Adventure Guide to the Georgia and Carolina Coasts by Blair Howard

By Blair Howard

This consultant is a part of a sequence targeting outdoors actions reminiscent of climbing, cycling, mountaineering, horseback driving, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. old and different heritage details is equipped, in addition to accomplished go back and forth info.

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Fortunately, they are easily seen. If you do happen to get stung by a jellyfish or urchin you can treat the sting with vinegar to neutralize the stinging cells, then visit the local drug store to get something for the pain. Emergency treatment at a hospital might be necessary for a sting by a Portuguese Man-o-War. The Outdoors Streams & Creeks The coastal plain is the land of a thousand beautiful streams, creeks and rivers. Unfortunately, they can be dangerous. After a rainfall, water levels rise quickly and once-shallow streams turn into impassable torrents.

Thunderstorms Lightning is something everyone should be concerned with in the forest. If you find yourself caught in a storm in open country, keep moving; don't stand still. Static electricity can build in your body with disastrous results. Remove exposed metal objects from your body. Never shelter under a large tree, and never in a metal-roofed building. Page 16 Hiking Although hiking is always a delightful experience, it can be hazardous. The wilderness areas are often vast, forested regions where it's not unusual for hikers to get lost, especially in winter.

The high season for camping on the East Coast seems to begin when the first blooms of spring appear and ends when the last leaf Page 30 has fallen in early November. Die-hard campers can still be found roughing it when the snow is two feet deep in the forests. The most popular campgrounds stay heavily booked throughout spring, summer and fall. When the schools are out, and on most major holidays, like Easter, Labor Day and Christmas, it's almost impossible to find a berth at any of the larger commercial grounds.

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