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    Tour De Lakes NE Apalachicola Nat'l Forest 9/22 & 9/23/12

    Did a short trip with a few buddies who've never bikepacked before in the Apalachicola National Forest, sticking to west side of tallahassee and hitting up bodies of water from a start at a friends house, to my place. Left out on a Saturday afternoon(4pm) and made a little mileage, camped, and finished up the trip by lunch hte next day.

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    Kinda went like this.



    Cascade Lakes, we actually travelled on dry lake bottom. The levels are rising again, so this particular section may not be doable again for some time.





    Silver Lake



    Most of the wildlife we encountered were birds, gators, and snakes. Although at night we heard boar, coyotes, and maybe bear as well.



    Moore Pond



    Setup camp at Dog Lake just before night





    It was a beautiful morning, fog over the lake and the sun breaking through the treeline.





    Lost Lake after alot of walking through loose sand on ATV trails



    Lofton Ponds



    Some apparently unnamed sinkhole in the woods?



    Saved a baby gopher tortoise from the pavement



    Eventually hit the singletrack of Munson and road it back to the trailhead at St Marks and took the paved bike trail back to my place. Everyone had a great time


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    sounds like fun. pics are not working though

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    Pics are working for me?

    Nice post-ride writeup. Those Cypress trees without any water covering their bases look like something straight out of Jurassic Park!

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    Good job!

    Nice going there!! ANF is nice. I go there every year for a moto meet and Moore lake was one of the places we camped at. Now we usually go to Cliff Lake as it id further away from civilization...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoWal_MTBer View Post
    Those Cypress trees without any water covering their bases look like something straight out of Jurassic Park!
    My favorite section of the trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn View Post
    It was a beautiful morning, fog over the lake and the sun breaking through the treeline.


    Very nice

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    i see pics now. awsome trip man.

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    Cool!

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    Thanks guys!


    I have more pics linked to http://www.facebook.com/tallahasseebikepacking There is also an event there for my next bikepacking trip, which will take place in Tates Hell. Will be updating that as the event gets nearer and post pics there afterwards as well.

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