The Florida Trail

The Florida Trail began back in 1966 when one hiking enthusiast saw a need, had a dream, and dismissed all naysayers.  Jim Kern got tired of driving to other states to hike and saw a real need for a place to enjoy his outdoor pursuit in his home state.  He set out on a 160 mile hike which took him 12 days to complete, and while Forest Service officials thought he was crazy, the publicity he received from his mission and the responses from hikers from around the state is what ultimately led to the formation of the Florida Trail Association.  Jim … [Read more...]