Fisheating Creek Sub-Chapter Activities 2017

Fisheating Creek Sub-Chapter: Activities  2017
Check Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/groups/fisheatingcreekfta/
Or Florida Trail Calendar: https://www.floridatrail.org/
Contact: Deanna Filkins at 863-234-8181 (cell/text) or dkfilkins@aol.com
Margaret England mlelighthouse863@gmail.com or 863-517-0202 (cell/text)

Postponed: (prairie trails too wet)  Kissimmee Prairie State Park  & Campground Camping (RV or Tent)  or Day Hikes: Information TBA

Start Friday at  6:30 P.M.___      End: at AFTER DAY HIKE _____  WE CAN DO A DAY HIKE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

About:  These 54,000 acres preserve protects the largest remaining stretch of Florida dry prairie, home to an array of endangered plants and animals. While driving the five-mile-long road into the preserve, visitors can enjoy sweeping vistas of grasslands reminiscent of the Great Plains of the Midwest.

Location: 33104 NW 192nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972

From Okeechobee Take Hwy 441 north approximately 15 miles Turn left (west) on CR 724 After 13 miles, turn right (north) onto Peavine Trail
Stay on Peavine Trail 5 miles Preserve Entrance straight ahead
Campground is 5 miles from the front entrance Please remember–the speed limit is 25 mph. Visitors using GPS or internet mapping programs from Hwy 441 or Hwy 98, please follow the brown state park signs.

Chapter: Fisheating Creek

Leader/s:  Margaret England, Shellie Johnson, Diane Walker

 

November 4: Saturday Full Moon Hike Ft. Center

About:  MEET THERE AT 4:30 TO POSSIBLE ENJOYMENT OF THE FLORIDA SUN FLOWERS.

Location: US 27 in Moore Haven, follow SR 78 east to Lakeport. Look for the turnoff for Banana Grove Road on the north side of the road, between two branches of Fisheating Creek. There is a sign at the entrance “Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area.” Follow the unpaved road for about a mile to reach the trailhead parking area on the left

Chapter: Fisheating Creek

Leader/s:  DEANNA FILKINS & CO-LEADER IN TRAINING

 

November 11-12: Backpacking at Hickory Hammock

About: Hickory Hammock carpool Highlands CountyMeet at Barron Park, LaBelle a 7:30 am or meet at Hickory Hammock at 8:30 am. Bring WHAT YOU NEED TO SPEND THE NIGHT AT THE PRIMITIVE CAMPSITE.  THIS INCLUDES WATER FOR BOTH DAYS..For information contact: Deanna Filkins at 863-234-8181 or dkfilkins@aol.com -

Location: The original trailhead is a dirt parking area along US 98 west of the Kissimmee River, 1 mile west of the Istokpoga Canal, and 27 miles west of the junction of SR 70 and US 98 in Okeechobee. It’s where the 0.2 mile blue-blazed trail starts

Chapter: Fisheating Creek

Leader/s: Deanna Filkins & CO-LEADER IN TRAINING

 

November 19-24, 2017

The 26th annual Big “O” hike will be held from November 19 to November 24, 2017. There will be six days of hiking around or near Lake Okeechobee. Camping and afternoon activities will be centered at the KOA Kampground in Okeechobee, FL with shared daily transportation from the campgrounds to the beginning of each day’s hike. The first 25 Big “O”s included approximately 73,500 miles of individual hiking,  great friendships, fabulous afternoons in relaxing camaraderie, some sunburn, chattering teeth,  and more than a few blisters.  Make your plans now to help us celebrate our 26th anniversary Thanksgiving week, November 19 -24,2017, with hikes on the dikes. 

Chapter: Loxahatchee Chapter

If you have further questions, email Roy Moore (shotgun.mgc@gmail.com)

 

November 30:  Thursday 7 pm Meeting  @ Carlson United Methodist Church  in Annex (House behind church facing Riverview Drive)  310 Campbell Street LaBelle, FL 33935  Program: Colorado River in the Grand Canyon by Mary Giddens.

 

December 2: Saturday Full Moon Hike at STA 5/6

About: Carpool from Barron Park, LaBelle at 3:30 pm or meet at STA 5/6 Public Access Parking Lot at 5pm.

Location:  STA 5/6 Public Access Parking lot at east end of Deer Fence Canal Road located 3 miles north of the 833/835 intersection.

Chapter: Fisheating Creek

Leader/s:  Deanna Filkins, Margaret England, and Co-Leaders in Training

December:  No Monthly  Meeting 

 

December 30, 31, January 1 Backpacking at Arbuckle Cree WMA

About:

Location: US 27 to Frostproof..Take SR 17 into Frostproof, turn right on to T.S. Wilson Road, than right Lake Arbuckle Road, right on to Rucks Diary Road.  Trail head on left just after the bridge.

Chapter:  Fisheating Creek

Leader/s:  Deanna Filkins, Roy Riggs, and Bill Roy  plus C0 LEADER IN TRAINING

 

January 1, 2018: New Year’s Day Hike at Hickey Mitigation Park 9:00 am – 2pm

About: New Year’s Day Hike at Hickey’s Creek: Carpool from Barron Park at 8:30 am or meet at Hickey’s Creek Parking lot at 9am

Location: 17980 Palm Beach Blvd.  Alva, FL 33920

Chapter: Fisheating Creek

Leader/s: Margaret England and Co-leader in training

 

January 6: Saturday 11 am Annual Meeting @ Bob Mason Park on CR 78 LaBelle Covered Dish Lunch.  Bring dish to share and kayaks, canoes or fishing gear.

 

January 24 :  Thursday 7 pm Meeting  @ Carlson United Methodist Church  in Annex (House behind church facing Riverview Drive)  310 Campbell Street LaBelle, FL 33935  Program: Appalachian Trail Gear by Stephen Nisbet.

 February Meeting: Cancelled    Enjoy Swamp Cabbage Activities

 March 22:  Thursday 7 pm Meeting  @ Carlson United Methodist Church  in Annex (House behind church facing Riverview Drive)  310 Campbell Street LaBelle, FL 33935  Program: Alaska by Shellie Johnson

 April 25:  Thursday 7 pm Meeting @ Carlson United Methodist Church  in Annex (House behind church facing Riverview Drive)  310 Campbell Street LaBelle, FL 33935 

 May 12: Saturday Tar Flower Hike at Hickey Creek Mitigation Park

About:    SEE THE BEAUTIFUL TAR FLOWERS

Location: 17980 Palm Beach Blvd.  Alva, FL 33920

Chapter: Fisheating Creek

Leader/s: Deanna Filkins and

 

 

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