In a month-long adventure, the South Carolina 7 (SC7) Expedition journeyed across South Carolina. Tom Mullikin, Chairman of the South Carolina Floodwater Commission, invited the public to join again, in the second journey “From the Mountains to the Sea”. Eddie and I signed up! Like many others across South Carolina, we wanted to experience the beauty of the State and join the conversation about what we can do to protect our environment.
The cross-state expedition followed the Palmetto Trail for over 300 miles. And is spanned some of the most scenic and diverse beauty in South Carolina.
It was fascinating to see the land change each day of the expedition. Mountain ridges and waterfalls transformed into rivers and lakes; forests and swamps; and towns large and small sprinkled in between!
Even the names of South Carolina’s landform regions conjure visions of mystery and awe. There’s Mountain Bog, Piedmont Woodlands, Piedmont Prairie, Longleaf Pine Savanna, and Maritime Forest.
In addition to hiking, the itinerary includes other outdoor activities to highlight outdoor enjoyment in South Carolina. Expedition members enjoyed whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and scuba diving.
See the beauty of South Carolina and learn what you can do to protect it. Join the SC7 Expedition next year, in person or virtually. Go to 30 Days. One Epic Adventure to see the itinerary. Or, create your own journey across South Carolina. Share your adventures by using the hashtags: #SC7wonders and #30days1epic adventure.
See more of Marie’s stories about the Palmetto Trail on Travel Notes and Storytelling at the links below.
Five Reasons to Love the South Carolina Botanical Garden
Lake Moultrie Passage with Tom Mullikin and South Carolina 7 Expedition
Civil War History and Piedmont Forest on the Palmetto Trail
Live Oaks, Palmettos, and Pines Amid Scenic Coastal Marsh and Maritime Forest