Category Archives: Hiking and Exploring

Who finds a hundred year old barge in the middle of the woods?

My wife has been hiking Croom Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest for a very long time.  She knows many of the out of the way places that most people don’t go.  She likes to take her morning runs with the … Continue reading

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The Lost Girl

I stopped at a friend’s home to pick up a part for my motorcycle I had left there.  While talking to her, she asked me if I had time to go visit a cemetery. There was something she wanted to … Continue reading

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Centralia Ghost Town, Florida

(To my history buff and exploring friends, if I have any of the facts wrong please let me know) I have been hearing about a ghost town that is in Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area ever since I moved to Hernando … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Adventure

I have been organizing thousands of photos over the last two weeks. A lot of good memories are in there. As I organized them, I realized how many events in my life lead to other events.  If the first had … Continue reading

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Man-eata-tees!!

Recently, I loaned our eight canoes and trailer to the Camp Director of Weeki Wachee Christian Camp for his daughter’s wedding at the camp. They wanted their guests to be able to enjoy the river and they used one of … Continue reading

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Hillsborough River and Fort Foster

I recently went canoeing with Tyler Ploettner, Andy Bryant, and Andy’s daughter, Brittany. We went up river on the upper Hillsborough River from Hillsborough River State Park. In all my years of canoeing I have only been on the Hillsborough for … Continue reading

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Oriole Ghost Town Cemetery

Hernando County has a rich history.  If you look hard enough you can find remnants tucked away in every corner and everywhere in between.  Driving down Croom-Rital Road through the Croom tract of Withlacoochee forest you will see some signs … Continue reading

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