Step 6 of the countdown to the opening hike was approving the FTA flagged route. What was approved? After FTA flagged the trail corridor in 2013, the Eglin AFB representative from Jackson Guard visited the proposed trailhead site. I was not there but here is what he might have seen on the flagged trail.
The new trail will officially open on June 7, 2014, National Trails Day. It's happening along US Hwy 331 at Owl's Head Rd. Sign up for the opening hike is here: meetup.com/Florida-Trail-Choctawhatchee-Chapter/events/174370952/
See Step 1: vimeo.com/wholeo/fta1 – Step 2: vimeo.com/wholeo/fta2 – Step 3: vimeo.com/wholeo/fta3 – Step 4: vimeo.com/wholeo/fta4 – Step 5: vimeo.com/wholeo/fta5
Credits: Tom Daniel VP of Trails FTA, video © 2014 Caroling wholeo.net