23-Mar-2003 -- Returning to Orlando from a visit to Atlanta, I decided to tag the last two "reasonable" confluences in Florida that I hadn't visited yet. "Reasonable" meaning, "not underwater" or "20 miles by foot into the Everglades".
I cruised down Eastern Alabama on a postcard day and got into north Florida around 4:00p, with the odds on my side that I'd reach 35N 85W before sunset. I had a great Florida atlas and I remembered the descriptions of the first visitors to these spots, so I didn't imagine I'd have a tough time.
This confluence is located in the middle of the Apalachicola Forest, a beautiful area I've never been to before. The woods are very sparse and it's tall pines most of the way. Florida is great that way, because you've got pine forests like this in one spot and then amazingly dense underbrush and palmettos in another. Luckily, this confluence is at the end of a dirt road smack dab in the middle of a state campground. There were a few people there with RVs to spend the night, and as I went to use the restroom before taking photos, the campground manager informed me he'd be closing the gate in a few minutes. Fighting low batteries in both the camera and the GPS, I managed to capture some images of the campground at sunset.