So this was my first Covid-19 hike. We hiked to the top of a fire tower and then headed on down the road to Licklog Falls. We had no idea at the time that it would be just the first Friday in a two month event. South Carolina has some beautiful hiking trails that are dotted with waterfalls. Licklog is rated as difficult, but I don’t think that is accurate. It is an easy rolling path that ends with a pretty grand view of a double waterfall.
The well traveled pathway, even then, was empty. I think I passed two other people. We all gave one another plenty of room—much more than six feet.
Sunlight dots the trail as it travels past rushing streams. We hike this one every year. It’s only a couple of miles in and out, so it is a “walk and talk” pathway.
Locals call this Pigpen Falls and I have no idea why but I’m sure there’s a story. I read where people do jump in and enjoy these waters in the summer time. All of the water at these falls work their way into the Chattooga River.
I really goofed on this photo by using a ND filter. It’s made to use with overcast skies, and I know I should use a polarizer for sun. But I just thought I would give it a try.
We easily made it to this set of falls, and we were the only ones there. Quite an accomplishment in our crowded world. A few quick photos and we were out of there. On the way back, some people had set up a small camp, and I don’t think they were practicing social distancing. But it was early in this Covid-19 adventure.