Look over your map to familiarize yourself with the route ahead of time, and bring the map and a compass along just in case. Carry the map in a plastic baggie to keep it rain, sweat and dirt-free.
I enjoy Trail clean-up days and working with volunteers. It's amazing to see them transition from apprehension about being out in nature to exhilaration and excitement when they really begin to experience nature and the beauty of the Palmetto Trail.
- Mary Roe
Palmetto Conservation Programs & Development Director
STAY ON THE TRAIL. Walk through the mud or puddle and not around it, unless you can do so without going off the trail. Widening a trail by going around puddles, etc. is bad for trail sustainability. Just because it looks easy to cut the corner off of a switchback doesn’t mean it is a good idea. Help preserve the trail by staying on the trail.