"Traveled to EC with the intent on going out to Pavilion for a couple of days. Here are a couple of notes.
1. Gulf Coast Ranger Station - Gate was open. Safety fencing blocks public access to all of the building facilities.
2. The boat…"
Great photos as usual. Thanks!
I really liked your trip around SweetBay Pond. I had the same idea when I saw the levels. I have always wanted to hike out into that western pine land east of Mahogany Hammock road. I wish I had time to float…"
"I also did a drive by of the Johnson Key Chickee which now has new roofing and lower center platform. It looks the same otherwise, however the porta potty was MIA. So it looks like they are working to reopen for camping soon. A Ranger at Flamingo…"
"I spoke with Ranger Bob at Flamingo last week. Sounds like the Park got a lot of help by a wide variety of crews and things at the chickees are pretty good. He didn't have an update on Carl Ross. Call the ranger station w questions. I think…"
"Lane Bay, Roberts River, and Joe River chickees were all still standing and showed no I'll efects from the storm. Even the out houses appeared ok when we ran by yesterday. Ate lunch on Joe... it seemed perfect... maybe it's because…"
"Does anyone know the post-storm condition of backcountry sites? I would be surprised if any of the chickees made it through Irma unscathed.
Do we have an idea of how long it be before the Park resumes issuing backcountry/overnight permits?"
Not sure if it is O.K., but want to post your information on a few other sites I visit in hopes to get support. I really hope this happens. Once again thank you for the information. I will make sure to move it alone, and visit the site tonight.