January 24, 2004

Ocala National Forest – Salt Springs

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 7:53 pm by diandy2004

From Blue Springs, we continued north to Ocala National Forest.  We stayed in a private campground near Salt Springs.  There are several areas in and around Ocala National Forest where you can camp.

We took our mountain bikes out on Alexander Springs Trail in the morning, then kayaked Juniper Wayside in the afternoon.  Gotta love these multi-sport days – and with all of our toys being inside Ele, we didn’t even need to go home!  We also found a great use for the tailgate – that’s where we ate lunch.  Perfect.

The Alexander Springs Trail was about 12-miles of sandy, scenic trail through a pine forest.  Not technical, which was good for me to practice more.

Our Lunch Spot!

Our Lunch Spot!

Juniper Wayside was a narrow creek with a strong current.

Kayaking Juniper Wayside

Kayaking Juniper Wayside

Kayaking in Ocala Nat'l Forest

Kayaking in Ocala Nat'l Forest

Our last day allowed us to sneak in a 7-mile hike through the pine forest and past numerous small lakes before heading out of town.  We did a spur trail from Salt Springs to the Florida Scenic Trail.

Hiking in Ocala National Forest

Hiking in Ocala National Forest

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