Originally Posted by stevebo
Great trip report! I definitely will be hiking the CRT this summer---I've known about it for years, but have never been on it. Looks like a great place for a summer hike! One question, If you wanted to take a low milage overnight, what section of the CRT would you recommend? Are there any sections that have a save place to swim? Thanks!
If you want to swim, the SC portion along the CRT and Bartram Trail (GA border at SC-28 to the Foothills Trail) would be a good bet. About 4 miles each way. You will hike along the edge of a ridge above the river for about 2 miles, then you drop down to one excellent site after another. The image with the rope swing and the rock-cliners is along that portion. The Chattooga is still small enough it is not so dangerous as portions in GA where signs discourage swimming. You also get to enjoy a couple of waterfalls as you join the FHT.