July 7, 2015

Getaways

Trail Guide

Chris Sherman | 5/26/2011
Trail Gear

Our low flatlands spare hikers altitude sickness, falling rocks, cliff-side perils or heavy hiking boots, but you may have to wade through tidal washes and fight thorns and swarms of insects.

Gear: Many Florida hikers prefer athletic shoes. Others like hiking boots. All recommend good socks.

Essentials: Take insect repellent and lots of water. Don't drink trail-side water without a?filter even if it looks clear.

Start early: You'll stay cool and won't get caught in the dark.

Get directions: Not all trails are well marked. Take a map and compass. Cell phones and GPS systems may not work.

Prepare: Start walking at home so your leg muscles won't be shocked.

Taking the kids: Be patient and ready to cut the trip short. A forced march is no fun.

Tags: Dining & Travel

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

John Chambers of Cisco
John Chambers of Cisco

John Chambers of Cisco explains why it's good business to treat employees like a family.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Where do you get health insurance?

  • I purchase private insurance (employer plan or self-bought)
  • I purchase insurance through exchanges (Healthcare.gov or other state exchange)
  • I am on Medicare (or Medicaid)
  • I still have no health insurance

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe