1999 Jim and Sandra Schmid hike to top of Table Rock – SC

From 1995 to 2001 I served as South Carolina’s first State Trails Coordinator. I worked in the Recreation Division of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The 3.6-mile Table Rock Trail in Table Rock State Park is one of the most popular trails in the Foothills of South Carolina. With so much use it was showing it’s age – lots of erosion and braided paths to the top. I hired a trail crew and housed them in the CCC cabins in the Park. Most had worked on the Appalachian Trail, so they were familiar with eroded mountain trails and moving rock. One of the few times we hired a crew to work on our trails. We usually relied on volunteers to maintain the trails. There was lots of rock work. The crew earned their pay on this job. Sandra and our dog Dezi came with me on one of my inspection hikes. While there we hiked to the summit to take a few pictures.