The soil here is covered with limestone bedrock. Acids in the rain and dissolved plant material have slowly, over centuries, eaten away at the limestone. The stone erosion has created caves, sinkholes and even disappearing rivers. It is an eerie place because the Florida trail skirts deep crevices some of which are hidden by dense brush. I moves slowly, as usual, but am fascinated by the geologic environment. This is Aucilla at its best.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013