We went hiking in a new state park, St. Marks River State Park, on Sunday afternoon. The park is open but not yet developed ---and who knows when it will be. We were the only humans we saw in the couple of hours that we hiked five miles down a sandy road. The place has a very subtle beauty about it. Though it skirts along the St. Marks River, we were never within sight of it. The river floodplain was visible.
The sandy road was full of animal tracks. The light was better coming back out and we saw some very large ones that we tracked for some distance. I was hoping for bear. We are reasonably sure they are panther tracks. They were the size of the palm of my hand.