12: Dan ‘Chopsticks’ Munsell

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So it ends. I arrived at Fort Pickens this evening just as the sun slipped below the horizon. Ending my NOBO thru and setting a new self supported fastest known time (FKT) of the Florida National Scenic Trail. 24 days 11 hours 45 minutes. I left the southern terminus on Feb 2 at 7:00am EST and arrived at Fort Pickens Feb 26 at 5:45pm CST. I've added one hour to my time in order to account for the time zone change. Chasing this FKT was an amazing, often surreal, experience. The memories I'll carry from this Feb will certainly last a lifetime. At the moment I'm pretty exhausted and looking forward to a bed and shower. Two things I've been without from one end of the trail to the other. Many thanks to all who cheered me on along the way. It meant a lot! #floridatrail #thruhike #fkt

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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+@dan_munsell on Instagram
+Jupiter’s Podcast Episode

11: Out on the Trail | Stories from the Florida Trail

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I know it’s a bit early but I’m ready to jump on the Best 9 bandwagon for the year. From a whirlwind idea in late February last year to launching the podcast in May, it’s been a great first half year of sharing stories from the Florida Trail (and other Florida trails!). I’m happy there has been so much enthusiasm for the podcast and can’t wait to share more stories with you in the New Year! . I’ll be doing my best have two episodes a month instead of one during most months because so many have asked for more. I get it, a weekly show would be awesome, too! However this is really a passion project and combined with another podcast, work, family, and other hobbies, right now it has to fit in with everything else! My list of potential guests is long in my head—so many people to talk to. . Thanks, you the listener and hiker, for making this podcast successful! It’s takes more than a podcast producer to make a show succeed. . If all goes well, there will be a special mid/late month episode later this week. So keep an eye out for it! . #floridatrail #bestnine2018 #hiking #floridahikes #podcastsofinstagram #womenwhohike #womenwhopodcast #backpackermag #orangeblaze #hikefl #sheexplores #hikelikeawoman #onthetrail #trails50 #natureinspired #optoutdoors #girlswhohikefl

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Back in the early fall I put out a call for hikers to sent in short snippets about their upcoming hikes and previous hikes, or why they loved the Florida Trail. Six lovely people took the time to send in their stories to make this episode happen. Take a listen!


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Music: “Breathing” and “Everywhere” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
Where to find the participants:
+@alexfogt
+@Sunshine State Seekers
+@AngelsHikes
+@Chief_Shoeless
+@eroutside

10: Panhandle Trail Closure Updates | Adam Fryska, Panhandle Trail Program Manager (FTA)

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Along Econfina Creek in much better, non-hurricane days. (February 2011)


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Show Notes:
+Adam’s Email if you need to contact him about trail closures or issues along the panhandle section of the Florida Trail adamf@floridatrail.org
+Florida Trail Staff Bio’s
+Trail Closures and Notices on the FTA Website
+FTA Monthly Newsletter is also a valuable source of information.
+An idea of current damage via The Merm Outdoors on Instagram.
+Econfina Creek after Michael via WJHG

9: Angie ‘Shutterbug’ Vasquez | Girls Who Hike FL

Information about the Listener Episode:

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REMINDER: Ok, hikers! Here’s your chance to participate in an episode of the podcast. I would love to put together an episode for January, kicking off thru-hike season, with an episode of you, the hiker/listener. . What: a 1-3 minute snippet of you talking about your upcoming hike (of any length) on the FT, your love of the FT, or any favorite or interesting tidbit about your favorite section or trail or previous hike. You do not need to be a long distance hiker to participate. . Where: email me a voice memo to orangeblazepodcast at gmail or leave a message on my Google Voicemail 832 780 9819. . When: by December 17, 2018. . Helpful hints: write out what you want to say and practice it a couple of times before recording or calling. At the end of the message let me know how to contact you if there are any problems. That part won’t be in the episode. Feel free to share online handles for people to follow your hike if you want. And DM if you would like more information! . Hope your participate! . #floridatrail #longdistancehiking #thruhike #floridahikes #hikefl #junipersprings #juniperrun #ocalanationalforest #centralflorida #wildfl #trails50 #orangeblaze #naturalflorida #scenicflorida #hikingtrails #sheexplores #hikertrash #sleepinthedirt #paddleflorida

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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+GirlsWhoHikeFL Meetup Page
+Angie’s Instagram Account
+@GirlsWhoHikeFL on Instagram
+GHWFL Virtual Hike Challenge
+Excursions by Angel

8: Kelly ‘Frosty’ Fairbanks and Sean ‘Flattop’ Spence


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+Kelly’s Instagram
+Kelly’s Facebook
+Kelly & Sean’s AirBnB
Florida Trail Closures:
Florida Hikes! Florida Trail Guide Update Newsletter
Florida Trail Association Newsletter
Florida Trail Association Closures List
Deceased Hiker Information:
Collier Deputies Release Video of Hiker Prior to Death
New Information on Hiker Who Died In Big Cypress National Preserve
Hiker Found Dead in Big Cypress

7A: Misti ‘Ridley’ and Chris ‘Panther’ Little

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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes
Hey, it’s an episode with the show host and her husband! If you haven’t popped over to the about section of the podcast to find out more about our hike and the podcast you can read that here. Lots of good links in there in addition to the resources section where you can find links to the blog posts I wrote about our hike!

You can check out the second part to this episode here: Episode 7B

7B: Misti ‘Ridley’ and Chris ‘Panther’ Little

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The Senator, what was an estimated 3,500 year old bald cypress tree, in 2011 was a short detour off the Florida Trail in Big Tree Park. Unfortunately this tree burned down in January of 2012. I feel incredibly lucky to have seen it alive and would never have guessed it would be gone less than a year after we visited it. Lady Liberty, a slightly younger but still quite ancient bald cypress is still viewable at Big Tree Park as you pass by on your hike. . A new episode is out tomorrow! Stay tuned! . #bigtreepark #longwoodfl #exploreflorida #findyourtrail #goatworthy #exploretheoutdoors #podcastsofinstagram #orangeblaze #floridatrail #floridahikingsyndicate #floridaliving #baldcypress #hikersofinstagram #hikeflorida

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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes
See Episode 7A for the first part of this episode!

6: Amanda ‘Coldilawks’ Kincaid


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes
+The Granite Gear Groundskeepers
+Summer 2018 Issue of the Footprint Magazine: The write-up with Amanda is on page 26.

5: Abraham ‘Beast’ Christian | Rice Creek Section Leader of the Black Bear Chapter of the FTA


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes
+Black Bear Chapter of the Florida Trail Association
+Rice Creek Section Website
+Abe’s Volunteer Spotlight in the Footprint magazine
+John Weary In Memorium
+John Weary Trail Worker Award Winners

4: Madeleine ‘Suwannee Princess’ Pinaire


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes
+Madeleine’s Artist Website
+@m.pinaire on Instagram
+Finding Cross Creek: Madeleine’s Running Blog
+Finding Home: Madeleine’s article in the Footprint on page 23.