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Through Biking Big Cypress MM 70 on 75 to Monroe Station
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Through Biking Big Cypress MM 70 on 75 to Monroe StationA buddy and I just biked MM 70 to Monroe station.  We did it in about 10 hours split over 2 days, hammock camped.  Sandy, rocky, but dry.  Had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flex Kayakfari.com Apr 19.

Shark Valley to Pay-hay-okee?
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Shark Valley to Pay-hay-okee?Bet water is low enough to do this hike before rains set in.Last time I heard it was done was in the 70s.Any interest?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flex Kayakfari.com Apr 19.

Searching for a "New" Old Passage from Big Cypress Down to Everglades National Park Wilderness Waterway

I have crossed south from the Big Cypress to the Wilderness Waterway 3 different routes in the past: Turner River, New River and Shark Valley/River. A post on this site (Everglades Exploration…Continue

Started Aug 20, 2015

Paces Dike to Lostman's Pine Exploration During Memorial Day Weekend 2015 - Dry Season
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First of all, if you are going out into the woods this time of year, you need to plan on 1 gallon water per person minimum.  Do NOT count on finding water in the sloughs or cypress domes for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Meyers Mar 14, 2016.

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Flex Kayakfari.com replied to shawn beightol's discussion Shark Valley to Pay-hay-okee?
"I have heard of this being hiked more recently than that. Would be a neat trip! It's really tough going hiking into the slough, I wonder if it's dry enough? This is a couple three years ago hiking around the Shark Valley tower, same time…"
Apr 19
Flex Kayakfari.com replied to shawn beightol's discussion Through Biking Big Cypress MM 70 on 75 to Monroe Station
"Awesome Shawn!!"
Apr 19
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Apr 14
shawn beightol replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"You know I'm game for rediscovering history or bushwhacking new history ; )"
May 15, 2016
shawn beightol replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"cool hike/hard core! and great GPS track!"
May 11, 2016
shawn beightol replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"Dale, you are the stuff legends are made of!"
Apr 28, 2016
Chris Meyers replied to shawn beightol's discussion Paces Dike to Lostman's Pine Exploration During Memorial Day Weekend 2015 - Dry Season
"RE: lack of wildlife in Lostman's I know this is an old thread but I wanted to comment on the lack of wildlife all thru the Stairsteps unit.  I started noticing it in 2011. My last big trip south of gum slough was two years back and THERE…"
Mar 14, 2016
shawn beightol replied to Keith W's discussion May trip - Gator Hook to Roberts Lakes Strand
"I'm in to reblaze the middle section through the karst rock or around it or to try to re-identify the original tram route through there...or to find Dale's mysterious and infamous pump and mask......but I'm also looking to connect…"
Jan 31, 2016
Flex Kayakfari.com replied to shawn beightol's discussion August Exploration of Sweetwater Slough Southwest from Loop Road?
"No shit!"
Aug 31, 2015
shawn beightol replied to shawn beightol's discussion August Exploration of Sweetwater Slough Southwest from Loop Road?
"Sweetwater Bay Chickee is good to go!  "
Aug 24, 2015
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Searching for a "New" Old Passage from Big Cypress Down to Everglades National Park Wilderness Waterway

I have crossed south from the Big Cypress to the Wilderness Waterway 3 different routes in the past: Turner River, New River and Shark Valley/River. A post on this site (Everglades Exploration Network) by Terry Helmers (I believe) about finding old routes from north to south has whet my appetite. I have become increasingly interested in the historic passages that lead similarly from north to south.  Last summer and this summer I have tried to connect Sweetwater Bay (along several creeks) to the…See More
Aug 20, 2015
Roger Hammer replied to shawn beightol's discussion Lake Okeechobee to Flamingo Backcountry Mountain Bike Trip Spring 2015 5-6 days, 210 miles
"Well, to dip into the BISC management plan again, I too provided public input via a comments form to fill out online. Plus I attended a meeting on Key Largo about it and got up and spoke. But, as is often the case, the folks from Florida…"
Aug 17, 2015
shawn beightol replied to shawn beightol's discussion Lake Okeechobee to Flamingo Backcountry Mountain Bike Trip Spring 2015 5-6 days, 210 miles
"and if you both look back, I am not addressing BISC, I am addressing Old Ingraham highway.  I merely said that I sent the letter pertaining to access and due process to the congressmen/women who held the field hearing for similar issues with…"
Aug 16, 2015
shawn beightol replied to shawn beightol's discussion Lake Okeechobee to Flamingo Backcountry Mountain Bike Trip Spring 2015 5-6 days, 210 miles
"really?  are we so far removed from a democracy that we don't need the "demos" any more? there is so much built into your word "warrant"there needs to be definitions, goals, and objectives that we the people agree…"
Aug 16, 2015
Connie Mier replied to shawn beightol's discussion Lake Okeechobee to Flamingo Backcountry Mountain Bike Trip Spring 2015 5-6 days, 210 miles
"There was public input, I put my 2 cents worth in. But, let's just assume for a second that the science behind the reserve is robust enough to warrant a no-fishing zone. Why then is public input so dang important?"
Aug 16, 2015
shawn beightol replied to shawn beightol's discussion Lake Okeechobee to Flamingo Backcountry Mountain Bike Trip Spring 2015 5-6 days, 210 miles
"I'm not against the reserve either I just think that if they made promises if they have an agreement with FWC and it required to include Public input that it should be genuine public input guided decision making I think that was the big issue…"
Aug 16, 2015

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At 9:25pm on June 16, 2014, Pavel said…

Shawn my cell # is 239-595 3807. Are you planning to buy the Dry Ice in Everglades City?

I see you tomorrow , Pavel.

At 3:36pm on June 14, 2014, Pavel said…

Shawn I'm planning to bring a small kayak, enough water, food and bug repellent, two gps units, spot, fishing rod, etc/.  I need to looking deeper into the main mission(Fort Harrell), I hear it was about two miles southeast from the head of the river...You have any clues?

At 4:41pm on June 13, 2014, Pavel said…

Hi again Shawn:

Don't worry about me, I have done some trips in the 10 000 Islands.  I'm geocacher, so I'm somewhat familiar with the terrain and "bugs".   How must is the cost for parking the car in the marina?  I usually parking the car overnight at the ranger station for free, but any place is OK for me. Thanks, Pavel.

At 9:21pm on June 12, 2014, Pavel said…

Hi Shawn!

I hope the whether forecast will be fine for the paddle...  I can stay for two nights only because work...so I have to come back by Thursday morning. 
Please let me know if you need anything for the planning trip.   Pavel.

At 12:28pm on June 9, 2014, Pavel said…

Hi Shawn:

How are you?  It is a long-term exploration or just one or two days? Let me know the plan.  Pavel.

 
 
 

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