A mountains-to-the-sea expedition along the Palmetto Trail

This summer the SC7 Expedition will set out a third time to experience our state’s natural wonders and raise awareness for floodwater prevention and resiliency across South Carolina.

This 30 day expedition will follow the Palmetto Trail from the mountains to the sea. The Palmetto Trail spans 350 miles across South Carolina extending from northwestern Oconee County to the Intracoastal Waterway in Charleston County on the east coast.

The SC7 Expedition is spearheaded by Tom Mullikin. Tom currently serves as Chair of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s SC Floodwater Commission (SCFC).  This commission aims to develop real solutions to the Palmetto State’s floodwater threat.

The SC7 Expedition is a boots-on-the-ground opportunity to experience and appreciate natural resources located across the state, with the intent of recognizing which areas need environmental protection and flood mitigation.


So named “SC7” to highlight seven geographic wonders found in South Carolina

  1. Chattooga River
  2. Sassafras Mountain
  3. Jocassee Gorges
  4. Congaree National Park
  5. Edisto River
  6. ACE Basin
  7. Bull Island

An Epic Adventure

The expedition begins in Oconee County, SC on July 1, 2022

Tom, his followers and support team, will set off from Oconee State Park, which is part of the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail.  The SC7 Expedition will continue throughout the month incorporating various modes of travel including: hiking, biking and horseback riding to eventually reach South Carolina’s coast on July 30, 2022.

Along the route there will be opportunities to discuss topics such as conservation, resiliency, adult and childhood fitness, outdoor therapy, floodwater-mitigation issues, and more to stimulate action long after the expedition ends.


logo for SC7 Fitness Challenge
Join the fun and virtually hike, bike, run, walk or paddle in amazing places across South Carolina.

SC7 Fitness Challenge: Appalachians to the Atlantic

The purpose of the challenge is to get people outdoors to experience all that South Carolina has to offer!

A virtual challenge is open to individuals, families, groups and businesses.

Participants will challenge themselves to complete 100, 250 or 500 miles of amazing outdoor adventure found in our beautiful state!

Read more about the SC7 Expedition, and find out how to participate along the way.


Resources

SC7 2022 Field Guide

SC 7 Flora and fauna guide

SC7 kids adventure book


Learn more about SC7 and expedition leader Tom Mullikin

screenshot image of trailer for SC7 video

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