Black Creek Ravine Hike

Black Creek Ravine Conservation Area is a trail system with about 10 miles worth of hiking all together, but sadly we only had time for 5 miles of it. We definitely got a late start on this one, but at the same time it was nice to hike while the sun set and the temperature dropped a little. February in Florida is supposed to be the coldest time of the year, but apparently not this year.

Bayard Conservation Area

Bayard Conservation Area is a nature preserve in Green Cove Springs with about 10 miles worth of trails — all 10 of which we walked yesterday. I’m pretty impressed that we were able to do 10 miles in one sitting (er, walking?), but man. That definitely wore me down, especially given that the entire area consists mostly of pine trees, and pine trees are REALLY not good for shade. There was not a single cloud in the sky all day, and towards the end the only thing that kept me upright was the cool breeze coming off the St. Johns River.

O’Leno State Park

There are multiple trails to take in O’Leno State Park, and they all connect, so I can’t tell you exactly how long your trip will be if you decide to go hiking out here. I usually reference AllTrails before I go anywhere to hike, so I was expecting a 6.5 mile trip, but once you get out here it gets sort of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-y so the final total ended up being 8 miles for us.

National Parks Off-Season Travel Guide

[Via US National Parks in the Off Season — The Wholesome Hiker]

Hello everyone! Today I thought I’d share a helpful piece of information regarding the National Parks. This little graph is so cool! It shows you the least crowded times to visit each Park. Here’s the link https://www.alamo.com/en_US/car-rental/scenic-route/travel-guides/best-national-parks-to-visit-in-winter-off-season.html?mcid=paidsocial:242 The only question now is “Which one should you visit?” I don’t know but I bet they’re all […]