2009 Alaska travel blog

Site 32, Florida Caverns State Park

Site 32-another angle, Florida Caverns State Park

Columbine Wildflowers along the trail

Purple wildflowers. not sure of name

Some white wildflowers on the trail, not sure of the name

All three wildflowers together

Turtle in the Middle of the Trail

Cypress Trees with Knees on the Chipola River Flood Plain

Closer Shot of the White Flower


March 23-24, 2009. We arrived at Florida Caverns State Park without incident and had a nice leisurely 4.5 hour drive to get here. We decided to take US 90 instead of I-10 from Tallahassee to Marianna to see a little of the back roads. Surprisingly, there was little traffic and the drive was much more enjoyable than on the interstate. We didn't get passed by or meet any semi trucks on the route!

The campground is very nice and we were fortunate that the site I reserved was one of the best and most private. I have included a couple of pictures of the site.

Satellite setup was quick and easy but cell phone coverage was very sporadic. Once set up we went to the visitor's center to see about taking a tour of the caverns but declined once we found out that I wouldn't be able to negotiate the low heights with my sore ribs. We have seen a lot of caves and figured we could do without this one so we went back to the campsite and fixed a camp fire. Brats and Smores were enjoyed once we had burned down to coals.

Tuesday we hiked a trail about 2 miles long that was very enjoyable. The temperature was in the mid sixties and the trail was well marked and cleared. The spring is really a nice time to hike. There were wildflowerers all over the place. I have included pictures of some though I know many of you hate garden pictures. :)

Wednesday, the 25th, it's on to Pensacola for a couple of days.

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