Congaree River Blue Trail

A Journey down the Congaree River Blue Trail

In November I got to take an amazing trip down 47 miles of the Congaree River Blue Trail.  I was joined on this trip by former Congaree Riverkeeper Stuart Greeter, southeastern director of American Rivers Gerrit Jobsis, and river enthusiast Philoma Skipper.  We spent four days and three nights paddling the river and camping on sandbars.  While the temperatures were a bit chilly, and some nights were a bit rainy, the trip was extraordinary.  The scenery, from the leaves changing colors, to big trees of Congaree National park, to the bluffs rising over the river, was truly