The Youth Campers went to the 10,000 Islands area of Florida on a five day canoe trek with "Going
the Distance Ministery." There were a total of 12 people in six canoes and we made great new friends.
The 10,000 Islands are created by the interaction of the water flowing from the Everglades and the
Gulf of Mexico. The outer islands face the salt water and have sand and shell beaches. As you move to the interior
the channels formed by the flow of the "River of Grass" form muddy islands covered with mangroves. Unlike the freshwater
areas of the interior Everglades this region is brackish. Saltwater tides influence the islands flora and fauna.
The channels between the islands form a laberynthine maze. It is a unique habitat and a great place to canoe trek.
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