Then we continue moving eastward over the Tamiami Trail for about a mile. There we will find the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters, which is also a tourist attraction. This creature is a gigantic cryptid similar to a yeti or bigfoot and allegedly expels a strong, unpleasant odor. There is a large database includes sightings and incidents in recent years throughout the geography of the peninsula.
Seven miles into the US 41 will go westward along the Wagon Wheel Rd / CR 837 until it ends, then we will turn left. This stretch is the Birdon Road again, but this time we will be six and a half miles from the Tamiami Trail, which we passed earlier. Exactly two miles after heading south, we’ll turn right again into a new extension of the Wagon Wheel Road. Meanwhile we continue surrounded by an inhospitable environment that is tensely calm. The eternal River of Grass will be the silent company that sometimes emits squawking of birds as they see strangers approaching.
People live here and there is also a school bus stop among such desolation. This territory is home to authentic Gladesmen or men of the marshes. Already at the end of this section we will be on the confluence of this street and SR 29.
The next thing you will see in this final leg is Copeland, with a population of about 275 inhabitants, and which is accessed via the Janes Memorial Scenic Drive, another extension of CR 837. However, some of the houses are on the same road where we're going.
All we have to do now is return to Everglades City, continuing south on State Road 29. A few miles further we’ll reach the end of this spectacular route that will surely keep us entertained for about three hours. It is important to take plenty of fluids and especially sun protection. At the same time, it is essential to have an idea of where we're going to move through, considering alternative routes. We have enough space and comfort to circulate with our bike at all times, but caution is advised.