Running with the Devil
Well, maybe not running, but walking at least. It has been far too long since I did any adventuring, so I headed over to the Devil’s Millhopper. Of course, as soon as I got there, I remembered taking out my camera’s SD card and tossing it on my nightstand where it was doing me no good at all. I did have my phone with me, though, so I used it.
Devil’s Millhopper is a sinkhole that has become part of the Florida State Park system. I have a pass that gets me in all the parks, but I forgot to bring it so I had to pay the $4 fee. Yep, I’m a little out of practice at this whole adventuring thing lately.
To get to the bottom of the sinkhole, you have to walk down approximately 300 stairs. There are landings along the way, and plenty of beauty to gawk at, so you don’t need to feel rushed to do these stairs. There are people who use them as an athletic exercise, just because they’re there.
Every time I come here, it’s a little different. Many of the trees have lost all their leaves at this point, creating a misty screen around the sinkhole.
There was a lake at the bottom, where usually there is a stream, and all the little waterfalls around the hole were streaming into the pond.