This weekend, I ventured into the Big Cypress National Preserve for an overnight hiking trip. Big Cypress is a 729,000 acre preserve in South Florida that lies directly West of Miami. The soggy, swampy preserve contains both tropical and temperate plants, as well as animals like the Florida Panther and the American Alligator.
Given the recent setbacks, nothing clears the mind like the wilderness and I needed that. I put my reputation on the line and ultimately got burned by someone who foolishly endangered the entirely endeavor before it had even started.
Unbeknownst to me, I was left in the dark regarding much of the decisions, especially pertaining to the expedition’s finances. I have decided to raise my own funds and will go and seek out the dinosaur of the Congo with my own team.