Blog

Exploring Landsford Canal State Park with Alexa Conners

Alongside the Catawba River sits 448 acres known as Landsford Canal State Park. Designed by Robert Mills, who also designed the Washington Monument, the canal was built to allow freight transport to bypass the rapids found in the Catawba River between the years of 1820 to 1835. Landsford Canal State Park consist of three sets … Continue reading Exploring Landsford Canal State Park with Alexa Conners

Top Five Things to do at Hunting Island State Park

Established in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Hunting Island is a 5,000-acre park with 5 miles of undeveloped beach. This secluded tropical paradise, which is located in the heart of South Carolinas Sea Islands, is home to an array of wildlife such as deer, alligators, snakes, and even a popular nesting ground for … Continue reading Top Five Things to do at Hunting Island State Park

Exploring an Abandoned Naval Installation

Located on Saint Helena Island sits Fort Fremont, an abandoned Naval Installation built in 1898 by the Army Corps of Engineers during the Spanish American War. Consisting of 170 acres, Fort Fremont was strategically designed to protect the Naval Station’s dry dock and coaling station, which sat across from the Beaufort River. The fort was … Continue reading Exploring an Abandoned Naval Installation

Exploring the ruins of Old Sheldon’s Church: The SC Lowcountry

Embarking on an adventure can and will lead you to some pretty unique places. Especially while traveling through South Carolina. In 2011, I set out on my first adventure. The route we had planned would take my sister and myself to Hunting Island State Park where we planned to walk the beach and climb the … Continue reading Exploring the ruins of Old Sheldon’s Church: The SC Lowcountry

Exploring the SC State Park Mountain Region

There are 47 State Parks located in South Carolina, all of which are hidden gems in themselves. Divided up there are four regions in the park system, those being, the Coastal Region, Sandhills Region, Lake Region, and Mountain Region. Today we explore the Mountain Region in the SC State Park System. In total there are … Continue reading Exploring the SC State Park Mountain Region

Exploring an ABANDONED Video Store in the Woods of Little Mountain, SC.

In the 90s, Chapin was home to a local run video store called, The Video Rack. However in the early 2000s the store closed its doors and was physically moved onto the owners property. The owner also happens to be a relative of mine so we decided to go drop by the store and see … Continue reading Exploring an ABANDONED Video Store in the Woods of Little Mountain, SC.

60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ATOMIC BOMB DROP WITHOUT WARHEAD IN MARS BLUFF, SOUTH CAROLINA

ATOMIC BOMB WITHOUT WARHEAD DROPS IN MARS BLUFF, SOUTH CAROLINA – 60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY On March 11<sup>th</sup>, 1958 an atomic bomb was accidentally dropped on the small community of Mars Bluff located in Florence, South Carolina. Luckily nobody was killed in the blast; however, a few people were injured. To celebrate the 60<sup>th</sup> Anniversary, we … Continue reading 60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ATOMIC BOMB DROP WITHOUT WARHEAD IN MARS BLUFF, SOUTH CAROLINA

ELK IN THE CATALOOCHEE VALLEY

Steep drop offs, no guardrails, a gravel road. These make for the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. This will also greet any adventurer traveling to the Cataloochee Valley, which is nestled among a ridged mountain terrain in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Once one of the largest settlements, Cataloochee Valley was home to farmers … Continue reading ELK IN THE CATALOOCHEE VALLEY

Hurricane Irma threatens the southeastern United States nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew another Category 5 storm devastated the region

Nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew, a Category 5 storm that ripped through the southeastern United States a new threat emerges by the name of Irma. Hurricane Irma, like Hurricane Matthew, is a deadly Category 5 storm, which has approximately killed over 23 people since it made landfall in the Caribbean. States of emergency have … Continue reading Hurricane Irma threatens the southeastern United States nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew another Category 5 storm devastated the region