Lee Ellen Harder's Visit to Sebring

On a beautiful day in February I decided to take a trip on an inland Florida excursion. My destination was Sebring Florida, a town a little over 100 miles from Sanibel. When you think of Sebring you immediately think about the famous race track located there. However, my destination was the Highlands Hammock State Park. This more than 9,000 acre park is know for its old growth hammock, cypress swamps, and the Civilian Conservation Corps museum. After walking for more than an hour on its beautiful trails I finally discovered what brought me here in the first place. An old oak tree more than 1,000 years old and measuring 36 feet around. I stood there in awe for several minutes just thinking about what this tree has experienced in its lifetime. It made the trip worthwhile. Hope you enjoy my photos!