Orienteering at Croom

Today we went orienteering at the Croom Tract at Withlacoochee State Forest.  This was our second time and this time we did an orange course.  We had 10 controls we had to find.  We made all 10 in less than 2 and a half hours.  Nothing to get excited about, but hey, we finished it and we had fun doing so.  All in all it was about 4 miles.  This was all in a forest area and some of the time we went off the path and made our own way and the rest of the time we were on either hiking trails or mountain biking paths which were more rugged than the normal hiking path.  If you look at the pictures, you’ll see we actually passed a snake out sunning on the trail.  It was a cooler day and so it wasn’t very active at all, which was just fine for my taste.  Close to the end of our hike we came across a small very old cemetery.  Pretty interesting…most of the headstones were from the mid to late 1800’s.  There was no sign telling of anything historical or special about it, no information at all.  Just a very small grave yard.  Florida Orienteering Club does this once a month other than two of the hottest months here in Florida.  We plan on being there for them all.

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