I had a friend that grew up on the Miccosukee Indian Reservation in "The Glades", he use to say going to this part of Florida "goin to the mountains", its all a matter of perspective. Its nice they thought to make a nice park out of what most consider nothing. I bet a lot of florida residents use oxygen on the climb too.
This one was my first. Thirty Seconds from car to monument! Fastest approach ever
#9 OF 14 HIGHPOINTS ON A 5,500 MI LOOP FROM OHIO OVER 9 DAYS. FRANTICALLY DROVE AROUND LAKEWOOD LOOKING FOR THE PARK BEFORE IT WAS TOO DARK FOR PICTURES, AFTER DRIVING FROM DRISKELL MTN, LA THAT AM
Drive-by on our spring break trip to Florida beaches. Nice park. HP #9.
Reached this one in the dark, so I didn't really get to enjoy any scenery. Basically just took a few pictures and then left. Nice way to bring in the new year, with another highpoint.
This was the third State Highpoint that I reached in one day. Actually, I reached this one after dark. Good weather, very nice park.
Side-Note: I personally didn't have any problems, but this region of the country is HEAVILY policed. Don't speed.
I convinced a buddy to join me on a long state HP roadtrip that picked up 13 highpoints. This was one, nice park.
Hey finally at the lowest of all HP's...
Pretty good Caroline for finding it in the dark...
Me and Spanky (my dog) bivouacked in Destin, FL the night before our assault on Britton Hill. On the bitter cold (30's) morning of 1/29/07 we successfully summited the beast. Check out http://50summits.blogspot.com for all the details.
On the way back from South Florida's beatdown of East Carolina in the inagural PapaJohns.com bowl, Dootie#3 and I hit this whopper for #2!
Looks like the highpoint is in the woods somewhere. Dog and I wandered the area for about 30 minutes.
Here early in the morning, then on to Alabama.
Down in Florida on business, I made the 80 mile drive to the lowest highpoint in the US. Nice day, so I hiked the .71 mile red trail through the woods also. Highpoint #3.
Still wander in woods looking for higher point
On a trip I told my Grandkids we would climb the highest mountain in Florida. Expecting a snow capped peak, they called it a rip off as we walked to 20 steps from the car to the high point marker. On our trip back home, we stopped again at Mount Ripoff and they enjoyed the hiking trail in the woods.
Went with my relatives, The Cooks, who reside in Pensacola. Interesting drive there through all the Florida backroads.
I was there at night so I couldn't take in the view.
Swung by here on my way back to Atlanta from New Orleans with my girlfriend and brother. My girlfriend wasn't too pleased with the detour, and refused to get out of the car to walk the 10 yards to the highpoint. I guess highpointing isn't for everyone.
Highpoint #33. Rented a minivan & took turns driving from MA (home) to MO-AR-LA-MS-AL-FL & back. Approached with the sun trying to burn off the clouds. Tried to wander around on the trails but the way was blocked by tremendous amounts of incredibly intricate 3-dimensional spider webs the likes of which I have never seen. Unfortunately the images from my camera don't do them justice; condensation on the lens didn't help, either. Oh well, back to MA & to a really surprised car rental agency!
This was my first highpoint, on the quest to complete them all. I thought that I should start with the lowest. However, now I think I will go in the order of most convenient. Not a very difficult one, I hiked all the trails, thinking there must be more. If more means banana spiders and wasps, I guess I made out pretty well.