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    Congaree Swamp National Park 12-26-2011

    I went with two of my sons and their significant others to hike the Congaree Swamp National Park. This is the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent. The oldest tree is believed to be 1700 years old. Heard a lot of Woodpeckers pecking and singing. Temp was a cold 50 degrees but great for a hike.
    We hiked on the boardwalk to the 4.4 mile Weston Lake Loop and then back to the boardwalk, about 6 miles in all.

    I plan to camp here in January.















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    Looks like a great time! I really like that area.
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    I haven't been there yet, but I have heard good things. Nice pics, makes me want to head there very soon.
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    Better to go sooner than later B-H.
    Mosquitoes in the summer will carry off a small dog. We didn't have any insect issues at all.
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    Looks like a beautiful place!

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    Wow. Beautiful! Looks like a great time and thanks for taking us along.

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    Thanks SwampFox, I may have to plan a trip in Jan or Feb. I hate mosquitoes....
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    Nice pics. I too was there on the 26th, but I don't think I saw you guys. I definitely agree that you should go before the insects become a factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Str1der View Post
    Nice pics. I too was there on the 26th, but I don't think I saw you guys. I definitely agree that you should go before the insects become a factor.
    We ate a picnic lunch under the shelter around noon and hiked the Weston lake trail, returning about 5:00.
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    Awesome photos dude! Have fun in camping there, looks like a great place.

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