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Magic: The Traveling

A Magic: the Gathering travel blog
Finding MtG in the most unlikely places

Congaree National Park vs. Fifth Edition Swamps

Congaree National Forest
Columbia, SC, USA

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Standing at the trailhead with one eye on the Visitor’s Center mosquito meter, it should have occurred to me that Congree National Park is the perfect birthplace for an MtG travel blog, what with all the primordial ooze. The official website calls it an “old-growth floodplain”. I call it the inspiration for every 5th Edition swamp ever.

Partially tamed now thanks to a 2.5-mile hiker’s boardwalk and the onset of the Cenozoic period, the recent history of the Congaree can be summed up with a quick litany of historical has-beens: Indians, Spanish explorers, smallpox, Mel Gibson. Read More »

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