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Enjoying Twin Falls in South Carolina.

I knew the author of the guide book Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina said this was an easy trail but my hope was for a little longer and steeper than what we experienced. The stream that runs beside the trail is beautiful and reminds me more of being close to the Chattooga River than [...]

I “Do” Rain!

    This is one of those summers when all it seems to do is rain. I guess I could get frustrated but I usually don't, especially when a camera is involved and when I believe you can learn from rainy days that you can't learn in sunshine. Last week, a few days after I [...]

When You Need a Quick Get Away!

T When I want to take time away and get lost in my surroundings, I usually head to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesville, and/or the Appalachian Trail (AT) in North Carolina. I realize there are closer places but there's something about these dear, dark woods and thundering mountains that bring contentment and wonder to the [...]

We hiked the Edmonds Trail

  The 7.2-mile James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail, named in honor of one of the park’s first rangers, is a quite steep trail. It was a lot more exciting than the Tennessee Rock Trail which is much shorter. When I looked up the elevation gain for the James Edmonds trail, the graph looked like rick-rack! [...]