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Rye Preserve Hike Trip Report

Here is the trip report by Gail and some pictures from the hike at Rye Preserve.

On Saturday, several adventurous ladies, including Christy, Kathy, Inta, Aleis, Karen, Sharon, Nina and Gail, completed a 3.6 mile hike in the woods of the Rye Preserve. 😁

Not much wildlife but we did have a black vulture following us overhead. Probably waiting for one of us to fall behind!😮

At the end of the hike we visited the Rye family cemetery with markers during the 1800’s.

Following tradition, we ate lunch at a local eatery, Woody’s River Roo Pub & Grill, located on the Manatee River, RT 301. Nice place to eat, right on the water!

A great hike, with a great group of adventurous ladies!🌲🍔🍻👟👍

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking trails map for Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking trails map for Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

Hiking at Rye Preserve Nature Center.

 

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Let’s go hiking!

Note: Due to illness, this hike will be rescheduled. 
Ready to work off some of that Thanksgiving meal?

Our final trip of the year will be to the Cross Florida Greenway – Land Bridge Trail near Ocala. If you have ever noticed a bridge across I-75 that has trees and other vegetation, this is it. This bridge was built in 1999-2000 and was the first true land bridge in the United States. You can read more about it here: http://floridahikes.com/cross-florida-greenway-the-land-bridge and here https://www.floridastateparks.org/trail/Cross-Land-Bridge

We will be hiking this trail on Saturday, December 5th. It will be about a two hour drive or so. We plan to start the hike at about 10:30.

Bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, water and a snack.

We may go to lunch after the hike.

Interested in joining us? Drop Carolyn a note.

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Little Manatee River State Park Hike

The hike at Little Manatee River State Park was a shorter hike than usual. Half of the trail was closed.  Still it was a good hike and we did get to hike a little bit along the river.  It was a little wet at the very beginning but after that, we were good to go.  One interesting note at the entrance was to keep an eye out for a missing bull. It has escaped from one of the nearby ranches.  Fortunately, we did not run into it.  Afterward we headed to Yoder’s Amish Restaurant for a great lunch and of course, some pie.

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