Welcome to #gatorhurdles! There were many alligators in my path at Everglades National Park. The park is vast but does not have many trails for hiking so I ran the 16 mile tram road in Shark Valley. I added a couple of very short trails they have off of the road plus the climb up the observation tower.

Alligators were regularly on the tram road. Most of the time they either just laid there or moved away when I came running by. I was tempted to jump over them but thought that might not be a good idea.


The Everglades is a fun and fascinating place. It is so different than what I often think as the"typical" National Park - mountains, forests and rivers. This is why learning about and visiting our National Parks is so important. The diversity alone is intriguing. Hope you can visit as many as you can.


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