Sunday, January 21, 2007

Tampa's Wilderness Park system

Another beautiful day, blue blue skies, temps in the low 70's. Headed out to the Wilderness Park system in the northern most part of Tampa. It comprises of three parks, all with different amenities. I go for the biking and kayaking. Today, em and my brother checked out Trout Creek Park, just off Fletcher Ave, about a mile west of I-75. Amazing off-road bike trails, today we ventured out on 'Gator Bait', 'Indian' which were the toughest, with plenty of small hills, all woods with different terrains from swampy, to pines, to scrubs...went over loots of rocky, sandy, and rooted areas, all single track..we then headed for 'powerline', 'Grandpa' and 'Palmetto' which was kinda neat cause it got 10 degrees warmer on the Palmetto trail, surrounded by all Palmettos. Im sure if we took our time, there was an abundance of wildlife around we could have seen. There is also a 19 mile main trail, connected with a 7 mile paved trail where you see bikers, bladers and walkers/joggers. There are still plenty more trails to explore, the Hillsborough River also runs through these parks as well.

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