Peregrine Award

The Peregrine Award is presented to hikers who complete all 77 miles of The Foothills Trail—from Oconee State Park to Table Rock State Park. The award was started in 2011 in honor of longtime FTC member Heyward Douglass. The word “peregrine” comes from the Spanish word “peregrino,” which means pilgrim. It is also the name of one of Heyward’s favorite birds; he was instrumental in the re-introduction of the Peregrine Falcon to the mountains of Upstate South Carolina. To receive the award, hikers must meet the following requirements:

  • Hike all 77 miles of the Foothills Trail. This may be in a single through-hike or multiple section hikes over a period of time.
  • Be a member of the Foothills Trail Conservancy at the time of award application. Join on-line here.
  • Apply for the award, which includes submitting a report of your hike(s) and describing your experience, best moments, etc.

There are two ways to apply for the Peregrine Award:

Applications will be reviewed by the Foothills Trail Conservancy and, upon acceptance, applicants will receive a completion certificate and Peregrine Award patch.

2020 Recipients

Jolene Griffin AZ
Thomas Griffin AZ
Ryan  Mulvey NJ
Peter Gelzinis FL
Clark McClendon MS
Charis Clark NC
Zachary Clark NC
Michael Hanson SC
Donna Kirkwood KY
Will Hankins GA
Christopher Steele NC
Kimberly Brookshire NC
Dennis Wilson NC
Kevin Slade FL
Kim  Slade FL
Katie Borns OH
Matthew Charek OH
Jeffrey Pulver FL
Christopher Nail SC
Neal Waldrop NC
Mo  Casey NC
Saranac Casey NC
Heidi  Nisbett NC
Crispin Henry GA
Michael Davis GA
Bob Wilson FL
Todd Kelly FL
Patti Winford KY
Sarah McGraw SC
Austin Rhea SC
Laura  Seeger TN
Kevin Hodge SC
Bill Watkins SC
Christopher Weber VA
Matthew Schnabel SC
Daphne Sullivan GA
Jayne Fought NC
Clyde Carter NC
Amy  Lee SC
Valerie Lamott SC
Ayla Crawley NC
Jenna Crawley NC
Ryan Crawley NC
Mike Lane SC
Lisa Lane SC
Ethan Lane SC
Eric Lane SC
Austin Clay SC
Bethany Clay SC
Aadrik Clay SC
BABY Clay SC
Karen Wright SC
Hugh  Nesbitt SC
Randolph Ruble VA
Hugh Nesbitt SC
Karen Wright SC
Melissa Shannon IA
Floyd Colley TX
Jessica Cox TX
Jamie Holodak SC
Jodie Holodak SC
Tina Groleau MI
Tim Brennan SC
Mary Kate Gust SC
Conan Gust SC
Steven Powell VA
Hubert Yarborough SC
Tricia Herbert McDougald SC
Samara Bankston TN
Paul  Herr SC
Anne-Marie Jones NC
Josh Fain SC
Traci Short FL
Lynette Rozar SC
Robert Rozar SC
Sherrie Hopkins SC
Judy Merrell GA
Maxine Vande Vaarst NC
Terri  Wilbanks SC
Clarence Robinson SC
Adina Jones FL
Joy Wildwood GA
Oak Wildwood GA
Ed Goetze GA
Thomas Goetze GA
Kira Gaillard FL
Bonnie Glenn SC
Kelly Lohman KY
Julie Bricking KY
Ashlyn Cooper SC
Joe Howard NC
Eric Severson NC
Stowe  Perry NC
Michael Payette VA
Jacob Wilkes GA
Jason Paddock SC
Brad Hutto SC
Winn Martin SC
Riley Nelson MS
Pat Daily MS
Christopher Bass AL
Matthew Wall SC
Alexandra Odom TN
Jacob Word SC
Cara Brewton SC
Mark Brewton SC
Bradley Hawkins SC
Tony LaSala SC
Joseph Savel SC
Cheryl Savel SC
Kim  Sylvester NC
Tom Richardson FL
Paul  Elliott FL
Paul  Elliott, Jr NC
Paul  Wilkinson SC
Michael  Kelly SC
Mary Carol Vickery NC
Brian Fry SC
Don  Sornson SC
Robin Sornson SC
” Harley ” Sornson SC
Herb Elder SC
Paula Swartz SC
Steve Pagano NC
Amelia Yook SC
Katherine Yook SC
Lennon Yook SC
Meredith Yook SC
Steven Yook SC
Larissa Yook SC
Jessica Lane SC
Bill White SC
Susan  Starkey SC
William Jones GA
Willa Jean Gleason SC
Bailey Seitter GA
Hayes Crowley GA
Jack Moran NC
Brian Herbst SC
Marcel Melo SC
Michael  Ikeler GA
Josiah Ikeler GA
William Henry FL
Erin Perry NC
Thomas Brasel TN
Rock McCaskill SC
Grace Mack SC
Jay Mack SC
Kim Cook GA
Katelyn Ballard SC
Leah Davis NC
Emily Chadwick TN
Nancy Titus NC
Pete Titus NC
Andrew Luering FL
Kim Hamlin NC
James Abernathy AL
Crystal  Hooper NC
Patrick  Clay NC
Austin Brookie SC
Jordan Jackson NC
Robert Looney SC
John Long SC
Tom  Lahey SC
Jacqueline Beavers SC
Carree Taylor SC
Larry Spell SC
Clent Hughes GA
Steve  Morrone SC
Christopher Savage SC
Reed Wilson SC
Dan  Johnson SC
Julie Windsor GA
Charles Windsor GA
Liz DiNatale NC
John Rogers SC
Charley Lovell SC
Sydney Andersen SC
Cody Peacock FL
Barry Swiger SC
Whitney Messervy SC
Lucius Messervy SC
Warren Morgan GA
Rajarajeswari Sankaran GA
David Blake GA
Ben Blake GA
Cathy Peacock FL
Tom  Jenkins SC
Jessie King SC
Taylor  Woodward GA
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