I’m reading the other current Everglades thread, but am looking for recommendations for a 2 or 3 day trip for kayakers without a great deal of experience. We do other sports in a fairly extreme manner, but have kayaked only a handful of times. Nevertheless, we need to be in South Florida in late January anyway, so we want to get in a quick wilderness trip. Any suggestions?
Also, if anyone can point me to websites with GPS waypoints and/or tracks for download, I would appreciate it.
“We were desert mystics, my friends and I, poring over our maps as
others do their holy books.” - Edward Abbey
Much has changed
since hurricane season in & around ENP. For some good reading I like http://www.evergladesdiary.com/directory.html
For a short weekend style trip think about going out of Marco/Goodlands and head toward Cape Romano.Paddling distance would be around 12-15 miles each way.
Thanks. I’ll check into it. A quick look and it seems like it may be more open water than I had envisioned. I was thinking more of a river float.
Good point about post-hurricane conditions.
“We were desert mystics, my friends and I, poring over our maps as others do their holy books.” - Edward Abbey
Yes much has changed in the park
but much is still intact or will soon repair.
I have not been out there since Wilmas visit but the area north of Everglades City and South of Marco Island should be in decent condition.
Pavillion Key out of EG City/Chokoloskee looked good from an airplane a couple days ago.
Go to the park service page for ENP, then click kayaking, then camping and you can get all the sites and mileages, then call the ranger station and ask if these locations are actually up and open for business.