Thursday, April 20, 2006

Palmetto Trail

A little bit about what I'm going to be doing for the next week...

A Vision…

Imagine more than 425 miles of bicycling and walking paths through towns big and small, beside lakes and across mountain ridges featuring the natural beauty and local color of South Carolina communities.

An Opportunity…

Conceived in 1994 and slated for completion by 2010, South Carolina’s Palmetto Trail is the state’s largest bicycle and pedestrian project and will eventually run from the Mountains to the Sea.

This federally designated Millennium Legacy Trail is a project of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. It will be one of only 13 cross-state trails in the United States.

A Reality…

The Palmetto Trail is halfway complete with nearly 225 miles open to the public.

The trail is being built as a series of “passages.” Each of the 15 passages currently open are accessible for single-day or multi-day trips. Together or separate, the passages demonstrate the history, culture and geography of the Palmetto State.

The Palmetto Trail currently features primitive pathways along knife-edged mountaintops, while other sections are urban bikeways, greenways and rail-to-trail conversions. The trail will eventually form a spine for a network of trails and bikeways in South Carolina

For more info, if you want:

We will be working on a hiking bridge about 15 feet up in the air. Good thing I conquered my fear of heights while doing shingle work in Fort Myers. :) This should be a pretty awesome 8 days, but FYI I won't have any phone service for pretty much the entire time. I know I haven't been that great on keeping in touch lately. SORRY!

Grace and Peace.

No comments: