Trip Home

After picking up the girls last night, we made it home around 7:00 last night. The trip home lasted a little longer than it should have as we made a detour to Congaree National Park just south of Columbia.

It is an old growth, hard wood forest, and it is home to several state and national champion trees: including giant birch, tupelo, bald cypress, and loblolly pine. According to the information we read, it has the highest canopy of deciduous trees anywhere in the world.

This, at one time, was the largest loblolly pine in the state until they found another one in a different part of the forest that was the largest in the country.

We took a nice self-guided 2.4 mile hike through part of the forest before heading home. We and the girls had a good weekend, but we are all glad to be back home.

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2 Responses to Trip Home

  1. Congaree National Park was a nice place to visit, the park rangers offer a guided canoe trip for free if reserve a spot ahead of time, interesting to paddle around for a couple hours and learn some interesting facts. The only downfall was the rain.

  2. Sheri Schwed says:

    Now, that’s a huge pine. I lost my largest loblolly to the drought this year!

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