15. LP ‘Lil’ Buddha’ Kiatoukaysy

View this post on Instagram There aren’t many thru-hikers or adventurers that impress me more than, as I like to call him, the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) named Billy. It’s ironic that we still have never met on the Pacific Crest Trail or John Muir Trail, given both of our repeat offender status on […]

14. Eleni ‘Moss’ McDaniel

View this post on Instagram What a wonderful, wild weekend. Billy Goat Day is always full of surprises and new friends. We have such a good crew on the trail this year it was a real pleasure to finally match faces with names. @floridahikes #ftthruhike #floridatrail A post shared by Eleni (Mac) (@mac_eleni_moss) on Jan […]

13. Chelsey ‘Honeybee’ & Chris ‘Waterbear’ Stevens | Sunshine State Seekers

View this post on Instagram The ultimate selfie. #floridatrail #floridatrails #florida #floridatrailassociation #floridahiker #fta #hike #hikeflorida @floridatrail @floridahikingalliance @nationaltrailssystem @friendsofthefloridatrail #panoramicselfie #noselfistick A post shared by Sunshine State Seekers (@sunshinestateseekers) on Nov 24, 2018 at 8:56am PST Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere Show Notes: +Sunshine State Seekers website +@SunshineStateSeekers on Instagram +Central Florida Chapter of […]

12: Dan ‘Chopsticks’ Munsell

View this post on Instagram 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 […]

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

View this post on Instagram 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 […]

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

Along Econfina Creek in much better, non-hurricane days. (February 2011) Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere 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 […]

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

View this post on Instagram Good morning ladies! Our December Virtual Hike Challenge is up and live this morning. We want you to hike 30 miles this month but no worries if you don't because the ultimate goal is to get #outdoors so make sure to join us and get out this month to hike. […]

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

View this post on Instagram Much needed time on the trail today ❤ #fnst #optoutside A post shared by Kelly (@kellz850) on Nov 22, 2017 at 2:02pm PST View this post on Instagram Breakfast with "Sugar Rush" #ftthruhike #hikershelpinghikers #FNST #hikingtrail #crestviewfl #crackerbarrel #hikerencounter A post shared by Kelly (@kellz850) on Feb 25, 2018 at […]

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

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 […]

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

View this post on Instagram 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 […]