3/22/13 5pm - CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!
I've been wanting to explore Congaree for a long time. There are lots of trails, so we will have to make several trips this year to see it all. The Charleston Group has been invited to join us.
Per the Congaree website, "Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees. "
This will be a long day with a 2 1/2 hour drive each way from Bluffton. Bring bug repellent, lunch, lots of snacks, and plenty of water.
This hike will include both Boardwalks, the Weston Lake Loop, and the Oakridge Trail Loop, for an appx 8.5 mile hike. We will stop and rest in the middle of the hike at Wise Lake, and have lunch. There will also be an easy opportunity to pull out of the main hike after lunch, for an appx 4-5 mile hike. The shorter hikers can then explore the Visitors Center and/or more of the boardwalk trails, while waiting for the rest of the hikers.
For those meeting us there, we will meet near the Harry Hampton Visitor Center at 10:30am.
We will possibly carpool from:
- Outback in Bluffton, (meet at 7:30am, leave at 7:35am sharp)
- Wendy's, next to the truck stop at the intersection of I-95 and 278, Exit 8 HHI exit (meet at 7:55am, leave by 8:00am sharp)
- TCBY, next to the Marathon Gas Station at the intersection of I-95 and Hwy 17, Exit 33 towards Charleston (meet at 8:30am, leaving 8:35am sharp).
SO, when RSVPing, please state where you are coming from and where you want to meet us. Nancy. [masked]
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