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A Day Off In Sebring Florida Before The 69th 12 Hours Race

Sebring, FL – The 2021 12 Hours of Sebring was simply amazing. The race was awesome even though I did not get to see much of it, and the people were “crazy” fun to put it mildly.

Since we were in Sebring the week before the Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advanced Auto Parts, I was able to take a day to myself and explore a few nature trails and state parks. The Highlands Hammock State Park was by far my favorite one during this trip.

I am sure that you all can not wait to hear about what happened in the official Sebring merchandise tent store during the 69th 12 Hours of Sebring. There are some great stories to tell, and they will all be in my next blog.  In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that you are in luck if you missed out on getting your 69th Sebring Event gear because we have limited amounts of the event wear still in stock.

The 69th Poster Tee in Blue or Green. The official Event POSTER or event PROGRAM. An official 69th patch they designed just for this year.  A couple different styles of event hats, the Navy/Red and Black/Navy. They also made a great “Making Legends 12 Hours at a Time” event shirt in grey that was popular during race weekend.

As my friend Arnold once said “I’ll Be Back”

Below are a few photos I took while hiking the park and the official description of the place from their website.

 

 

From the Highlands State Park website:

Highlands Hammock State Park is a 9000acre park 4mi west of Sebring in Highlands County, Florida, off U.S. 27. The park opened in 1931, four years before the Florida state park system was created. Ecology Flora Elevated boardwalks meander through an old-growth bald cypress swamp with cabbage palmettos, ferns, bromeliads, orchids and other epiphytes. Some trees are believed to be over a thousand years old, and one is possibly the largest oak in Florida, with a girth of over 36ft.FaunaWhite-tailed deer, American alligators, gopher tortoises, frogs, otters, golden silk spiders, pileated woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, and Florida scrub jays are common in the park. Florida black bears, bald eagles, white ibis, gray squirrels, bobcats, and the rare Florida panther are seen on occasion.

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