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  • Foot Hills Trail Hike 21 - 31 March 2017

    I plan to hike the Foot Hill Trail located in South Carolina in a few weeks. If anyone wants to join me for all or part of the hike then please feel free to join me.

    My puppy Sam ( a lab mix who is 9 months old and weighs in at 100 lbs ) will be hiking with me ( or in his case, I will hike and he will run back and forth ). He has his own doggy backpack and will be carrying his own food and other items.

    I plan to take to my time and only plan on hiking 10 miles a day. If I can hike faster or longer each day then great but I am only planning on 10 miles. Have to face the fact am not 20 anymore.

    Dates: 20 – 31 March 2017

    Plan to drive to Table Rock SP in South Carolina on the 20th and spend the night.

    On the 21st I plan to stash some food and supplies along the trail for resupply. Get shuttle to Oconee SP that afternoon and start hike. First day I only plan to hike about 4 miles.

    I am allowing myself 8 full days to hike this trail although I hope I can do it in less.

    If anyone who is familiar with the trail has any suggestions and or words of wisdom then please share.
    18 years old with 45 years of experience

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    Well, my trip got cancelled. Started having lots of pain in the gut a week before the hike and after a bunch of tests I have been diagnosed with a bad gall bladder. I am looking at have it removed in a few weeks.

    Bummer.

    At least all my trip planning ect is already done so I still plan to do the hike sometime in the future.

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    • #3
      Hey Gunner, I saw your initial post and your planned trip. Sorry to hear about your cancellation and the heath issue. I would be interested when you re-schedule. Perhaps end of April.

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      • #4
        I will let you know.
        18 years old with 45 years of experience

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        • #5
          The trip is back on for March 2019

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          • #6
            Will be spending 8-10 March, Friday and Saturday at the Yates Place Hammock Hang in the Uwharries NF where I meet my son who is joining me for the hike and on Sunday AM we will drive down to SC to start the hike. My dog Sam will be joining us and he has his own backpack with his food and a pup tent ( yes, a tent made for dogs as he is too big to sleep in my hammock as he is 120 lbs plus he does not like them ).

            Have all my gear laid out and plan finish packing and load up my car Wed. Have to work on Thurs so I will be leaving early Friday AM for Yates.

            We will leave one car at Table Rock SP and drive down to Oconee SP to start the hike. Depending of driving time ect we will start the hike Sunday PM or Monday AM. Have allowed 7 days for the hike. Probably will not take that long but don't want to feel rushed.

            Plan to do a gear review after the hike as to what worked and what did not, food ect. Hope to do a video of the hike as I have got plenty of batteries and memory cards for my cameras and also taking a mini tripod. I have a GoPro clone and am hoping it does what the reviews say it can so I can get some action shots along the hike.

            Right now the long range forecast calls for rain most of the week. Don't know why but I don't mind the rain too much if I am already on the trail but I hate to start hiking when its already raining.

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