A short adventure In tHe Ocala and little big econ national foreSts

Started out on one of the wider service roads before heading into the Jeep trails.
Ready for battle.
Trails were pretty rough and wild in some spots
Stayed nimble through some narrow passes.
Picked up some debris along the way!
Doing some more trail maintanence. This trail looked like it hadn't been traversed in years.
Yes, we continued through on what you could only loosely call a trail at this point. "It's the closest we'll ever get to just driving right through a forest".
Things opening up a bit...
Arrived at Salt Spring Island by late afternoon.
Symmetrical all wheel drive and a turbo boxer engine made negotiating A LOT of deep sand and rough terrain virtually effortless.

The unique landscape of Salt Spring Island was enhanced by the warmth of a late-day sun.

Continuing on the trail to look for a good campsite.
Made camp in a thicker grove of trees.
Dusk settling in right as we finished gathering firewood.
A cool and surprisingly humid night gave way to a warm and dry morning.
Headed out towards Orlando to the Little Big Econ State Forest.

Hiked a portion of the Florida Trail along the Econlockhatchee River.

Settled into a sweet campsite along a small tributary to the Econ River. Our wood-gathering efforts, seen in the foreground, facilitated a nice warm fire and roasted vegan marshmallows.
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