Swamp Fox and Lake Moultree Passage

12:08 a.m. on January 8, 2009 (EST)
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I'm thinking about backpacking either the Swamp Fox or Lake Moultree passages of the Palmetto trail in March. Maybe Both? My question is, do I really need Backpacking Boots and the such, or could I do a 4 or 5 day hike in lighter footwear because of the (lack of) terrain. Also, Could I do both passages both ways starting and finishing in the Goose Creek area? I know that's about a 12 day adventure, but I have some vacation time and love to carry 40 lbs around the lowcountry.....

7:40 p.m. on January 8, 2009 (EST)
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Hi mahoo,
The Palmetto Trail does not come through Goose Creek.
The trail is North of "The Creek" by several miles.

Here is a link to a site that has maps of each section of the Palmetto Trail in the Lowcountry. Just scroll down below the pictures and click on the section you are interested in.


I have done the Moultrie Passage, it is a cakewalk during the cooler months, the insects can be fierce here in warmer months.

7:05 p.m. on January 10, 2009 (EST)
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Hey that sounds like a great trip. Please let me know the details. I was thinking about doing a low county hike late this fall and would love a good review of your trip.

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