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February 5, 2014 12:01 AM

Ruins, rice mills and cursed trees: Adventure in Bonneau Ferry WMA

"I dare you to touch this tree!" Normally one would not think twice of touching a perfectly fine live oak tree in the Lowcountry. However, this was no ordinary tree. This was the legendary "Robintation Tree" of Comingtee Plantation, and it was home to a terrible curse. Evil tree or not, it was causing a group of grown men to happily taunt each other like schoolkids. As the sky blackened with an approaching winter storm, laughter echoed through the forest. We were deep in the wilds of Bonneau Ferry Wild Management Area near Charleston and about to become lost in time.

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