I often butt in to welcome new folks (even old newbies!) from SC, as I was born-and-raised there and visit often. Just backpacked (and hung) over Sassasfras Mtn this past weekend, in fact. Am in Nashville, Tennessee now, though and mostly hike on the Appalachian Trail.
Welcome! You've come to the right place, now that you have the bug.
"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims." --Harriet Woods