Biking, Hiking, and Shooting Photos for 450 Miles and Counting

Joe Guthrie and Mallory Dimmitt cruise along a stretch of limerock logging road, one of many remote roads throughout the Nature Coast. Photo by Carlton Ward Photography/Carlton Ward, Jr.

We are closing out the fourth week of our #Glades2Gulf expedition across Florida, having covered 450 miles of our roughly 1000-mile trek. Our mission is to explore and shed light on the Florida Wildlife Corridor, an area critical to the survival and success of the wonderful natural life in this state.

The latter half of Week 3 brought us into the heart of Florida’s Nature Coast, to Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and beyond. We rode north on our bikes along mostly empty county roads each morning, listening carefully for logging trucks and people trying to beat the clock to work. Dipping off paved roads we allowed our pace to ease and the sunlight flashed through the trees as we passed.

Joe Guthrie and Mallory Dimmitt cruise along a stretch of limerock logging road, one of many remote roads throughout the Nature Coast. (Photo by Carlton Ward Photography/Carlton Ward, Jr.)

The land here has taken on a wildness that reminds me of John Muir’s descriptions in “A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf.”

North of the small fishing resort of Steinhatchee I’m stunned by the glassy surface of Hagen’s Cove, where thousands of shorebirds are strewn across the plain of the —> Read More Here

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