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Florida - FTA's I Did A Hike

This event is led by GWH Ambassadors Christienne Adrick and Sally Uptagrafft! Registered attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike begins.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit We will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Florida Trail Association’s I Did A Hike 2019
Trail Rating: Green/Yellow (Mellow to moderate hike depending on distance, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2.5-3L of water required)
Date: Saturday, March 2
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: Approximately 11 mi. with first aid and take-out stations at Camp Branch (2.5mi), Crooked Branch (4mi), Devils Mountain (6mi), and the old 129 bridge (10mi).
Water Required: 2.5-3L
Kids: Yes
Men: Yes
Dogs: No, per FTA event rules

Permits / Passes: $20/hiker. This fee will support the efforts of the Florida Trail Association to build and maintain public hiking trails throughout the state.

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060. Register at the main gate of the Spirit of the Suwanee Campground and Music Park. We will be shuttled via bus to Jerry Branch, a Suwanee River Water Management access point to the river and trail.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhfl-official-meetup-ftas-i-did-a-hike-2019-tickets-54856387933
Password is GWHFL

***Hike Details Provided by The FTA***

The IDidAHike main event begins and ends at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and will be approximately 11 miles with first aid and take-out stations at Camp Branch (2.5 miles), Crooked Branch (4 miles), Devils Mountain (6 miles) and the old 129 bridge (10 miles). 

This time of year, dogwoods, wild Azaleas, fringe flowers and many others will be in full bloom. The hike passes high above Jerry Branch as well as Disappearing Creek, a beautiful clear creek that cuts a narrow canyon and cascades into a 25-foot wall of rock. Continuing on, hikers will cross Crooked Branch and then climbs to the highest bluff on the Suwannee River. From this perch, you may look out over the top of the trees on the opposite bank and peer down on the historic Suwannee below. Hiking down the river, the trail passes numerous rock outcrops 20 and 30 feet above the river along with beautiful white sandbars, offering great places to take a break. Near the end of the hike, participants will cross the Suwannee on the old 129 Truss bridge and have the option to visit the ruins of the historic Suwannee mineral spring before they finish.

For more info: https://www.floridatrail.org/ididahike2019/
https://www.meetup.com/NorthFloridaTrailBlazers/events/250190821/

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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