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One of the Best Outdoor Adventures! An Introduction to Backpacking in the Wilderness of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, January 19-21, 2013

November 14, 2012

Have a blast learning to backpack in a remote part of central Florida. We will learn how to carry all of our gear for two days in the remote Lake Wales Ridge State Forest in southeast 0f Polk County. This will be a cool weather trip, which means no bugs, shorter days and warmer clothes. Enjoy our fellowship around toasty campfires in the winter air.

The Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest is true Wilderness. We plan on backpacking at least 20 miles on this weekend. We will be in campsites that offer great views  of blackwater creeks and Lake Arbuckle.

Participants are expected to be in good physical condition. The leader will assist in helping you acquire gear, and has some extra gear. Techniques of backpacking and outdoor living will be taught. Limit 8 participants.

Itinerary: Meet 1pm, Saturday January 19, 2013 Paula Dockery Trail

Finish Noon, Monday January 21, 2013, Paula Dockery Trail

Who: All are welcomed, except school age kids.. Unaccompanied teens must give at least two weeks notice before the trip.

What: An equipment list will be emailed to registered participants.

Participants will be expected to carry group gear. Water purification will be provided by the leader.

The leader will provide food at a cost of  $20 for two breakfasts and two dinners. Participants will carry their own trail snacks.

Donation is highly encouraged, Usually $40 members, $60 nonmembers, for the weekend.

Contact Andy Quinn, 863-683-9600 or for more information.

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  1. abquinn23 permalink
    June 17, 2014 8:00 am

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  2. abquinn23 permalink
    January 24, 2013 5:54 am

    The wrap up blog may give you some ideas on a suitable loop and water opportunites. I use a filter and for chemical treatment a little bleach in a visine container. Use one small drop per quart. This is a long distance hiker trick!


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