In the winter this is a great trek, and moderate is deserved. However the rest of the year is a different story. This is an extremely difficult trail in the summer. Temperatures outside of the tall grass are high 80's to 90's (the so called prairie section), 100's in the tall grass, and the thermometer was reading in the 120's during a portion of trail that runs through a thick, tree covered, and knee deep portion of the trail. 99.9% humidity prevents any opportunity of cooling. Deep mud and ankle to knee deep water was the state of life for 80% of the trail. We were fortunate enough (or unfortunate) to experience a lightening storm followed by biblical rain fall. 3 hours crouched in a water filling hole on slightly dry piece of ground, which is not really the ground, but a thick mat of red mangroves. The mosquitoes are something else, at one point my amigo was completely swarmed, 100% covered by mosquitoes and god knows what else. I had to attack him with the rain cover from my bag to get them off. Deet, gloves, long sleeves, and a mosquito net are a necessity. Forget the tent, a hammock with a mosquito net is the best option. The rewards for this are great wildlife experiences, skill experience, and a solid resolve. Trips to the jungle in Costa Rica and Brazil, trails in the midwest, and some canoe trips have seemed very easy since this terrible trip. Despite the terrible sounding story, the Everglades is a beautiful place and its hard to not recommend any trails through it.