Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sabal Point Sanctuary - Longwood, FL - 3/26/2017

Sabal Point Sanctuary - Longwood, FL

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This was a very long hiking trail that is located right near where we live. It's a straight shot of 3.5 miles straight into the woods and that's when you turn around and head back. If you do the entire thing it's approx 7 miles. Unfortunately, we were not very well prepared for this hike and had to turn around after about 1.5 miles. It's very primitive, and the bugs were very strong here. Unfortunately, we forgot the bug spray and the spider webs were so thick in some places I felt like we were in constant coverage of sticky web. Therefore, before doing this hike make sure you are 100% prepared for everything. This was definitely a lesson learned for us "new hikers". BE PREPARED! But, for what we saw it was really beautiful, however, the pictures were a lot of the same, so I do apologize. It was woods, woods, woods, and more woods. 

This path is wide enough for a small truck to drive down or an ATV. We only passed by one person walking that day. It's a very secluded hidden trail. 

As I said before most of the pictures will look similar. Most of the trail was wooded, there was a small patch of water but mostly just trees.

There were some signs of old logging, which is the history of this trail. 

This is the small pond with a bench on the trail. I am not sure if there are more because we didn't make it to the end. 

About a mile in there is this old metal fence door, it's actually embedded in the tree, so it hasn't been closed in probably decades. 

At this point, we had turned around, we couldn't handle the bugs and spider webs. As stated before, we learned, BE PREPARED. 

Our daughter so sick of the bugs, and she was teething. 

This is a wonderful hike that I'd like to go back to but just not until we have more time and with more preparation. This is not for the newbie hiker, I'd say to get a few long hikes under your belt before you test this one out to try to complete. 

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