Hiking 6:02:51  21.06 mi (17:14 / mi) +105ft 17:09 / mi
shoes: Hoka Mafate Speed 2
A rare successful implementation of an adventure outing on a biz trip! Had a late evening flight plus all my meetings (except for 1) evaporated - leaving the day open.
Headed to Ft. DeSoto County Park (islands at very southern tip of Pinellas County). I ran/rode/"studied" here frequently when at college. Estimating 6 mi. on lovely beaches, 1 mi. on nature trail where I was positively hammered by mosquitos, and rest paved trail. Enjoyed relative quiet, tons of seabirds, shells and even a close-up dolphin sighting!! But in the end, it was too hot (80F), too sunny, and too sandy. Prob won't get a lot of sympathy for that...lol! Feet very painful and blister on R little toe. Pack estimated @ 20+ pds. 15 min. non-moving time - not including 1 conf. call.