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 roomâ€”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.