The hiking around Pensacola is probably my favorite in the entire state of Florida, with a small nod to Arbuckle just because of the people I love who hike there. Here is where I live, so here is where I hike. Good stuff.
Last Saturday we tried to go on a guided hike at Naval Oaks area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. We tried. The number of vehicles pulling into that area reached nearly to the highway, so we turned around and headed out to Fort Pickens instead. In addition to the beautiful gulf shore, and the ancient fort which was used until the 2nd World War, it’s the westernmost section of the Florida Trail. It was cool and sunny, with a bit of a breeze. Perfect. Since there is little elevation change, I carried one stick. Pictures follow: