The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 6, 1997 · Page 23
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 23

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Saturday, December 6, 1997
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THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1 997 23A; : w v .J,. IP" I tf v " JOHN J. LOPINOTStaff Photographer JOHN J. LOPINOTStaff Photographer BOB KINGStaff Photographer Bud KlNGbtatT Photographer Visitors slog their way through the Big CiarisarteS ' Cypress National Preserve The observation tower at Shark Valley is silhouetted under the Canoeists paddle along the ' to tram riders. Sunset National Park. Decades ago, the wildlife was much more Plenty : on a tour sponsored oy nature pnotograpner uyae butcner. He glow or a tuii moon wnen wnumc is vwuic u, uc u. u, . ... r- - . h t and otner savs he's seen 'all kinds of neat stuff while wadine in the cv- tram rides offer a chance to see the wildlife that emerges as The park offers a vanety of canoe tnals - long, short ana . srapher Clyde Butcher. He glow of a full moon when wildlife is visible press stands off the park's main road. dusk descends. lengths in between. h (ytt:;; to ! MM IN f i, It!", it,- '- "!'' 4 I 'ft I " iv ft M- I; Walking on the wild side Here are some off-beat ways to experience Everglades National Park. Sure, millions of us live near the Everglades. But how often do we venture into it? No, whizzing past on Alligator Alley doesn't count. Here are a few suggestions:' . i Go slogging: Yeah, that's right plunge into the muck and wade amid the sawgrass and cypress trees. Don't expect to see a lot of alligators, but you'll get a close look at plants you otherwise might miss. (Bring a change of clothes, though.) ' The National Park Service holds Shark Valley slogs at 10 a.m. on Saturdays from Dec. 27 to April 4. For information, call (305) 221-8776.cqsm : You also can go off on your own, but be careful. Wilderness photographer Clyde Butcher said he's seen "all kinds of neat stuff' while wading in the cypress stands off, the park's main road. ; "It's such an exotic place in our own back yard," said Friends of the Everglades president Joette Lorion, who's more accustomed to the dry safety of a courtroom. "I never thought in my life that I'd put aside my Gucci loafers and put on a pair of Reeboks and get in it, but I'm glad I did." . The moon over Shark Valley: At the Shark Valley Visitor Center, midway across Tamiami Trail, the park service sponsors moonlit bicycle rides from 5 to 8 p.m. on full-moon nights in January, February and March. Call (305) 221-8776. cqsm. Sunset tram rides offer a chance to see the wildlife that emerges as dusk descends. For reservations, call (305) 221-8455. Canoe the Wilderness Waterway: You'll have a lot to brag about after you've spent eight days paddling 99 twisting miles amid mangrove islands, camping atop wooden platforms while the world's largest mosquitoes try to feast on you. ' Not quite that daring? OK. The park offers shorter canoe trails too, such as the ones at Nine Mile Pond and Hells Bay. Both are off the main park road. At the park's west end, the newly restored Turner River offers a canoeing route from the Big Cypress National Preserve south into the park. People can launch canoes from Tamiami Trail just west of Turner River Road (County Road 839). i -i . i t 14 m 1 I J699 Soa iAovwi afcore 'I I 1, S '1 If" . ?! Classic La-Z-Boy high-leg recliner -your choice. Straight Chippendale or Queen Anne leg. Leather La-Z-Boj recliner features top grain leather where the body touches. A great gift. From s199 Genuine La-Z-Boy Kecliner has it all style, comfort and value. 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And when it comes to customer service, ours is second to none. From professional deuon assistance to a variety of financing options, our goal is to give you a worry-free shopping experience. So hum to La-B Galleries before this sale is a holiday memory. Hurry! This Offer Ends Soon. i unless we except the few n:: :ns!X--::""-''""-,1 rzr:r r.-" royal palms, not even a rockbound coast with the .spray of ocean waves. . ilnstead, there are lonely distances, intricate and 'monotonous waterways, : birds, sky and water.' f 3 ft' basy r- . . ' Boca Raton: 6500 N. Federal Hwy. 241-2443 West Palm beach: 2223 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. 684-1204 Lake Worth: 6155 Lake Worth Rd. 965-7555 MON.-FRI. 10 AM-9 PM, SAT. 10AM-6 PM, SUN. NOON-6 PM rmancmy Available. We Make The Rooms That Make A Home.' O S L I 6 MPS. SAME AS CASH : DANIEL B. BEARD I Everglades National Park Project, 1938

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