Courtney Hampson is the vice president of marketing for Palmetto Bluff, a conservation-based resort community in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The 20,000-acre spread is known for its beautiful river views, diverse wildlife and sporting lifestyle.
Unlike most officially designated “Bike Parks,” Fire Mountain is a do-it-yourself affair. There is no chairlift or shuttle service; reaching the top requires two miles of uphill pedaling and, if you’re not in top shape, some occasional pushing.
Tenkara fishing, as it is known, is a Japanese method that dates back at least four centuries and boils the craft down to its simplest form. No reels.
To some, fly fishing is for college professors, folks in tweed jackets who know the Latin names of fish and who smoke pipes on the river.