Congratulations to each of you Shawn, Tony, and Chris. I have lurked in the background intently following y'alls story and it's been great so far.
RE: but on further investigation of GE, it looks like there are a couple of airboat trails that lead almost up to the canoes.
I read the Southern Airboat site every now & then and came across this....
darn bunch of modern bootleggers caused a lot of problems part of why we lost the eastwest trail through the stairsteps in 1988 between the park and the Feds using law enforcement as an excuse was one of their reasons to lock us out of the best trail to interconnect south of the loop with New River and Ochopee...
If I'm looking at Google Earth right I would guess this "eastwest trail" is what leads to your canoe camp. Not a whole lot of help but I imagine every little piece to this puzzle helps.
BTW, Southern Airboat is a great site for history, maps, anecdotes, glades stories, etc. Quite a bit like EEN 'cept they get their a bit quicker ;-) They do tend to look down some on paddlers, which is a shame considering all of us (paddlers, airboaters, hunters, etc) have such a deep love for BiCy & the glades.
I remember when the trail was closed.
Shawn, have you heard anything about what the NPS plans on doing with the site you guys discovered and when?
Just got this email from Tony: "Cultural Resources have contacted me and they want to go out to the site. They have spoken with SEAC and they seem interested and the process has begun... There is a lot going on now with the sudden media attention. "
The UTube video is great. I will study it. Thanks for posting. Im jealous lol. Great work Shawn, Chris and Tony!
Wow, just wow. Thanks for sharing! Just incredible.