Luncheon Blog

FFT Luncheon – 12.5.16

About a month ago Laura Abel, our digital-media consultant, said, “FFT.org and HTA.org are up and running.  We now have interactive websites for hikers to use.  They can register their names and e-mail addresses so that we can enroll them …

REI talk

REI Talk – 12.5.16

  On the Monday after Thanksgiving, in the early evening, I gave a program at the REI store in Jacksonville about the very first four hikes in 1966 announcing the creation of the Florida Trail. The first hike stretched from …

Warrior Hikes Guest Blog from Daniel Caballero

We are welcoming guest bloggers and are pleased to be associated with Daniel Caballero (FT Class of 2016-Warrior Hike) of Warrior Expeditions.   By: Daniel Caballero As a veteran who served as a Combat Infantryman in the U.S. Army, sometimes …

Warrior Hikes – 11.9.16

While Sean Gobin was under fire in Afghanistan, he imagined himself taking a long hike to transition from a war zone to a settled life back home. Once back in the States he followed through, bought some hiking equipment and …

An Update from Jim Kern

Lots happening, all of it good. On September 20, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a resolution at his cabinet meeting, praising the Florida Trail Association for 50 years of constructing and maintaining the Florida Trail. We have been working most …

Florida’s National Hiking Trail is at Crossroads

Carving out the Florida National Scenic Trail began in 1966, and now the hiking path from the Everglades to the western Panhandle visits springs, manatees, wetlands, alligators, white beach, turquoise ocean and bird life not seen in more famous wilderness …