November 24, 2007

Steinhatchee Falls

The Steinhatchee (STEEN-hatchee) River forms the border between Taylor County and Dixie County until the Gulf of Mexico. It just about slices Florida's "Big Bend" region in half. The river "falls" are hardly steep, but its wilderness more than compensates.

You'll have to bump along a gravel dirt road in a skinned out timber yard to get to the public picnic area on the falls. On one of the country roads I've traveled I acquired a nail in one of my tires--occupational hazard. With a new car battery, new alternator belt, and new tire, I'm back on the trail.

The sun set as I took pictures. There are grooves, ruts in the river bank where a pioneer or Native American bridge might have been.

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