Wekiva Springs Hike


Travel Country organized a hike and lecture recently at Wekiva Springs State Park. The weather forecast was good plus the event was free (except the $6 to get into Wekiva), so my friend Lincoln and I joined up.

Even though I've been to Wekiva a bunch of time both at the spring and running the 5.3-mile trail - it was a great experience. Little did we know that the lecture was done by Don Philpott. Here's his resume: "Don has been writing and experiencing the great outdoors for more than 50 years. He has backpacked, climbed, canoed, ridden and skied throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, the Arctic, Australia and New Zealand. He co-founded the first environmental outdoors magazine in the UK in the 1970's and has written several books on camping, survival and the great outdoors." 

Overall we did an hour-long hike from Sand Lake parking lot to the main spring, about a 90-minute lecture and another hour to hike back. An afternoon well spent!

Saw palmettos everywhere.

Next to the main spring.

The main spring

Pine needle covered path.

Almost black alien looking trees.

Typical to any body of water in Florida (the main spring doesn't have any however or it'd be pretty sketchy).