Maria Llorens

Hi there, I’m Maria Llorens, a.k.a. Sawgrass. I’m from Miami, Florida. Ironically, not many Floridians know about the Florida Trail, so I hope sharing my thru-hike beginning in Nov. 2022 will inspire more folks to explore our beautiful and (admittedly) weird state. Prior to this first thru-hike, I worked in publishing and nonprofit legal work. In the past few years, I took up hiking, film photography, and road tripping primarily in Florida and the southern U.S. You can check out my photos and writing on Instagram @dispatchesfromtheswamp and on my website, dispatchesfromtheswamp.com.

Posts

The Florida Trail, Part 2: From the Ocean to the Pines

The Florida Trail, Part 2: From the Ocean to the Pines

Read Part 1 of my Florida Trail updates here. Tammy’s Hideaway At the end of Day 4, I arrived in a public park where the

Nov 24, 2022 : Maria Llorens
The Florida Trail, Part 1: Sand Flies and Sand Dunes

The Florida Trail, Part 1: Sand Flies and Sand Dunes

Hello from the Florida Trail! It feels surreal to already have been on the trail for over two weeks. It's been a bumpy ride at the start, but I

Nov 23, 2022 : Maria Llorens
Trying to Be Like Sawgrass: Why I’m Thru-Hiking the (Unpopular) Florida Trail

Trying to Be Like Sawgrass: Why I’m Thru-Hiking the (Unpopular) Florida Trail

In the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with Florida. I know that’s a controversial statement given our state’s status as a haven of weirdos and

Oct 21, 2022 : Maria Llorens