45-plus Walks and Hikes in South Florida Meetup Group
The 45-plus Walks and Hikes in South Florida Group is based in Pompano Beach on the East Coast. The club organizes easy to advanced hiking trips. There are over 1,000 members and there is a good turnout for scheduled events.
Sierra Club - Calusa Group
Southwestern Florida and the Naples-Ft. Myers area hosts a local chapter of the Sierra Club. Club activites include hikes, flower-identification walks, bird-watching hikes, multiday backpacking and kayaking tours in the Everglades, among others. In addition to the outings, Sierra Club meetings focus on conservation and environmental protection in the local area. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Happehatchee Center in Estero.
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.