Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hiking Econlockhatchee Sandhills Conservation Area

Another great Florida day! This is a balloon trail that goes for about 3.5 miles, but we took a little detour towards the north end to go see the river.

On this trail, we saw a lot of thistle and prickly pear cactus in full bloom.  Taking the red blazes up to the yellow blaze loop, there are tortoises and armadillos, and we even saw a fox (though he was too quick and too shy for a photo).  On the final leg of the trail we found what looked like a piece of an old cannon.  Obviously, I can't be sure that's what it was but there is a lot of history in this area and we're only a few miles from Fort Christmas, which the Army built back in 1837.
Pricly Pear

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