Extending the Florida Trail

St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mitch Almon is doing a great thing by extending the Florida Trail.

Mitch Almon is doing a great thing by extending the Florida Trail across Hernando, opening seldom-explored corners of our beautiful county to residents and, hopefully, attracting visitors willing to drop a few bucks into the local economy.

Extending the Florida Trail

He got one step closer to his goal this month when a crew of volunteers from the Student Conservation Association built a 40-foot bridge over a swale east of the Withlacoochee State Trail. That means the Croom and Richloam tracts are linked by a trail except for a 2-mile road-side stretch, Almon said.

He and his fellow Florida Trail volunteers will now work on extending the trail west toward the Citrus Tract in a route that I hope will include Hernando’s most scenic outlook, Chinsegut Hill.