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

Day Hiking The Foothills Trail From Burrels Ford To Licklog And Back

My daughter Hannah is a member of her high school’s marching band. With the start of the new school year less than three weeks away, band camp is in full swing. This past Wednesday morning, after dropping Hannah off for practice, I drove to the trailhead for the Foothills Trail at Burrels Ford. My plan… Read More Day Hiking The Foothills Trail From Burrels Ford To Licklog And Back

Snow Hiking In The Sumter National Forest Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area

This past Saturday, I did a 10.2 mile solo hike in the Sumter National Forest Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area. Established in 1975, the wilderness area encompasses more than 9,000 acres surrounding the point at which the states of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina come together.  It also straddles the 15,432 acre Chattooga River Wild… Read More Snow Hiking In The Sumter National Forest Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area

Hiking the Foothills Trail – Sassafras Mountain to Table Rock State Park

This past Saturday, some companions and I hiked the 9.7 mile section of the Foothills Trail from Sassafras Mountain to Table Rock State Park.  At 3,560 feet, Sassafras Mountain is the highest summit in South Carolina.  As we drove to the summit, we encountered some heavy fog which limited visibility to maybe 20 – 30 feet… Read More Hiking the Foothills Trail – Sassafras Mountain to Table Rock State Park