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