[at-l] Crispy in Florida
nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 11:51:34 CDT 2010
Moderately dry. Though the one night that I misplaced my tarp on the Bartram
Trail, it thunderstormed all night. Quite an experience!
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 11:52 AM, <bluetrail at aol.com> wrote:
> Now that it's a little cooler (well, if you count a high of 85 as cooler),
> have been doing a little more hiking. Here in Central Florida we haven't
> had any rain for 33 days, and it was a pretty dry summer as summers in
> Florida go. Newscast say that a rainless October is a record in central
> Florida. I'm seeing even some of the woods plants looking wilted. Other
> natives have given up and can only be described as crispy--so that if you
> walk on these grasses, they crunch.
> Just the same there are a lot of fall wildflowers in bloom--mostly purple
> paintbrush and blazing star, yellow composites and goldenrod, and a few
> white flowers. It's pretty out there, even if it's dry.
> There's a 40% chance of rain on Thursday, and highs this weekdn are
> supposed to be in the mid-70's. Sound like fall hiking time in Florida!
> Is anyone else experiencing a very dry fall?
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