Class of 2014

While the hiking season of 2014 started out mellow in South Florida, it dropped some significant water on hikers as they continued through Northeast Florida and the Panhandle. 2014 was the first season for hikers to experience the new Kissimmee River section, as it switched from the west side of the river to the east side at the very end of December 2013. This was also the first year for the new Southern Terminus marker to be set in place in a large piece of limestone in front of the Oasis Visitor Center at Big Cypress National Preserve.

Hikers completing the Florida Trail in 2014

Rayana “Acorn” Adra, Witchita KS
Stephen “Smiley the Champ” Ashworth, Terrell TX
David “Problem Bear” Breinke, Sacramento CA
Melton “Grits” Cockrell, Quitman GA
Debbie “Landcruiser” Crowder, St. Lucie FL
Charles “Chase” Davidson, Axton VA
Timothy “Mountain Prana” Fearn, St. George UT
Rob “Inspector Gadget” Flynn, Tallahassee FL
“Freebird”, Honolulu HI
Eric “Balls” Gjonnes, Salem OR
Pattie “Trooper” Hessenius, Austin TX
Brett “M-80” Hessenius and Willow “Wonder Girl”, Austin TX
Amanda “Rainbow” Hus, Tampa FL
Allen “Gandhi” Krabill, New Orleans LA
Kyle “Dead Animal” Kuschel, Gillette WY
David “Ole” O’Neill, Bakersfield CA
Albert “Ninja Tortoise” Scott, Eugene OR
Molly “Haiku” Shubert, St. George UT
Sarah Slay, Pensacola FL
Jon “Salty” Slay, Pensacola FL
Williams “Estero” Stephens, Tampleton PA