 1295 Shady Hollow Blvd, Naples.  Off road cycling on old logging tram trail.  Bike ride on back tram trails in Bird Rookery.  Bring your “Fat Tire” bike.  The grass and sand surface is not suitable for “Road Bikes”.  Hybrids and mountain bikes only.  Bring lots of water, lunch or snacks.  There will be a 6 mile route and a 14 mile route.  Public invited.  Moderate to sever depending on length and trail conditions.  Limit 12 persons.   RSVP to Carl Kepford  239-253-4255  email  carl@tenthousandislands.net  or  Mickey Miller  239 839 3286    email hike1962@yahoo.com   

Sunday, January 5,  9:00 am.  Hike (approximately three hours).  Estero Bay Preserve State Park/ Estero River Scrub Trails 4940 W. Broadway, Estero, Fl  33928    Description:  hike 2 1/2 miles through scrubby flatwoods and muddy salt flats; observe gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, sea pursland, mangroves and wild flowers.  Wear old sneakers in case of water on the trail.

Bring plenty of water, snacks sunscreen and hat.  Meet at 9 am at parking lot at end of w broadway.
Public:  YES   Limit: 12
RSVP Joann  239-495 7644    You must RSVP to attend this event.