Bike to Nature [Everglades]January 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅
Deployed our folding bikes this morning for a 15-mile ride through the Everglades. This no-autos trail gives a good feel for the Everglades sea of grass. And it is loaded with wildlife. We brought binoculars but didn't need them. Reading glasses would suffice, the wildlife is that close. It's easy to take safety for granted as you bike within several feet of dozing gators.
After the bike ride in the "northern" Everglades we looped around to the south for a few short boardwalk hikes thru hardwood hammocks, and a lovely walk around this moving sea of grass. Saw a purple gallinule, a funny little bird with long yellow legs that walked over the lily pads squeeking like a rubber toy. A cool night camping in the Everglades. 45 degrees, brrr.Read more