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

image of the South Carolina 7 expedition logoThe Palmetto Trail is nearly 500 miles long and spans across the state of South Carolina. The trail extends from northwestern Oconee County all the way to the Intracoastal Waterway in Charleston County on the east coast.

The SC 7 Expedition is spearheaded by Tom Mullikin, a former U.S. Army JAG officer who has led members of the U.S. armed forces and veterans of the U.S. Army Special Forces community on various expeditions around the world.

Tom’s latest adventure, the SC 7 Expedition, is meant to raise awareness of floodwater prevention and resiliency across South Carolina.

So named “SC 7” to highlight the seven geographic wonders found in South Carolina:

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

The month long expedition began on July 1st, with a kick off event hosted by Visit Oconee SC.

Tom, his followers and support team set off from Oconee State Park, which is part of the Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail.  The SC 7 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 30th.

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.

Hikers, kayakers, climbers and nature enthusiasts are encouraged to join the expedition along the way to experience the amazing 7 Wonders found in our beautiful state!

Read more about the SC 7 Expedition, and find out how to participate along the way.

image of map itinerary


Scenes from the SC 7 Expedition Kick Off at Oconee State Park

 

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