[at-l] Crispy in Florida
codycodygirl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 12:32:02 CDT 2010
This weekend I hiked a short trail to 2 waterfalls that were real gushers
last fall. One, bone dry, the other, a few trickles. Apparently it's been
very very dry here in middle TN for quite a while.
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Frank Looper <nightwalker.at at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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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