This is a wooded trail that starts at Burrels Ford Road and passes north of Fork Mountain. It forms a loop by connecting the Chattooga River Trail to the Fork Mountain Trail. The Fork Mountain Trail takes you to Sloan Bridge. From there, you hike on the Foothills trail back down to Burrels Ford. You… Read More Fork Mountain Trail Loop – 21.7 mile dayhike
Yesterday evening, I went with seven companions from the Oconee County Hiking Club in search of bears. Actually, we were pretty sure that we would see them because there has been a lot of bear activity in the area that we were headed to. After arriving at Bad Creek Access, we needed to hike only maybe 200 yards or… Read More No Lions or Tigers, Just Bears. Oh My!!!
This first shot is of Thompson River. A couple of hiking buddies and I went backpacking along the Foothills Trail in NC/SC in early May. On the first day we decided to stop and eat our lunch on a large boulder along the bank of the river. In late May, I did a 15.5 mile… Read More Some Of My Favorite Images From This Year’s Hikes, So Far!
This is a picture of Upper Whitewater Falls. The falls are located in NC near the NC/SC state line. This shot was taken from the observation platform near the end of our 6.3 mile section hike on the Foothills Trail. We had started our hike earlier that morning at the Sloan Bridge trailhead in SC.
This is a picture of Lake Jocassee as seen from the Foothills Trail. This shot was taken while hiking from Sloan Bridge to Upper Whitewater Falls at about the midway point of our 6.3 mile hike.