1998 Jim and Sandra Schmid mtn bike at Manchester State Forest, SC

Manchester State Forest is located a short drive south of Columbia, SC where we were living at the time. We enjoyed bicycling in the woods. There are loads of motorcycle and horse trails and old roads to ride, but no mtn bike trails in 1998. They now have mtn bike trails added to the mix. With Poinsett State Park next door you have a great place to camp. The cross-state Palmetto Trail runs through the area. I spent a lot of time laying it out and constructing the Trail with prison crews and high school students. We called this first segment to be dedicated the Hill Hills of Santee Passage. This is one of the few passages that allows horses, so we had a horse ride as part of the dedication.