There isn't a single ad on this site. No banners. No sponsored content. No affiliate links. We think that's crucial to maintaining your trust. Many websites and magazines about hiking and the outdoors are poorly disguised advertisements for gear. We want you to know that when we recommend a product, it's because we honestly believe it is a good solution to a problem and we use it ourselves — not because someone has paid us for an endorsement.
But maintaining this site does cost money, so if you appreciate the information and resources we provide, why not buy a handsome photo of the Trail like the one at the top of this page? Commemorate your hike or give one as a gift to your special thru-hiker. The details:
Released in time for the trail’s 35th anniversary as a National Scenic Trail in 2018, the book will be filled with more than 230 full-page color photographs as well as dozens of previously unpublished historic photos, documents, and images from the archives of the Florida Trail Association. Essays will cover topics ranging from the many ecosystems and habitats along the trail that exist nowhere else Earth, the unique challenges facing hikers, the history of the trail, the volunteers who first created and still maintain the trail, and the challenges confronting the trail such as logging, pollution, urban sprawl, and incomplete sections.
In the months to come, we will be interviewing Florida Trail Association volunteers and thru-hikers about their experiences on the trail, as well as scientists working for the many public lands over which the trail crosses. Regular updates about our progress will be posted on our blog, facebook.com/hikefla, and you can follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/hikefla.