Everglades Water Trail Camping

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Leaving Everglades City: 42 degrees and frosty clear.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

The 17-foot Carolina Skiff beached safely in the lee of Picnic Key.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Setting up camp on New Turkey Key.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Jeff plotting the course with required reading--the chart.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Driftwood sculptures abound along water trails in the Everglades.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Inshore waters provide calm cruising when the wind picks up.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Mangrove swamps provide excellent cover for a relaxing lunch break.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Swamp path on Sandfly Key.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Cell phone coverage is spotty at best along the water trails.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Jeff pretending he knows where he's going.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

That dark spot in the trees is a channel.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

After 3 miles the canopy thins, and blue sky is visible once again.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Looking back at Lostman's Bay.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Wilderness Waterway markers provide excellent perches for local wildlife.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Portapotti in paradise.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

The gators are always watching, even if you don't see them.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

Chickees offer protection for overnight camping when cruising water trails in the Everglades.David Seidman

Everglades Water Trail Camping

The 17-foot Carolina Skiff is perfectly suited for cruising these backwater routes.David Seidman