Day 32 | Florida Trail 34 miles 1/31/18
So this was a crazy night and day, I get to camp pretty early and relax by a great fire and plan to cowboy camp next to it.
About 3 hours into the night I wake up, check my phone, text some friends and then I get a message about the prescribed burn that is happening the next morning. I read the message and I say to myself Oh crap I’m in that section. OMG!! So I imidiately start telling everyone I could that I knew was in the area. Started calling all numbers I could to get ahold of someone for more info. Luckily I got ahold of someone and they said the burn will not start till 10 or so, that was a relief plenty of time to get out in the morning and relax.
So fast forward to the morning, we are waiting for the fire to start and nothing happens it’s 1030 by this point, so I call again and see what’s up. Forest service ” the burn has been cancelled due to, to many hikers!!” Yes I start packing up asap, I’ve already lost 4 hours of the day waiting on this.
I leave camp around 11 and find out @joehikes_ is going to be at the 88 store. He offers to resupply me from Walmart if I could make it to the 88 store 34 miles away. I say I’ll be there, see you tonight man.
Walking some of the prettiest trail yet, up and down sandy hills with ponds left and right. Got to Juniper Springs and caved, it was beautiful I swam in the 72 degrees all year round spring and felt so refreshed!!
I was only 13 miles in at this point so I took a dip and booked it back to the trail.
And this night was more than I expected, as I’m walking I remember that the lunar eclipse is tonight and I’ll going to be walking with it.
Epic walk the whole night the trail is lit up by this yellow bright full moon and head lamp is pointless, the moon was brighter, so I turn of my head lamp and start flying, walking thru Hopkins Priarre hearing life flourish in the darkness.
I make it to the 88 store around 12 pl, exhausted, my feet are beat at this point. Thanks to @joehikes_ for the beers and a wonderful resupply, fruit, vegtables, everything I was craving!!
We ended up talking trail all night with moon at our necks lighting the our campsite up.
Great Day to an incredible end!!