What Storms May Come – Hiking The Barnett Branch Trail In Pisgah National Forest

July 15th, 2017 This past Saturday, Wayne, Pam, and I met at the Mountain View Restaurant in Walhalla, early in the morning for a quick breakfast (Yes, IĀ ordered a biscuit, with sausage and egg to be specific), then headed up the road towards Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. We made our usual brief… Read More What Storms May Come – Hiking The Barnett Branch Trail In Pisgah National Forest

Foothills Trail, Round Mountain Spur, And Upper Whitewater Falls

June 8th, 2017 The Hike: Foothills Trail (from Sloan Bridge Access) to Round Mountain Spur. Round Mountain Spur to Upper Whitewater Falls and return on Foothills Trail. The Hikers: Wayne, Pam, and I…AKA, The Three Amigos! (Well, two amigos and one amiga). The Stats: 10.4 miles with 1929 feet of elevation gain. Today’s hike was… Read More Foothills Trail, Round Mountain Spur, And Upper Whitewater Falls

Hiking The Foothills Trail – Laurel Valley To Laurel Fork Falls

March 17th, 2017 On Friday, Pam and I went hiking along a section of the Foothills Trail here in South Carolina. We began at the Laurel Valley Access in Rocky Bottom and hiked towards Lake Jocassee. Along the way, we crossed a creek numerous times. and spent a few minutes at Virginia Hawkins Falls. After… Read More Hiking The Foothills Trail – Laurel Valley To Laurel Fork Falls

Hiking In Jones Gap State Park – Rainbow Falls, Pretty Place, And Hospital Rock

March 6th, 2017 On Monday, Pam and I went to Jones Gap State Park and did a loop hike. We started out on the Jones Gap Trail, then made the climb up to Rainbow Falls. From there, we continued to climb until we reached Pretty Place Chapel. After spending a few minutes enjoying the view,… Read More Hiking In Jones Gap State Park – Rainbow Falls, Pretty Place, And Hospital Rock

Caesar’s Head State Park – Dismal Trail And Naturaland Trust Trail Loop

January 14th, 2017 On Saturday, Pam and I met bright and early in Picket Post, then headed towards Cleveland, South Carolina. This would be our second hike together in as many days. Just the day before, on Friday the 13th, we tempted fate and did a 10.4 mile hike on a section of the Bartram… Read More Caesar’s Head State Park – Dismal Trail And Naturaland Trust Trail Loop

Grayson Highlands – 2016 Photo Journal, Day One – Creeper Trail Bike Ride

September 30th, 2016 Well, it’s the beginning of Fall, and that can only mean one thing. Yep, it was time for our annual group trip to Grayson Highlands State Park. We had our largest group ever this year. A total of sixteen people went, along with two dogs. Over the course of four days, we… Read More Grayson Highlands – 2016 Photo Journal, Day One – Creeper Trail Bike Ride