Florida Trail Association

Highlanders Chapter

Activities and Maps

We try NOT to cancel any activities, but the older we get, the more things can change.  Please check the website, or call or email the activity leader,  or call Bobbi @787-8654  to confirm events.

If you would like to receive an email about where and when some of the hikers in The Villages hike, you can subscribe to the yahoo group site:  http://groups.yahoo.com/thevillageshikingclub scroll down near the bottom and hit the subscribe button, to unsubscribe, there is also a button there.  You do not have to live in the Villages to attend these hikes.  

To all Florida Trail Members and Prospective Members:  Please be considerate of those members with sensitivities to various chemical or scented products.  Some scented products such as hair sprays, perfumes, scented deodorants, sunscreens and scented body washes can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, coughing, migraine headaches and other asthmatic type symptoms.  We ask for everyone's cooperation to accommodate other's health concerns by trying to use unscented products before attending a recreational or work hike.  If you are using a long-lasting clothing insect spray, please try to spray a few days before the event to give time to air the clothing.  We appreciate your help.

Saturday October 5, 2019  Work Hike Ocala National Forest.  FR30-HWY40. Meet before 9:00 AM in the parking lot on the west side of Highway 19 that is 2 1/2 miles north of the turn off to Alexander Springs (Highway 445). Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment.  Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  If you have further questions call or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com 787-8654.  Bring hat, gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, lunch, and lots of water (must carry two quarts).   29.073833 -81.629374 DO NOT PUBLISH
Tuesday October 8, 2019  Work Hike Seminole SF  New Trail Meet in Cassia at the Brantley Branch Road entrance before 9 AM. Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment. Bring insect spray, hats, lunch, etc. and lots of water (must carry 2 qts water). If you have further questions call or email:  Bobbi Keenan bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  787-8654  28.890749 -81.461616       DO NOT PUBLISH
Tuesday October 15, 2019  Work Hike Ocala National Forest  Farles Prairie N and S FR 22 and Buck Lake  Meet before 9:00 AM in the parking lot on the west side of Highway 19 that is 2 1/2 miles north of the turn off to Alexander Springs (Highway 445). Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment.  Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  If you have further questions call or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com 787-8654.  Bring hat, gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, lunch, and lots of water (must carry two quarts).   29.073833 -81.629374 DO NOT PUBLISH
Thursday October 17, 2019 Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:  NOTE:   DATE CHANGE:  We are meeting on the Third Thursday's throughout this year due to the conflicts with the library schedule. We are also meeting one hour earlier at 5:00 PM.   We meet at the Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street in the meeting rooms at the front of the library.  Meeting starts at 5:00 PM.  Please bring your aluminum cans to recycle in non-dripping plastic bags and a snack to share.  Open to the Public.  Program:  Scott Bisping Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission   28.811093  -81.874858 
Tuesday October 22, 2019  Work Hike Seminole SF  New Trail Meet in Cassia at the Brantley Branch Road entrance before 9 AM. Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment. Bring insect spray, hats, lunch, etc. and lots of water (must carry 2 qts water). If you have further questions call or email:  Bobbi Keenan bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  787-8654  28.890749 -81.461616       DO NOT PUBLISH
Tuesday October 29, 2019  Work Hike Seminole SF  New Trail Meet in Cassia at the Brantley Branch Road entrance before 9 AM. Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment. Bring insect spray, hats, lunch, etc. and lots of water (must carry 2 qts water). If you have further questions call or email:  Bobbi Keenan bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  787-8654  28.890749 -81.461616       DO NOT PUBLISH
Saturday November 2, 2019 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Trail, Seminole State Forest.  Meet in Cassia at the Brantley Branch Road entrance.  After the ceremony there will be optional trail hikes with shuttles provided.
Saturday November 9, 2019  Work Hike Seminole State Forest Orange and Blue Trails  Meet in Cassia at the Brantley Branch Road entrance before 9 AM. Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment. Bring insect spray, hats, lunch, etc. and lots of water (must carry 2 qts water). If you have further questions call or email:  Bobbi Keenan bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  787-8654  28.890749 -81.461616       DO NOT PUBLISH
Tuesday November 19, 2019  Work Hike Seminole State Forest, Tracy Unit-North  Meet before 9 AM at Clearwater Lake Recreation Area off Hwy 42 near Paisley.  Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment.  Bring water, insect spray, hats, lunch, etc.  If you have further questions call or email Bobbi Keenan: bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  787-8654  28.976677, -81.550236  DO NOT PUBLISH
Thursday November 21, 2019  Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:  NOTE:   DATE CHANGE:  We are meeting on the Third Thursday's throughout this year due to the conflicts with the library schedule. We are also meeting one hour earlier at 5:00 PM.   We meet at the Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street in the meeting rooms at the front of the library.  Meeting starts at 5:00 PM.  Please bring your aluminum cans to recycle in non-dripping plastic bags and a snack to share.  Open to the Public.  Program:  Mike Barnett Benefits of being in Nature.  28.811093  -81.874858 
Saturday December 7, 2019  Work Hike Ocala National Forest  FR06-FR69 (no hunt zone)  Meet at Hwy 445 and Forest Road 69 (Paisley Rd.), just south of Alexander Springs before 9:00 AM.  Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment.  Bring insect spray, hats, lunch, etc. and lots of water (must carry 2 qts water).  If you have further questions call or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com 787-8654  29.074541  -81.586464  DO NOT PUBLISH
Tuesday December 17, 2019  Work Hike Seminole State Forest, Yellow Trail  Meet in Cassia at the Brantley Branch Road entrance before 9 AM. Please be on time and let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan teams and equipment.  Bring water, insect spray, hats, lunch, etc.  and lots of water (must carry 2 qts water).  If you have further questions call or email Bobbi Keenan: bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  787-8654  28.890749 -81.461616 DO NOT PUBLISH

 

 

 

 

 

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