January 2013 Congaree Swamp Stomp!

posted Dec 31, 2012, 7:45 AM by Tom Taylor   [ updated Dec 31, 2012, 8:13 AM ]

Yes - we're back in the Old Congaree in search of giant trees and adventure! No telling what we're going to find because this time the water level seems to have spiked again and we may be sloshing around like the first trip! Or it could drop and allow us to trek far and wide in search of giants - maybe allowing us to get as far as the river this time. That's what's cool about it - no one knows till we get there. One thing is for sure: we are GPS-equipped and mapped-up so no lost wanderings this time. Probably. at 6:15 at the church or at 9:00 at the outer parking lot to the swamp. Dress right and bring water & grub - no way to grill brats in the swamp! Maybe...just maybe...Cris can be persuaded to make sammiches. Maybe...

If not, maybe we can head to Little Pigs for some BBQ buffet goodness!

See you in the swamp!

BTW, if you need maps and other resources, you can find these here.

Date Change for April 2012!!

posted Mar 30, 2012, 4:49 AM by Tom Taylor

Because of multiple conflicts with our usual second Saturday this month, the LCU trip will be held the third Saturday, April 21.  For this trip we will be heading back down to the Edisto River.  This time, floating a section in the Jacksonboro area.

LCU in the Island Packet

posted Jan 7, 2012, 7:01 AM by Tom Taylor

Once again LCU has made it into the pages of The Island Packet.  Check out Matt's article about our excursions to Congaree National Park.

Hunting Island Hike

posted Jan 7, 2012, 6:57 AM by Tom Taylor

January is a hiking month, and this month LCU is heading to Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort.  We'll check out forgotten forts, obscure graveyards and wander the trails and beaches of Hunting Island State Park. Last time we did this it never got above 40 degrees! A chilly day to chill...

Meet in Beaufort at 8:30 for this trip.

Edisto II

posted Aug 8, 2011, 7:51 AM by Tom Taylor

For the August trip LCU will be headed back to the Edisto River.  This time we will be doing the 8 mile "middle stretch" from Stokes Bridge Road down to Mars Old Field Landing.  This section is more remote than some, and features oxbows and exposed marl shelves with interesting fossils.

We will meet at Stokes Bridge access point at 8:30 on August 13.  Plan to be on the river most of the day.

Lake Marion and Geocaching

posted Jun 3, 2011, 12:49 PM by Tom Taylor

This month we'll paddle out into Lake Marion. This will be a funky world of drowned cypress and open lake - with the prospect of taking out to swim along the way. There will also be several geocaches on the water that some of the GPS-equipped among us are hankering to conquer as well. No matter what - this is going to be a fun one.

The specifics:

Meet at the church at 7:00am or at Carolina King Landing at 8:30am. [There is a small fee to park at Carolina King - but it has a fully equipped store and facilities...]

More details on the Trip Planning page.

May Trip - Fossil Hunting on Lady Island

posted May 9, 2011, 5:27 AM by Tom Taylor

Second Saturday is almost here and once again we're off to Beaufort and Lady's Island for our annual Megaladon hunt! This fun sharks-tooth and fossil-filled day will net lots of cool stuff from the spoil piles off Brickyard Point - and maybe another elusive megaladon tooth! For two years now, we have found scads of awesome teeth and John even claims to have located giant megs - even though I swear I saw a price tag on one of them.

This is a great paddle - fairly close to home, within sight of the landing for anyone who wishes to make it a half-day [we know who has to get back home to do chores...*whip crack*] and an easy time. Bring water and sunscreen and a bag for carrying piles of prehistoric plunder.

Best time to be out there is on a falling tide. The biggest teeth are at the lowest point and this means between Noon and 1:30. So meet at the church at 9:00am or the landing on Brickyard Point at 10:00. John will be leading this one and he has pledged to find a 4" meg this year. Who's up for the challenge?

April Trip - Ebenezer Creek

posted Apr 1, 2011, 6:05 AM by Lowcountry Unfiltered   [ updated Apr 1, 2011, 7:24 AM ]

April 9th is the second Saturday, and this month the LCU group will once again be taking on Ebenezer Creek.  The trip will be a 10 mile float from Log Landing (map) to Ebenezer Landing (map) on the Savannah River.  Meet at the Log Landing put-in at 8:30.  Click below to RSVP for this event:

For more information contact Matt, or watch for his e-mails.  Also, be sure to check the Trip Planning section for detailed maps, Google Earth files, GPS waypoints, and other information about the trip.

New Website!

posted Mar 18, 2011, 6:30 AM by Lowcountry Unfiltered

Welcome to the new website for Lowcountry Unfiltered.  We would love to have your feed back on the site, and how you think we can improve this service.  Please take a minute or two to complete the following survey and submit.  Thanks in advance!

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