At a Glance:
This is my first post since my stroke back in October 2015. I hope to make my posts more frequent as I continue to improve and recover from the setback that the stroke represented.
The Withlacoochee Bay Tree is a nice trail that runs, generally, south and west along the banks of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. That is quite the mouth full so most people shorten it to the Florida Barge Canal. Whatever you choose to call it, it is a relatively flat trail nestled just south of Ingliss, Florida and to the north of Crystal River, Florida. Felburn Park serves as the only trailhead for this little gem. The morning I rode this trail with my trusty partner Brian, a front had just passed through so the humidity was low (for Florida). Be advised, however, that at almost all times of the year, the no-see-ums are relentless. If you choose to stop, make sure to avoid the grass and frequent the many covered stops along the route. Insect repellent is always suggested for any ride in Florida. As stated, with the passage of the front, the day was mostly overcast so no sunscreen was needed. Sunscreen is strongly recommended for the fair of skin when braving the outdoors in Florida. Your skin can burn well into the winter months since we are blessed with more direct rays of the sun due to our southern latitude.