Rohrig and Katana started their hike on January 8, at the trailhead in Big Cypress, in the Everglades. He estimated it would take them between two and three months to make their way across the state to Fort Pickens.
The trail was mostly flat — but that’s where the ease ended. “It was very wet, muddy, buggy and at times we were wading through water, mud or swamp for miles ... sometimes up to my waist,” Rohrig said. “It was a tough, wet year to hike this trail.”