The Life with Wanda Myles
- 12/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
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Experience wild Florida with this guide to 100 off-the-grid hikes from every corner of the state. Florida’s five water management districts encompass millions of acres of public property that include thousands of miles of public trails. In Backcountry Trails of Florida, Terri Mashour explains where to find these little-known routes, which ecosystems they feature, and how to plan your perfect outdoor adventure.
Mashour describes the hidden wonders hikers will discover in each district. Northwest Florida offers views of sandhills, clear and cold springs, and river bluffs. The Suwannee River area is crisscrossed with meandering creeks. In the St. Johns River watershed, conservation lands include large cattle ranches, lakeshores, and levee restoration projects. In Southwest Florida, manatee swim up rivers from the Gulf of Mexico. And the South Florida district is home to water treatment areas, pine flatwoods, and the mangrove islands of the Everglades.
As a former land manager who has taken care of many of the areas these trails cross, Mashour shares her experiences working with cowboys and ranchers and her love of the Florida backcountry. Whether you are a hiker, trail runner, off-road bicyclist, or equestrian, this guidebook will help you locate and enjoy wide expanses of pristine nature not far from your own backyard.
Miami's Original Urban Rock Jam Band with an eclectic groove of sound and poetry like no other band in the world.
The Oski Foundation is Miami's Original Urban Rock Jam Band. The band blends a special brew of Old School Rock, Funk and Soul with today's New School modern Hip-Hop and R&B. No two shows are ever the same. They are definitely a must see live band that has graced the stages of many legendary venues and festivals. The band has held residencies at Chris Blackwell's Marlin Hotel and The World Famous Tobacco Road. You never know who is gonna join this forever changing show. The band loves to invite other artists and musicians on stage to jam out and make music magic. The band has mastered getting crowds to sing along with their songs even if it's the first time they hear it. Sharing the stage and showing love for other artists and bands is what The Oski Foundation is all about. They have shared the stage and bill with many well known bands and artists such as John Fogerty, Aaron Neville, Marcia Ball, Stone Temple Pilots, Cheap Trick, Third Eye Blind, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, Dougie Fresh, Perpetual Groove, Iko-Iko, Juke, Afro Beta, Purple?, Cubita Da Poet, Chellie G, Chico V, Bottles Belefonte, Affiliated Soul, Fresh Air, Big Brooklyn Red, Jennifer Kaiser, Paola Espina, Nature's Fury, Elements Of Soul, Aboriginal, Lee Williams, MekroniuM, Electric Piquete, Eric Vick Band, 1000 Pounds Of Thrust, Aeronave, Jahfe, The Spam All Stars and many more. The Oski Foundation's music has been heard on TV and Radio commercials for Macy's and Calvin Klein. The band's music has also been featured in short films like Bernard, The Pawn Shop and The Bottom: A Documentary About The Miami Music Scene, yet to be released.
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