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June 25, 2016

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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

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