Everglades National Park
Trip Start Jan 24, 2009
38Trip End Mar 29, 2009
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To see the full extent of the park, you really need a canoe. There are actually very few roads into the Everglades, but hundreds of miles of canoe trails. They have back country camping sites all over the park, but only accessible via boat. I camped at the Flamingo site on the gulf coast of the park. I really wanted to bring my Kayak on the trip, but had to choose between that or the snowboard. Maybe next time. Anyway, enjoy the pics.
I needed to mail some post cards, so I stopped off in the Indian village of Ochopee. It turns out that it has the smallest operating post office in the U.S. Apparently, the original office burned down in the 50's and they set up this makeshift office in an irrigation pipe shed and it has been working ever since.
p.s. I saw the sign for the Coral Castle, but didn't have time to check it out as I was in a hurry to make it to Mobile, Alabama (Sorry Tim). If you are curious, take a look at this link from Karen's Roadside America site: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2056
Got to get on the road, Mardis Gras is only a few days away...
Where I stayed
Camping, National Park