2022 SC7 Expedition Field Guide

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D I G I TA L F I E L D G U I D E

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SOUTH CAROLINA

WHO WE ARE

SOUTH CAROLINA SC7 is a partnership between two South Carolina based non-profit organizations, Global Eco Adventures and the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. The mission of SC7 is to get people in the outdoors so they gain an appreciation for the outdoors, and therefore begin to actively do their part to protect the outdoors.

2022 PRESENTING SPONSOR


A message from our EXPEDITION LEADER July 2022 is our 3rd annual SC7 Expedition. Our goal with each expedition is to promote the amazing natural wonders and outdoor recreation opportunities in our beautiful state and to raise awareness of the work happening almost daily to make our state more resilient. Our team is dedicated to being the change we wish to see in our world by living the message we preach. During July we will be hiking from the mountains to the sea. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. During the rest of the year we work with remarkable partners to pick up litter, clean our waterways, plant 3.4 million trees, build artificial reefs off the coast, provide environmental education programs, and more. We invite you to join us on the trail on our public participation days. Virtually follow us daily on Facebook and Instagram. Together we will BE THE CHANGE!!

Tom Mullikin


THE EXPEDITION Utilizing the 350-mile Palmetto Trail l as the guiding pathway, the SC7 Expedition is a 30-day adventure across the state of South Carolina. The purpose of the SC7 Expedition is to highlight the amazing natural resources in our state AND to build awareness of the tremendous work that is being done to protect these resources and create resiliency strategies related to a changing climate. SC has experienced a severe weather event each year since 2015, costing our state billions of dollars. The SC7 Team is dedicated to not simply talking about strategies to build resiliency, we are actually doing something. From picking up 3.5 tons of litter annually and planting over 3 million trees to cleaning waterways and building artificial reefs along our coast…we are committed to BE THE CHANGE!


We invite you to join us! YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG VIRTUALLY THROUGH OUR DAILY INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK VIDEOS

KEY EVENTS (Public Participation Days) Public Participation Days – the public is welcomed to participate in any day of the expedition from July 1st – July 24th alongside the expedition team. However, our key events are designed with public participation in mind for your convenience. Please read the participation guidelines below. July 27th – July 30th the public can participate through Adventure Out events; these require registration which can be accessed through a link in this guide.

YOU CAN ALSO JOIN US ON THE TRAIL ON OUR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION DAYS BY FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES:

Your participation is at your own risk. Please print, complete, sign, and present the Consent Form found on the SC7 website. Your participation gives us permission to use your photograph in all SC7 marketing platforms. You are responsible for your own hiking gear, water, and food. You are responsible for your own transportation from the end of each hike back to your vehicle. If this is not possible, we will make an announcement each day when we reach the halfway point. At this time, you can turn around and hike back to your vehicle. The itinerary will indicate when there is a fee to participate. Those fees are the responsibility of each individual. The itinerary will indicate days that are not open for participation (for example, rafting the Chattooga River). On these days, suggestions will be offered for alternative activities. Each day within this guide contains clickable links to maps and more detailed location information.

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Dr. Tom Mullikin

Expedition Leader “SC7 is an expedition across one of the most beautiful places on earth - the Palmetto State. An expedition from the Mountains to the Sea designed to introduce mountains, rivers, waterfalls, trails and a beautiful coastline and encourage meaningful conversation about conservation of these beautiful areas.”

MICHELLE MCCOLLUM

Logistics Officer and Detail Aficionado

“SC7 is a first-of-its-kind expedition to involve thousands of people in one spectacular event. I love being a part of this effort that highlights the work of our residents, communities, and corporations to not only provide outdoor recreation, but also to protect our resources for future generations.”

ABBEY STEVENS

Exercise Enthusiast and Team Science Nerd

“Our passion is to highlight all of the great natural wonders and communities our unique state has to offer. From kayaking in mountain rivers, to exploring the ACE Basin, South Carolina has something to offer everyone, and we are here to encourage you to experience each one firsthand.”

DR. SUSAN JOHNSON

Team Cheerleader and Green Health Guru

“It’s such an honor to be a part of the SC7 Expedition team, representing MUSC as the title sponsor and walking the walk to promote the health benefits of nature. Being in and caring for the natural environment is health promoting for people and the planet and being a part of SC7 is a great way for me to help to raise awareness toward the common goal of creating a healthy, thriving state for generations to come.

W. Thomas Smith Jr.

Media and Special Projects

“SC7 showcases much of why I love my home state of South Carolina – its rich history, its mystique, its geographic wonders, and the people – and why there is no other destination on the planet quite like it. Increasing numbers of adventure travelers from around the world are now spending four weeks a year exploring the byways and backcountry wilds of the Palmetto State and discovering along the way why so much has been written about her since the Spanish first landed here in the early 1500s.”


Thomas Mullikin, Jr.

Expedition Member and Team Packhorse

“SC7 was designed to showcase the many natural wonders that we have right here in South Carolina and the daily activities allows anyone to be a part of the expedition. Come out and join us!”

BRANT Tomlinson

Team Jokester and Daily Task Master “Being a part of the SC7 Expedition Team has been a great experience. And, it gets better every year. It is a humbling experience to meet so many great folks across our state who are doing so many great things for our environment.”

Dewayne Gary

Team Member and Expedition Chef

Social Media Influencer “There is nothing more rewarding than being a part of something larger than oneself. With the SC7 Expedition, everyone makes a difference by joining, following, and spreading the word about the beauty of the Palmetto State and what we can all do to keep it that way.”

Rob Hochstetler

Engineer and Exceptional Delegator

“SC7 is about sharing our state’s great outdoors with the world. Any chance to be outside with other likeminded individuals visiting some of the most extraordinary places in the world is something I look forward to every year.”

SC7 EXPEDITION TEAM

MARIE GOFF

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“SC7 is a very organized way for people to experience the 7 wonders of South Carolina. It’s very comforting for me to see that South Carolina can compete with any other destination around the world with its beautiful mountains and seas.”


Presenting Sponsor:

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Daily Adventure Partners: Each day our Daily Adventure Partners are coordinating with the Core Expedition Team on the day’s adventure. They are involved in planning logistics, actively participating in the day’s event, and providing lunch to the core team. We appreciate the work they do in their individual communities and companies to get people in the outdoors for health and wellness and for their ongoing work towards the environmental resiliency of South Carolina.

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*Map locations are for visual & informational purposes only. For daily location logistics, please view the 2022 SC7 Digital Field Guide.

KEY EVENT

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Day 1 - Oconee Passage

Day 11 - Musgrove Mill Battlefield Trail

Day 21 - Black River Preserve

Day 2 - Yellow Branch Falls

Day 12 - Barefoot Acres Farm

Day 22 - Cypress Gardens

Day 3 - Eastatoe Passage

Day 13 - Enoree Passage

Day 23 - Mepkin Abbey

Day 4 - Carrick Creek Trail

Day 14 - Newberry Passage

Day 24 - Fort Fair Lawn

Day 5 - Chattooga River

Day 15 - Peak to Prosperity Trail

Day 25 - Drum Island

Day 6 - Sassafras Mountain

Day 16 - Historic Camden

Day 26 - Middleton Place Plantation

Day 7 - Jocassee Gorges

Day 17 - Saluda River

Day 27 - Edisto River Kayaking

Day 8 - Middle Saluda Passage Hike

Day 18 - Columbia Canal & Riverfront Park

Day 28 - ACE Basin Exploration

Day 9 - Kings Mountain National Military Park

Day 19 - Congaree National Park

Day 29 - Bull Island Exploration

Day 10 - Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

Day 20 - Old Santee Canal Trail

Day 30 - Smart Reef Event


Key EVENTS

Public Participation Days

Public Participation Days – the public is welcomed to participate in any day of the expedition from July 1st – July 24th alongside the expedition team. However, our key events are designed with public participation in mind for your convenience. Please read the participation guidelines on page 4 of the guide for more details. July 27th – July 30th the public can participate through Adventure Out events; these require registration which can be accessed through a link in this guide.

APPALACHIANS to THE ATLANTIC FITNESS CHALLENGE:

MIDLANDS ADVENTURE

This is a virtual challenge open to individuals, families, groups, and businesses. Join the fun and virtually hike, bike, run, walk, or paddle South Carolina. The event will conclude on July 30, 2022. Participants will challenge themselves to complete 100, 250, or 500 miles.

July 16th – 19th will be our Midlands Adventure days. Beginning in historic Camden with a full day of events. West Columbia and Cayce hosts our day tubing on the Saluda with an evening social at Savage Craft Ale Works. Bring your friends, family and co-workers out on the 17th to hike with the Mayor and, to finish our Midlands Adventure, we will explore Congaree National Park on the 19th.

sc7 expedition kick-off event (July 1, 2022)

SMART REEF EVENT (July 30th):

The kick-off event is held at Oconee State Park on the morning of July 1st each year. Elected officials, community leaders and press are present to formally begin the monthlong expedition.

Our Finish Line event this year will be, literally, in the Atlantic Ocean. Join the expedition team as they partner with Coastal Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Force Blue to deploy smart reefs along the South Carolina Coast. Join the team at 8:30 a.m. at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant for the boat launch of this amazing event.

URBAN TRAILS (July 10, 2022) On July 10th, the core expedition team will join Spartanburg residents along the Mary Black Trail to celebrate getting kids in the outdoors and the importance of providing outdoor opportunities in urban settings. The City of Spartanburg’s Parks & Recreation Department and PAL will be on site providing a variety of activities and food trucks will be available.

YAKKING THE RIVER (July 16, 2022) Join the SC7 Expedition Team and community leaders as Kershaw County hosts a day on the beautiful and scenic Wateree River. Food, vendors, activities and more will be part of this family-friendly event.

ADVENTURE OUT WEEKEND: Explore Charleston, MUSC and SC7 will be hosting a weekend full of outdoor adventure in Charleston. The event will include a variety of events such as sunrise yoga, paddleboarding, and more. The event will run from July 27 – July 30.

FINISH LINE RECEPTION The SC7 Expedition Team will celebrate the end of our epic adventure at the Dancing on the Cooper concert at the Waterfront Park in Mt. Pleasant. Wet Nose Dogs will be performing that evening and advance tickets are suggested. A link to tickets can be accessed on the July 30th page of this guide.


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Oconee County - “Garden of the GODS” K I C K O F F & O C O N E E PA S S A G E H I K E

Activities: Hiking + Biking

Length: 4 miles

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Oconee Passage begins in Oconee State Park and ends at Oconee Station State Historical Site, a backcountry military garrison and trading post from the 1790s. From the park, the passage follows a scenic roadbed that pinches into a path along the mountain ridgeline. From the ridgeline into Station Cove, the passage drops about 1,000 feet for a challenging, one-way descent. Turn right where Oconee Passage intersects with Station Cove Falls Trail and walk the quarter-mile spur to the popular Station Cove Falls. One of the prettiest in the county, the waterfall is a majestic 60-foot, tiered cascade.

Difficulty: Moderate (hiking) Difficult (biking)

Mission:

Hike the Oconee Passage (4 miles) of the Palmetto Trail.

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Length: 3.0 miles

Activities: Hiking + Biking

Difficulty: Moderate

Overview : This moderately difficult out-and-back trail leads you to the base of a spectacular 50-foot vertical cascade. Starting from the parking area, you will hike approximately .2 mile on the Yellow Branch Nature Trail, before you come to the junction with the Yellow Branch Falls Trail. You will pass through groves of dignified hardwoods and cross meandering creek bottoms before turning to circumnavigate the steep terrain. In the winter when the trees are bare, you can see the Walhalla vicinity as you hike. Wear sturdy shoes and use extra caution during wet conditions as this trail skirts the edges of deep ravines. Conversely, if it hasn’t rained for some time, the falls may be just a trickle of water over a series of ledges.

Mission:

Hike and explore Yellow Branch Falls. Participants are encouraged to explore the nearby Stumphouse Park after the main hike.

Suggested Lodging :

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Click to explore the Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park


Day 3 - Sunday, July 3rd

EASTATOE PASSAGE HIKE

Activities: Hiking

Length: 4.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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The Eastatoe Passage offers a perfect walk in the woods — picturesque views and just strenuous enough. The passage travels along Eastatoe Creek upstream from Lake Keowee and climbs through mountain forest in the acclaimed Jocassee Gorges with its abundance of flowers, birds and wildlife.

Mission:

Hike the Eastatoe Passage of the Palmetto Trail. (4.6 Miles) beginning at Keowee Toxaway parking area and ending at Dug Mtn. Angler Access parking area.

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TABLE ROCK STATE PARK 158 Ellison Ln / Pickens, SC 29671 (864) 638-5353


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START: Keowee-Toxaway Parking Area 108 Residence Dr / Sunset, SC 29685 FINISH: Dug Mountain Angler Access Parking Area

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Day 4 - Monday, July 4th

CARRICK CREEK TRAIL HIKE

Length: 2 miles

Activities: Hiking

Difficulty: Moderate

Mission:

Hike the Carrick Creek Trail. For fun, participants are encourged to wear red, white & blue.

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Begins: 9 AM

Suggested Lodging :

TABLE ROCK STATE PARK 158 Ellison Ln / Pickens, SC 29671 (864) 638-5353 START: TABLE ROCK STATE PARK 158 Ellison Ln / Pickens, SC

DAY 4 - MONDAY, JULY 4th

This 2 mile trail loop provides some breathtaking views of Table Rock State Park. A circuit of the Carrick Creek Trail will take you about one hour to complete, and is clearly marked with green blazes on tree trunks throughout the trail. You begin your hike at an elevation of 1,160 feet at the Nature Center, and rise to 1,520 feet with numerous views of cascading waterfalls as you pass through a forest that includes a dominant oak-hickory forest, scattered pines, and hemlock. An observation deck less than 100 yards up the trail at Carrick Creek Falls allows outdoor enthusiasts to be a part of the great South Carolina outdoors.

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Day 5 - Tuesday, July 5th

CHATTOOGA RIVER RAFTING

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Famed as the location of the movie Deliverance, the Chattooga River is the crown jewel of southeastern rafting in a truly natural undeveloped setting offering the best and most challenging white water in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain region. The Chattooga was named a National Wild and Scenic River on May 10, 1974 - just 6 years after the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was established on October 2, 1968. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is celebrating its 53rd Anniversary this year.

Mission:

Raft the Chattooga River.

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THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN FOR PARTICIPATION! CLICK THE AD TO THE RIGHT TO DISCOVER AWESOME ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES.

Suggested Lodging:

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Day 6 - Wednesday, July 6th

Roof of the palmetto state (Summit Sassafras Mountain) 2ND WONDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Overview :

Sassafras Mountain, the Roof of the Palmetto State is the highpoint of South Carolina at 3533 feet above sea level. Our hike will summit Sassafras Mountain beginning at the Chimneytop Gap Trailhead and continuing to Sassafras Mountain. (2.1 miles total) From the top you are able to view 6,000’ and other mountains in the distance. The geology of Sassafras Mountain reflects millions of years of plate tectonics. It lies within the inner Piedmont belt and is thought to be part of a continental fragment that attached or even reattached North America during the Middle Ordovician at a time of continental collision and mountain building called the Taconic Orogeny (mountain-building episode). These geologic processes caused active stream down-cutting and the resultant modern scenic gorges and waterfalls that surround Sassafras Mountain.

Length: 2.1 miles

Activities: Hiking

Difficulty: Easy

Mission:

Hike from Chimneytop Gap Trailhead to Sassafras Mountain along the Foothills Trail. (2.1 Miles)

Suggested Lodging :

TABLE ROCK STATE PARK 158 Ellison Ln / Pickens, SC 29671 (864) 638-5353


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Day 7 - Thursday, July 7th

JOCASSEE GORGES HIKE

3RD WONDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Overview :

The Jocassee Gorges were named by National Geographic as one of the “50 of the Last Great Places.” In the uppermost reaches of South Carolina, the clear waters of Lake Jocassee splash against the base of the Blue Ridge Escarpment that represent the sharp transition between the South Carolina Mountains and the Piedmont. Here forested slopes drop in elevation by 2,000 vertical feet in a matter of one to two miles. The name “Jocassee,” according to Native American legend, means “Place of the Lost One.” The region is characterized by a high diversity of flora and fauna as a result of its location at the interface between the mountains and piedmont. Both mountain and piedmont plant communities are represented in the area creating a transitional zone from lower rolling hills to higher elevation mountains. The region has drawn the attention of scientists for centuries. It is where, in the mid-1700s, William Bartram discovered the famed azalea along with other species new to science and enjoyed “a view inexpressibly magnificent and comprehensive”. On this day, we will explore the Jocassee Gorges along the Blue Ridge Electric Co-op passage of the Palmetto Trail.

Length: 5.0 miles

Activities: Hiking

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

Mission:

Hike the Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op (Jocassee Gorges) passage of the Palmetto Trail.

Suggested Lodging :

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Length: 4.0 miles

Activities: Hiking

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

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Mission:

Hike the Middle Saluda Passage of the Palmetto Trail from the Jones Gap Parking Area to Rainbow Falls and back.

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Begins: 9 AM

Top 5 Things to Do

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1. Check out the breathtaking views from the Caesars Head Overlook. 2. Come to the Hawk Watch and observe as the raptors migrate to their South American feeding grounds. 3. In the summer, take a dip in the Middle Saluda River or follow the Jones Gap Trail as you go from swimming hole to swimming hole. 4. Hike the Raven Cliff Falls Trail and check out the tallest waterfall in South Carolina.

JONES GAP STATE PARK 303 Jones Gap Road / Marietta, SC

5. Work up a sweat as you hike the Rainbow Falls Trail and then relax in the cooling mist of the falls.

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Day 9 - Saturday, July 9th

Kings Mountain National & STATE MILITARY PARKS

Difficulty: Easy

Overview :

Kings Mountain National and State Military Parks are one of the State’s Liberty Trail locations. The Revolutionary War Battle at Kings Mountain is a unique battle for several reasons. It was one of the few major battles of the war fought entirely between Americans: no British troops served here. In the South, many people were divided. When the war started, some fought for independence, others for loyalty to England.

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Mission:

Explore the historic battlefield and hike the 1.5 mile Battlefield Trail. Following the formal hike, participants are encouraged to explore the National and State Parks on their own.

FREE ADMISSION

Begins: 10 AM

KINGS MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MILITARY PARK VISITOR CENTER 2625 Park Road / Blacksburg, SC

Suggessted Lodging : KINGS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 1277 Park Road / Blacksburg, SC 29702 (803) 222-3209

DAY 9 -SATURDAY, JULY 9th

Activities: Hiking

Length: 1.5 miles

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N A B URAILS TR Day 10 - Sunday, July 10th

CITY OF SPARTANBURG


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Difficulty: Easy

Overview :

The Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail is a 1.9 mile rail-to-trail conversion from a former Norfolk Southern railroad corridor. This paved urban trail came to be known as the MBF Rail Trail, or simply “The Rail Trail” to many local residents. The Trail parallels two major roads and connects many neighborhoods to downtown Spartanburg.

Mission:

Hike the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail within the Palmetto Trail’s Hub City Connector. Activities for kids and individuals will take place at the Rail Yard Community Park. Food trucks will be on site.

Event Details:

Begins: 1 PM

Click to learn more about the Rail Yard Community Park. START: PANTHER PARK 353 Forest Ave / Spartanburg, SC

DAY 10 -Sunday, JULY 10TH

Activities: Hiking

Length: 1.9 miles


Day 11 - Monday, July 11th

MUSGROVE MILL BATTLEFIELD TRAIL

Length: 1.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate Activities: Hiking

Overview :

Musgrove Mill’s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods stands in sharp contrast to the bloody Battle of Musgrove Mill that took place there on Aug.19, 1780. The Revolutionary War historic sites at Musgrove Mill interpret and protect the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The battle, in which the vastly outnumbered Patriot militia outlasted the Loyalists in a surprising victory, is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trail.

Mission:

Hike and Explore Musgrove Mill Historic Site (1.5 mile hike).

Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park.


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GENERAL PARK ADMISSION

Begins: 9 AM flickr/Mark Clifton

MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE 398 State Park Rd / Clinton, SC

Click to learn more about Musgrove Mill State Historic Site.

DAY 12 - MONDAY, JULY 12TH

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Day 12 - Tuesday, July 12th BAREFOOT ACRES FARM

Length: XX miles

Activities: Hiking

Difficulty: Easy

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Overview :

Barefoot Acres is a 52-acre working farm offering a variety of thrilling outdoor adventures and fresh produce, flowers and many barnyard friends. The team will hike the forest trail to the beautiful South Rabon Creek and learn how this farm is using their outdoor space to get folks into nature by offering creative and unique outdoor experiences.

Mission:

Hike the forest trail to South Rabon Creek.

ADMIS

Free Admission

Begins: 9 AM

BAREFOOT ACRES FARM

181 Barefoot Acres Way / Fountain Inn, SC


DAY 10 -Sunday, JULY 10TH

Looking for thrills, challenges, and farm fun experiences? Whether you want to challenge the tree based ropes course, fly down the ziplines, or take part in goat yoga, there are plenty of options at Barefoot Acres.

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Day 13 - Wednesday, July 13th Activities: Hiking

Difficulty: Moderate

Overview : Enoree Passage is 36 continuous Trail miles through Sumter National Forest, linking Newberry, Laurens, and Union counties. The southern trailhead is located at the end of Forest Service Road 379 (Chandler Road) off Old Whitmire Road (SR 81). The Palmetto Trail winds 4 miles through pine ridges and hardwood bottomlands, and crosses Gilders Creek and Indian Creek before joining Buncombe Horse Trail. From the 10 miles to Brick House Campground, hikers and bicyclists share the Trail with equestrians.

Click to learn more about the Enoree Passage of the Palmetto Trail and download the map.

Event Details:

Begins: 9 AM

Mission: Hike the second portion of the Enoree Passage (4.5 miles).

49 Brickhouse Road Whitmire, SC 29178 (Brickhouse Campground)

DAY 13 - TUESDAY, JULY 13TH

Length: 4.5 miles

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Day 14 - Thursday, July 14th

NEWBERRY PASSAGE HIKE

Length: 3 miles

Difficulty: Easy Activities: Hiking

Overview : The Newberry Passage takes the visitor along shaded sidewalks passing antebellum homes; Newberry College, founded in 1856; a renovated Main Street with shops, cafes, bars and ice cream parlors; and several historic buildings such as the Old Court House and the Opera House. Newberry is known as the “City of Friendly Folks” and it lives up to its’ name as everyone who visits is made to feel welcome.

Click to learn more about the Newberry Passage of the Palmetto Trail and download the map.

Event Details:

Begins: 10:30 AM

Mission:

Hike the urban portion of the Newberry Passage (3.0 miles) from mile post 5 to mile post 3.

START: 3124 College Ave / Newberry, SC


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PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEXANDER KREHER/ OST HAUS

PEAK TO PROSPERITY PASSAGE

Newberry Electric Cooperative is a proud partner of an electric cooperative network powering your adventures across the state since 1940. www.nec.coop


Day 15 - Friday, July 15th

peak to prosperity HIKE Courtesy of Danielle Kent

Length: 3.5 miles

Activities: Hiking + Biking

Difficulty: Moderate

Overview : The Peak to Prosperity Passage proceeds west from the Alston trailhead in Fairfield County across the impressive Broad River trestle. The historic railroad bridge was built in 1890 and crosses the Broad River. The view from the 1,100-foot-long bridge is spectacular, especially when bald eagles soar. An earlier bridge was intentionally burned by Confederate troops during the Civil War to slow the advance of General Sherman’s troops. Across the river in Newberry County, the rail-trail skirts Peak and cuts an easy swath through piedmont forest to Pomaria and Prosperity. Along the passage, 14 wooden trestles span the meandering Crims Creek where German immigrants settled in the 1730s. The area is known as the Dutch Fork.

Mission:

Hike the Peak to Prosperity Trail (3.5 miles) from Hope Station to Alston Trailhead.

Suggested Lodging :

The Alston trailhead park provides parking, picnicking, camping, and canoe access on the Broad River. 3 night maximum for camping.


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Begins: 3 PM

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Length: 8.6 miles

Activities: Kayaking

Difficulty: Easy

Overview : The public is invited to join the SC7 Expedition Team and Kershaw County Parks and Recreation in “Yakking the River” from the Lugoff Landing (1600 Tail Trace Road, Lugoff SC) to the Camden Riverfront Environmental Park (175 Bramblewood Plantation Road, Camden SC). A complimentary shuttle return to launch point. ***FYI the Shuttle is on the front end - participants will be asked to drop their kayaks at the launch point and drive and park at the take out. The shuttle will take them back to the launch and they will Kayak back to their cars at the Riverfront park.

Mission:

Enjoy a scenic 8-mile kayaking experience along a forested stretch of the beautiful and historic Wateree River.

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FREE EVENT *Registration Required

Begins: 12:00 PM / Ends: 3:30 PM

START: LUGOFF LANDING 1600 Tail Trace Road / Lugoff, SC


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Difficulty: Easy

Begins: 3:30 PM / Ends: 5:30 PM

The public is invited to join the SC7 Expedition Team for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and maiden hike along the new “Chotty Trail” and urban Palmetto Trail Connector from the Camden Riverfront Environmental Park to the new Revolutionary War Visitor Center (212 Broad Street, Camden SC). The Chotty Trail is 3.5 miles along beginning along the nature trail at the Camden Riverfront Environmental Park, along Bramblewood Plantation drive, through Kershaw County School District property at Legion Field, through a portion of the historic Cedar Cemetery, passed the entrance to the historic Beth El Cemetery, and Quaker Cemetery, passed the historic Camden Oak and the gravesite of Johann Baron de Kalb and culminating through a portion of the grounds of Historic Camden Foundation – Revolutionary War Site and the Kershaw-Cornwallis House terminating at the Revolutionary War Visitor’s Center.

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Begins: 5:30 PM / Ends: 9:30 PM

Overview : The public is invited to join the SC Expedition Team for an evening social at the Revolutionary War Visitor’s Center. Food trucks will be available, Click to learn more about the and entertainment will be provided Revolutionary War Visitor Center by the Sawgrass Bluegrass band from Conway, South Carolina.

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TUBING THE SALUDA RIVER Activities: Tubing

Difficulty: Easy

DAY 17- SUNDAY, JULY 17TH

Mission:

Begins: 2 PM

START: WEST COLUMBIA AMPITHEATER 109 West Alexander Rd / West Columbia, SC

Tube the Saluda River. (approximately 1 1/2 hours). Social & Live Music 5 pm Savage Craft Ale Works

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SAVAGE CRAFT ALE WORKS SOCIAL & LIVE MUSIC / 5 PM

YOUR ATTENTION,

please...

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESERVING YOUR SPOT FOR THIS EVENT. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VISIT PALMETTO OUTDOOR.

430 CENTER STREET / WEST COLUMBIA, SC


Event Details:

Mission:

Join the SC7 Expedition Team, Sustain SC, MUSC, and businesses across the Midlands for a hike along the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. Participants can choose the length of their hike. Begins: 7:15 AM

YOUR ATTENTION,

please...

This is a free event, however pre-registration is required.

REGISTER NOW COLUMBIA CANAL and RIVERFRONT PARK 312 Laurel St / Columbia, SC

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COLUMBIA CANAL & RIVERFRONT PARK HIKE

DAY 18 - MONDAY, JULY 19TH

Day 18 - Monday, July 18th


Congaree National

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CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK 4TH WONDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Length: 2 miles Activities: Hiking

Overview :

We will explore the Congaree National Park which contains the largest remaining area of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States. The Congaree boasts the tallest known specimens of 15 species! Emerging above the canopy layer is a loblolly pine that looks down on everything from 167 feet, just 18 feet shy of the Boogerman white pine in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the tallest known tree in the East. Among the other first-place record holders for loftiness in the canopy are a sweetgum (157 feet), a cherrybark oak (154), an American elm (135), a swamp chestnut oak (133), an overcup oak (131), a common persimmon (127), and a laurel oak (125). The Congaree is known as the “Redwoods of the East”. The Congaree is currently home to six national- and 23 state-champion trees. For every three-square miles, there are two champion trees.

Difficulty: Easy

Mission:

Guided hike through the Congaree National Park.

Suggested Lodging :

Primitive camping available at Congaree National Park.


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Entrance to Congaree National Park is free. The park does not charge for admission, camping or any ranger led programs.

Begins: 9 AM

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK 100 National Park Road / Hopkins, SC


Day 20 - Wednesday, July 20th

HIKE & Memorial service for Francis Marion a t B E L L E I S L E P L A N TAT I O N C E M E T E R Y

Overview :

The team will explore Old Santee Canal and then return to Belle Isle Plantation Cemetery, the historic sight of the burial ground of Francis Marion where we will have an official wreath laying ceremony at the site of the first Commander of the South Carolina State Guard and the Father of our Independence.

Suggested Lodging :

SANTEE STATE PARK 251 State Park Road / Santee, SC 29142 (803) 854-2408

Mission:

Explore Old Santee Canal and participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the gravesite Francis Marion. The team will reverently explore the grounds and reflect on the life of Francis Marion.

YOUR ATTENTION,

please...

PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION FROM OLD SANTEE CANAL STATE PARK TO BELLE ISLE PLANTATION CEMETERY.

Event Details:

START: 9 AM

1 GENERAL FRANCIS MARION AVE PINEVILLE, SC


About Old Santee Canal Constructed between 1793 and 1800, the 22-mile

points inland. The canal was used for less than 20 years, when droughts revealed faults in its design. Years later, much of the Canal was destroyed in the development of Lakes Marion and Moultrie. The property now under permanent protection by conservation easement contains remnants of the canal and an original lock structure that remains mostly intact.

DAY 20 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH

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Day 21 - Thursday, July 21st

BLACK RIVER WATER TRAIL & PARK NETWORK

DAY 21- THURSDAY, JULY 21ST

Length: 4 miles

Activities: Kayaking

Difficulty: Easy

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Overview :

An exciting collaborative of conservation partners, state agencies, and local governments is launching a visionary effort to link a series of riverside public and private parks along a 70mile stretch of South Carolina’s scenic Black River. The proposed Black River Water Trail & Park Network — featuring the first new state park in 15 years — is being planned to meet the open space and access needs of communities along the water, while creating nature-based tourism opportunities to boost the local economy. The Black River Water Trail & Park Network will include recreational offerings such as kayaking, picnicking, camping, biking, hiking, fishing, and so much more.

Mission:

The core team will kayak the Black River and learn more about this new and exciting initiative.

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please...

WHILE THIS EXPEDITION DAY IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WE INVITE YOU TO CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO PLAN YOUR OWN OUTING ON THE BLACK.

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Suggested Lodging :

SANTEE STATE PARK 251 State Park Road / Santee, SC 29142 (803) 854-2408


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Hike/Explore Cypress Garden

START: 9:30 AM Length: 3.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy Activities: Hiking

Overview :

Cypress Gardens is a 170-acre preserve and gardens located in Moncks Corner South Carolina. The centerpiece of the garden is the 80 acres blackwater bald cypress/tupelo swamp, surrounded with both boat and foot trails.

Mission:

: CYPRESS GARDEN 3030 Cypress Gardens Road Moncks Corner, SC

Explore the 3.5 miles of trails through the swamp and gardens.

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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMISSION TO CYPRESS GARDEN. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO PURCHASE ONLINE & TO EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN ALL THE FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE HERE!

DAY 22 - FRIDAY, JULY 22ND

Day 22 - Friday, July 22nd


Day 23 - Saturday, July 23rd

EXPLORE MEPKIN ABBEY

DAY 23- SATURDAY, JULY 23RD

DAVEY BORDEN - FLICKR

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Activities: Hiking + Biking

Difficulty: Easy

DAVEY BORDEN - FLICKR

Overview :

Families are invited to join the SC7 team in an adventure-filled day at Mepkin Abbey. Bicycle lessons, obstacle courses, and general bicycle maintenance tips will be provided by the South Carolina interscholastic Cycling League. A fleet of bicycles will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own. Church tours will be held at 11:00 and families are encouraged to explore the expansive gardens at their leisure.

Mission:

Hike/Bike Mepkin Abbey.

Event Details: Begins: 10 AM

START: MEPKIN ABBEY

1098 Mepkin Abbey Road / Moncks Corner, SC


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HIKE/EXPLORE

F O R T FA I R L AW N R E V O L U T I O N A R Y WA R F O R T I F I C AT I O N

Difficulty: Easy Activities: Hiking

Begins: 10 AM

SANTEE CANAL STATE PARK

900 Stoney Landing Rd / Moncks Corner, SC

Overview :

“Fort Fair Lawn is probably the most pristine, intact, original American Revolutionary War fortification in South Carolina, if not the country,” said Doug Bostick, Executive Director for the SC Battleground Preservation Trust. Of the more than thirty forts constructed in South Carolina during the American Revolutionary war, only two remain in their original condition: the Ninety Six National Historic Site and Fort Fair Lawn.

Mission:

Group hike beginning at Old Santee Canal State Park museum exhibit. Group will hike loop trail (1.7 Miles roundtrip).

Click to learn more about Fort Fair Lawn.

DAY 24 - SUNDAY, JULY 24TH

Day 24 - Sunday, July 24th


Day 25 - Monday, July 25th

DRUM ISLAND / CRAB BANK ISLAND

Activities: Kayaking

Crab Bank Restoration Project:

Difficulty: Moderate

The South Carolina Ports Authority has worked diligently to avoid, minimize and mitigate impacts associated with the construction of the Cooper River terminal through the permitting process. A major element of the mitigation process is the creation of over 22 acres of new intertidal wetland habitat on a former dredged material containment area (DMCA) located on the southern end of Drum Island in Charleston Harbor. Our tour will speak on the efforts completed by the Ports Authority and will provide a close-up view of Crab Bank Island, one of the few areas on the Atlantic Coast to see sea and shorebirds nesting. Crab Bank, in the heart of Charleston’s harbor near Shem Creek, is a bird sanctuary unlike any other. For more than a half-century, the island has been home to brown pelicans, black skimmers, royal terns, American oystercatchers, and other migratory and threatened birds.

Mission:

The core team will tour Drum Island and plant spartina followed by a guided paddleboard/kayak tour to Crab Bank Island.


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DAY 25 - MONDAY, JULY 25TH

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THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE CHECK OUT COASTAL EXPEDITIONS AND EXPLORE THE MANY ADVENTURES OFFERED FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.

Coastal Expeditions:

514 Mill Street / Mt. Pleasant, SC


Day 26 - Tuesday, July 26th

MIDDLETON PLACE PLANTATION

Overview : A National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience, Middleton Place is owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational trust established in 1974, uses historic preservation, documented research, and interpretation as a force for education, understanding, and positive change.

Mission:

Hike the 3.5-mile garden trail.

Length: 3.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy Activities: Hiking

Suggested Lodging :

GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK 746 Givhans Ferry Rd / Ridgeville, SC 29472 (843) 873-0692


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Event Details: SION

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$29 Adults (ages 14 and up) $14 Student (Ages 14 & Over, with Student ID) $10 (Ages 6-13) FREE (Ages 5 and under)

Begins: 10 AM

MIDDLETON PLACE PLANTATION

4300 Ashley River Road / Charleston, SC

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Day 27 - Wednesday, July 27th

EDISTO RIVER KAYAKING 5TH WONDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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Length: 2.5 miles

Activities: Tubing

Difficulty: Easy

Overview : The Edisto River’s name originated from the word edisto, a Native American term that means “black” and refers to the dark color of the river created from decaying leaves and other plant material. The Edisto is considered the longest free-flowing blackwater river in the United States and one of the longest worldwide. The Edisto supports several rare, nationally threatened, and endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, southern bald eagle, wood stork, loggerhead turtle, and shortnosed sturgeon.

Mission: Tube the Edisto River. Suggested Lodging :

GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK 746 Givhans Ferry Rd / Ridgeville, SC 29472 (843) 873-0692


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6.5 MILES

MARS OLDFIELD LANDING To GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK

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MINNIE GRUBER RUMPH LANDING TO MARS OLDFIELD LANDING

6 MARS OLDFIELD LANDING N 33 3’16.2”

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7 GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK N 32 2’33”

W 80 26’57.12”

W 80 23’23.13”

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3 MILES GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK To MESSERVY LANDING

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EDISTO RIVER ADVENTURES OUTPOST N 33 0’35.31”

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W 80 24’17.719”

MESSERVY LANDING N 32 0’25.56”

W 80 24’22.319”

4 MILES MESSERVY LANDING TO GOOD HOPE LANDING

GOOD HOPE LANDING N 32 57’56.88”

W 80 25’4.079”

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4 MILES GOOD HOPE LANDING TO LONG CREEK LANDING

LONG CREEK LANDING 17A

N 32 55’59.52”

W 80 24’3.599”

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N 32 54’43.62”

W 80 24’22.361”

Click the map to learn more about the Edisto River Canoe & Kayak Trail!

Event Details:

LONG CREEK LANDING TO SULLIVANS FERRY LANDING

5.5 MILES SULLIVANS FERRY LANDING TO LOWNDES LANDING

ACCESS POINTS & NAVIGATION FOR A 62-MILE TRAIL ALONG THE EDISTO RIVER, ONE OF THE LONGEST FREE-FLOWING BLACKWATER RIVERS IN THE WORLD

LOWNDES LANDING N 32 52’15.20”

W 80 24’13.30”

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Begins: 10:30 AM

YOUR ATTENTION, START: GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK OFFICE 746 Givhans Ferry Raod / Ridgeville, SC

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TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXCURSION, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN GEAR OR VISIT EDISTO RIVER ADVENTURES FOR RENTALS.

DAY 27 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH

2 MILES

SULLIVANS FERRY LANDING 11

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Day 28 - Thursday, July 28th

ACE BASIN EXPLORATION 6TH WONDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Mission:

The Expedition Team will explore the Ace Basin via a Tour Ferry

Overview :

The Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Basin (abbreviated as ACE Basin, spoken as ace basin) is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Located primarily in Colleton, Charleston, and Beaufort counties in South Carolina, the Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto rivers combine into the larger St. Helena Sound and drain a significant portion of the Lowcountry region. The 350,000 acres area is known for its natural environment and the preservation of its marshes, wetlands, hardwood forests, and riverine systems and the fauna that occupy the area. In 2014, National Geographic featured the ACE Basin as its cover story, and The Nature Conservancy called the area “one of the last great places.”

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DAY 28 - THURSDAY, JULY 28TH

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THE EXPLORATION OF THE ACE BASIC IS LIMITED TO THE EXPEDITION TEAM. AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION IS A VISIT TO THE CAW CAW INTERPRETIVE CENTER!


Day 29 - Friday, July 29th

BULL ISLAND

7TH WONDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Bull

Overview :

Bull Island is arguably one of South Carolina’s most beautiful and remote places. The largest of four barrier islands found within the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, Bull Island is a 5,000-acre maritime forest with fresh and brackish water impoundments and a beach area. The six-and-a-half-mile uninhabited island remains virtually untouched and is home to countless wildlife and endangered species and has a worldrenowned reputation for its bird life. More than 275 species of birds are found on or near the island. The place is a nature and bird-lover paradise.

Mission:

The Expedition Team will experience the Cape Romain Wildlife Estuary and the wildlife habitats of Bulls Island.

Suggested Lodging : EDISTO ISLAND STATE PARK 8377 State Cabin Rd / Edisto Island, SC (843) 869-2156


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TO SCHEDULE YOUR OWN EXCURSION, VISIT COASTAL EXPEDITIONS BY CLICKING THE IMAGE TO THE LEFT AND DISCOVER TONS OF AWESOME OUTDOOR ADVENTURE OPPORTUNITIES!

DAY 29 - FRIDAY, JULY 29TH

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Day 30 - Saturday, July 30th

SMART REEF EVENT

Overview : Join the SC7 Expedition Team, Coastal Carolina, SCDNR, and Force Blue as we leave from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant to as we leave Mt Pleasant to deploy a new smart reef, “The Toadfish Reef,” off the Charleston coast. Join in on the festivities by boat and follow the boat parade leaving the harbor or from The Yorktown. Other smart reef locations include Little River and Port Royal Sound. The Smart Reef system’s data will feed into the Coastal Carolina University’s interactive ocean-atmosphere-wave-hydrologic modeling system to help inform discussions about tropical storm impacts (e.g. flooding, and storm surge) and eventually broader pressures and threats to our coastal environmental and economies. The data also supports broad research interests related to the growing of reef system interactions with waves and currents as well as a wide range of natural resource management concerns.

Begins:8:30 AM

PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM 40 Patriots Point Rd. / Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

FORCE BLUE is the only nonprofit organization in the world that provides “mission therapy” for former combat divers — individuals in whom governments around the world have invested millions to create the best possible underwater and maritime operators — by retraining, retooling and deploying them on missions of conservation, preservation and restoration. By uniting the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine science and conservation in one, mission-focused program, FORCE BLUE has created a model of caring, cooperation and positive change with the power to restore lives and restore the planet.

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FINISH LINE CELEBRATION

To celebrate 30 day’s of exploring South Carolina from the ‘mountains to the sea,’ the SC7 Expedition Team will enjoy the music and fun of the Charleston Park’s Dancing on the Cooper event. Bring your chairs and enjoy an evening of great music and fun with Wet Nose Dogs.

G AT E S O P E N AT 7 P M / M U S I C B E G I N S AT 7 : 3 0

71 HARRY M. HALLMAN JUNIOR BOULEVARD MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 E V E N T D E TA I L S


Adventure Out WEEKEND The 2022 South Carolina 7 Expedition will conclude with an ‘Adventure Out Weekend,’ sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Adventure Out is a MUSC-based, year-long outdoor fitness campaign to encourage outdoor recreation. Exercising outdoors or “green exercise” has many additional benefits to indoor fitness activities, including stress management, improved self-esteem and mood, increased frequency of exercise, and an improved sense of well-being.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND TAKE PART IN THESE EVENTS.


A F T E R N O O N YO G A & COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR

P I L AT E S I N T H E PA R K

SUNRISE YO G A

Wednesday, July 27th 5 pm - 7 pm

Thursday, July 28th 9 am - 10 am

Friday, July 29th 6:30 am - 7 am

MAGNOLIA PARK & COMMUNITY GARDEN 720 Magnolia Road Charleston, SC 29407

ISLANDER 71 80 41st Avenue Isle of Palms, SC 29451

BRITTLEBANK PARK 185 Lockwood Drive Charleston, SC 29403

WAV E S 4 W O M E N SURF THERAPY

YO U T H T R I AT H L O N

DA R E T O M O V E HIIT

Friday, July 29th 9 am - 11 am

Saturday, July 30th 7:15 am

Saturday, July 30th 10 am - 11 am

FOLLY BEACH 5th West Block @ Folly Beach Folly Beach, SC 29412

JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr. Charleston, SC 29142

HAMPTON PARK 30 Mary Murray Drive Charleston, SC 29403

BEE CAUSE PROJECT P O L L I N AT O R T O U R Saturday, July 30th 10 am - Noon MIDDLETON PLACE 4300 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414

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