GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Conservationists are still working to finish South Carolina's mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail nearly 20 years after it was designed.
The trail was planned to be about 425 miles when first drawn out by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation in 1994.
Foundation Executive Director Natalie Britt told The Greenville News that if the trail ever gets finished, it will likely be almost 500 miles, winding through cities, historic towns, through marshes and atop mountains and maybe even over the Jocassee Dam
Hopes to finish the trail were boosted this year when Boeing donated $100,000 to the foundation to draw up a new master plan for routes to finish the trail.
Most of the incomplete sections are in the Upstate, hampered by mountainous terrain and a patchwork of private and public land.