The South Carolina State Guard will hold its first annual Hurricane Hike this Saturday in downtown Camden.
The State Guard – volunteers who assist the S.C. National Guard in times of emergency –is holding this hike to hone its readiness to rapidly deploy during a hurricane or other natural or man-made disaster.
State Guard members, along with members of the S.C. Guard, U.S. Army and other military and first responder organizations will hike nine miles carrying a 45-pound backpack filled with supplies that would be brought into an area that may be impassable by vehicles in the aftermath of a disaster.
The hike will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Camden National Guard Armory, 1100 Ehrenchlou Drive, and finish at noon at 1308 Broad St.
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More than 200 people are expected to participate. The public is invited to watch the hike, learn more about the State Guard and how to become a member and attend a noon luncheon.
— Jeff Wilkinson