Congaree National Park Hiking Trip

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AWAYN IMAGE Congaree National Park Hiking Trip
AWAYN IMAGE Congaree National Park Hiking Trip
AWAYN IMAGE Congaree National Park Hiking Trip
AWAYN IMAGE Congaree National Park Hiking Trip


Activities: HikeHike WalkingWalking


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Description:

There is a 2.4 mile hike on a boardwalk trail, although part of it was inaccessible due to a tree that had fallen. Congaree is a beautiful small national park with wonderful old-growth trees, a nice little visitors' center, and some neat hikes. However, the park is surrounded by private, rural land, especially in the visitors' center area. While taking a peaceful hike on the boardwalk behind the center, we could hear the "pop pop pop" of nearby residents target shooting or hunting feral pigs or other game. We didn't know how far away the shots were, so the threat of stray bullets undermined the peace and solitude of the place. Out of an abundance of caution, we cut our visit short. Even the ranger admitted that the sound of gunfire was a pretty common occurrence. Definitely a place worth visiting, but, hopefully, the NPS will work on purchasing additional surrounding land as a buffer because, even though guns are not allowed in the park, the guns are apparently right next door.


Today Weather Forecast:
TempratureCurrent Temprature: 35.1 C

TempratureMaximum Temprature: 36.11 C

wind Wind: 4.1

Humidity Humidity: 34

Pressure Pressure: 1018(mb)

Clouds Clouds: clear sky

sunrise sunrise: 2019-05-24 10:16:58

sunset sunset: 2019-05-25 00:23:33



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