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Being used to preparing for the bitter cold potential of Minnesota winter camping, it feels weird to be packing for a trek across Florida starting on January 3.
Yep, I talked my youngest Eagle son into accompanying me from Key West to Lake Okeechobee. That's 300 miles along the Florida Keys Overseas Trail and the Florida Nat'l Scenic Trail. Assuming it's going well, when he leaves the trail to finish his last semester of school, I'll continue hiking on to Pensacola. Take a look at this Florida Trail map. There will be 1,300 miles along trails, beside roads, over bridges, and through swamps, forests, prairies, and beaches.
Instead of -20 degrees, we'll see temps in the 80s, and humidity that high as well. I'll finally get to find out how those Florida scouts camp in the winter.
Is your Troop, Pack or Crew in Florida? If you are in the Keys, Miami, or along the Florida Trail, I'd love to visit with your troop as I hike by. I already have three troops and one pack arranging for me to chat with their scouts. It would be awesome to meet more!
Please just email me ASAP and I'll get back to you.
Oh, and I've got stickers to give out to people I meet along the trail!
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Posted: 13:49 12-17-2015 1224Previous Posts
Feb 25, 2023 - Joe Patterson
Just out of curiosity, are the Rockwell paintings on exhibit anywhere
Mar 16, 2023 - Adam John
Great question Joe! Have you checked out the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA? (nrm.org) There is also the Rockwell Museum in Corning NY. (rockwellmuseum.org) I believe the latter has more art. Hope this helps!
Jan 21, 2024 - Johnna Downing
The Scouting museum at Philmont, Cimmaron, NM hopefully has the ones that used to hang at the museum in Irving, TX. Good luck. Johnna
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