The most recent foray by the College’s Outdoors club was to hike and camp in the Congaree National Park, a real treasure located just up the road between Charleston and Columbia. Congaree National Park received its official designation in 2003, and while a new park, it has the distinction of containing the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States. In other words a perfect destination for our club.
This particular trip was led by one of the club’s board members, Keegan Robertson, class of 2021. There are a lot of details that go into planning and then handling the logistics involved with such a trip. After speaking with Roberston, one gets the feeling that is a small price to pay to be able to see the look of admiration on the faces of the participants who voice very positive accounts of having fun getting out of town, seeing some unique landscapes, and best of all getting a chance to cook over a fire. He summed it up best by saying, “we seemed to hit all the big bases.”
Of course, these trips require more than just a trip leader. Robertson was backed up by several of the club’s board members who each take a turn at leading weekend trips in the region. A bulletin board posted by the club gives you an idea of the ground that they cover.
If this type of activity and fun interests you, send the club an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are always interested in sharing the outdoors with others.