Ben Goldfarb's Site: A taste of the real Florida, a little about me, and other stuff.

Introduction to Ben's Photo Gallery

(The slide show above contains some representative photos. It is changed each time this page is reloaded. Click on any one of them to go to the gallery it lives in, and the rest of my photo galleries.)

Recent Albums

Everglades Camping Trip - April 2009

Everglades Camping Trip - April 2009 Jenny and I were going to head down to South Florida to attend my family's Passover dinner and we decided to combine that with a camping trip. Being spring break, most of the popular state parks were jammed, but we found a nice spot in a sparsely populated campground in the isolated Everglades National Park at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula. We also made a brief stop en route from the Everglades to Ft. Lauderdale at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park on Key Largo, which turned out to be a zoo, as expected.  View album...

Northwest Passage II - January 2009

Northwest Passage II - January 2009 It was my bright idea to hike in both Wekiwa Springs State Park and Rock Springs Run State Reserve. Only thing is, they're separated by a river. Nevertheless, troupers that they are, Jenny, RD, and Cosmo agreed to my plan. On the coldest day of the year, we did an approximately 8.5 mile hike, including fording the intervening stream.  View album...

Longleaf Pines Preserve (reprise) - January 2009

Longleaf Pines Preserve (reprise) - January 2009 Our hiking group did not have enough of Longleaf, so we went back. This time, we did the 11-mile linear trail from the east trailhead to the west. Of course, those who did not read my preview were not aware that there would be a half-mile of slogging through standing water. Nevertheless, everybody made it.  View album...

Longleaf Pines Preserve - January 2009

Longleaf Pines Preserve - January 2009 It was a glorious day for a hike -- spring weather in Central Florida. Jenny, RD, and I did a nice six mile hike in one of Volusia County's newest public areas.  View album...

Hontoon Island State Park - December 2008

Hontoon Island State Park - December 2008 "This is not mid-December weather!" Well, it was 80 degrees and the sun was shining. One couldn't have asked for a better day for a short hike around Hontoon Island, visiting the shell mound and just generally having a nice stroll in the park. Hontoon Island has no fees, and there is free shuttle service across the St. Johns River.  View album...

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