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Ascent of Grossman Hammock on 2011-05-14

Climber: Paul Barish

Date:Saturday, May 14, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grossman Hammock
    Location:USA-Florida
    Elevation:10 ft / 3 m

Ascent Trip Report

Grossman Hammock is by far one of the most interesting and beautiful looking natural geographical aspects that I have seen in Florida. From the road all you can see is a giant giant giant meadow of brown and greenish tall grass that is the Everglades, and in it is a huge dense island of lush green trees and other tall plants that is called a hammock. I was driven by my parents with my girl friend in the car as we followed SW 237th Ave. north and then turn left onto SW 160th St. After a short drive on this rode you will get to a fork in the road that is next to a small building,follow the arrow on the sign that points towards the Chekika camp grounds right. Shortly after that turn you will see on your left a sign for Chekika where you pass a gate and follow the road in passed an unmaned guard house to the parking lot. Make sure to stay left at the fork imidiatly after the guard house. (The gate may be closed as it was for us but we just parked the car and stepped over then walked to the parking lot in about 15 or less minutes)Once in the parking lot you there are two board walks that are connected. I took the one on the left. My girl friend and I walked about 3 minutes on board walk and trail untill we got to an open area (we could see the connecting board 10 feet to our right) that had bathrooms, picknick tables and a few structures with tables under them to be protected from the weather. There are many points in this opening that looked like hills but I think they were man made so I just ran all over to every area that looked even slightly higher including all the man made hills. We then walked back to the parking lot on the other board walk.
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country



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