It's nothing but it's something. Florida definitely gets credit for trying. At least they care, I'm looking at you Mississippi & South Carolina. I saw the "Highest snake in Florida" pulling into the parking lot too.
My daughter Vanessa and I visited Lakeland Park (Britton Hill) in 1988. We started our state highpoint quest in September of 1985, and I completed #49 state high points in June, 2009.
This is actually near my hometown. You can't even tell you're on an area of elevation. Nice way to spend an afternoon, though - the scenery on the drive is nice.
I stopped here on the way (really several hours out of the way) from DFW to Atlanta. A couple named Britton was leaving as I arrived, but said they were not related to the namesake. HP18
Tagged the summit w/ my wife in about 30 seconds from the car. The North Face would be proud. No oxygen needed.
While on vacation with the family, I convinced my son that there are mountains in Florida. After visiting the high point he was still unconvinced.
This marks my first official highpoint! Woo hoo!
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.