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Swamp Hunter
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Monroe Station
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Historic Monroe Station burnt to the ground last night at about 11 PM. So sad.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Sobczak Jun 5, 2016.

Bear Island for Eight Months.
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  There has been some recent discussion about going into the swamps in the Summer. Well I have been camping in the Big Cypress for over 35 years every August and September to prepare for archery…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Swamp Hunter Oct 3, 2014.

Florida Panthers Return Spells Doom for Gladesmen
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Swamp Hunter Aug 3, 2014.

Blue Sky Mosquito Net Hammock
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Has anyone tried this Blue Sky mosquito netting hammock from Walmart? …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Swamp Hunter Sep 29, 2014.

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Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"I was out there Sunday and the trail was hard to follow in some places.  The bench camp looks good and the area is all cleaned up.   The cypress knee benches "
May 10
Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"Someone got lost on the Gator Hook Trail again.  It appears they were rescued just past the center of the "W".…"
May 10
Swamp Hunter replied to Jason Jones's discussion How do you store your water?
"that could come in handy for those looking to cross the border into Texas."
Nov 4, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Juan Estevez's discussion Crooked Creek Chickee
"Yea he will probably read this... or I can remind him..   the Everglades Diary is a great website.  "
Jun 17, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Juan Estevez's discussion Crooked Creek Chickee
"The author/creator of Everglades Diary is the same as Everglades Exploration Network. "
Jun 17, 2016
Robert Sobczak replied to Swamp Hunter's discussion Monroe Station
"Hello all, In the new novel that I co-wrote, entitled "The Legend of Campfire Charlie," one of the chapters takes place inside and around Monroe Station, circa 1960s/1970s.  People who remember Monroe Station back when it was a…"
Jun 5, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"I love A/C on a hot humid night "
May 31, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"I know its not the same as the WW but I just got back from 3 days camping at Dupuis WMA and it was great when it wasnt raining. Nice breeze and not hot in the shade, comfotable at night.  The worst of summer is yet to come."
May 22, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"Looking at the map, a buggy trail used to run from Sawmill Road at Paces (FT on the Loop Road) all the way to Paolita Station. Anyone think a hike from Paces Florida Trailhead to Paolita is feasible?  Is it even possible to hike in one day?…"
May 15, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
May 13, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"A lot to read here so if anybody doesnt know what i mean, here is a map showing the old tram, thats basically in the shape of a large "W".  The orange square is considered the "center of the W" and its about 2.4 miles in, as…"
May 12, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"Thanks for posting Megon.  Your map shows how much work is yet to be done. Hopefully the NPS will approve the proposed extension, so the old tram can be saved and used, as a hiking trail connecting with the existing Florida Trail.. Im posting…"
May 12, 2016
yakmaster replied to Swamp Hunter's discussion Monroe Station
"No name in the press release, Flex, hope it wasn't you... On April 9, 2016 at approximately 11:45 p.m. firefighters and law enforcement personnel responded to a fire at Monroe Station. The historic structure, located at the junction of…"
May 9, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
" Although he missed the best part, I actually like the article, Its pretty good and its funny. Make sure you read it. "
Apr 28, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"Yea some of those ribbons are biodegradable and they will deteriorate in the sun. They seem to last longer in the shade.   I found another interesting, write up online with enjoyable pictures.…"
Apr 28, 2016
yakmaster replied to Swamp Hunter's discussion Monroe Station
"This is the loss of a true piece of history.These stations were built when cars were a lot less reliable. Some accounts treat the original deputized Harley riding station operators as the first highway patrol in the nation! It was beat to heck, but…"
Apr 11, 2016

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At 6:15pm on October 27, 2014, Swamp Witch said…

Love that avatar!  Thanks for the request!

At 7:53pm on March 19, 2014, D Warfel said…

Hey Dale I've read a bunch of your posts and have been meaning to reach out to you about trail work in Big Cypress. I'm the new section leader for the Big Cypress chapter of the FTA which assumes some trail responsibility of the FT from Loop Road almost all the way up to i75. north of that is the responsibility of the Happy Hoofers chapter. 

We definitely have an interest in extending the Gator Hook trail to the FT and I personally am interested in that trail you have explored going north of Gator Hook into Gannet Strand. 

We are doing  trail maintenance this Saturday on the Loop to Oasis section that is no longer technically part of the Florida National Scenic Trail so we'll be painting it blue to distinguish it as such. You're more than welcome to join us. 

At 8:19am on May 13, 2013, R P Adams said…

Thanks. If You Should Hear Anything Further Or I Can Answer Something For You, Don't Hesitate. . . .

 
 
 

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