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a man wearing a ball cap and T-shirt that reads South Carolina 7 sits on a boat in the Cooper River

SC 7 Expedition aims to protect beautiful places in Palmetto State

August 02, 2022, By Alexis Watts

Despite the brutal mid-July heat enveloping Congaree National Park, there were big smiles and cheerful chatter as dozens trekked several miles through the old growth bottomland hardwood forest – stop No. 4 on a monthlong tour of seven of South Carolina’s natural wonders. The tour is part of the South Carolina 7 Wonders Expedition, a 350-mile hiking, rafting and kayaking journey designed to highlight precious natural resources while also bringing greater awareness to the impact of global climate change.