What happens during that 7-mile wilderness paddle in the Ocala National Forest? Here are 10 things you’ll know only if you’ve tackled Juniper Run.
Ocala National Forest
A huge black winged bird swooped across our path and landed neatly on the picnic table in front of us. The ebony reptilian rolls around the bird’s neck jiggled as the creature leaned forward and peered into the blue and white striped canvas sack standing on the table top. I watched with a mixture of horror and fascination as the animal I recognized to be a turkey vulture, stuck his glossy beak into the bag and pulled out a piece of bread.
“Mom, do something,” my son urged.
It took us years to venture beyond the ropes of Salt Springs, but we finally got the chance to explore Florida’s Salt Springs Run in the Ocala National Forest.
Now is the perfect time to head out into the wild. It’s chilly, so the mossies have vanished, and the crisp air has sent the snakes into a sluggish semi-slumber (you may see them sunbathing though!). As the boys were off on man-adventures, I grabbed the girls and headed off on our own wilderness trek through the Ocala National Forest to Juniper Springs.
Make some memories by taking your children hunting this Christmas. Wait-what? Christmas Tree Hunting, that is!
Sure Bill Bryson had his Walk in the Woods, but my sister, Sandy, Got Hitched in Them! She and her partner, John, tied the knot under the oak at Doe Lake in the Ocala National Forest. Hiker grub and cake ensued, followed by organized hikes and canoe trips…