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Wintery Hike to the top of Rabun Bald!

  Up Rabun Bald again! This is from a few weeks ago. I'm behind on my posts maybe because I have a new puppy, who is pulling on me 24/7. My story: Beth had never been to the top of Rabun Bald, and I said, "Let's  do it!" I had no idea what we were [...]

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 [...]

Love the Views at Wesser Bald

There's a 30 foot fire tower or lookout tower on the top of Wesser Bald, and we want to visit it again. We took a dirt road through the beautiful Telico Valley to Telico Gap. (See directions at the end.) The road to get there is a little rough, especially the last mile, but any [...]

Perfect for a Sunday Afternoon!

Here's a perfect Sunday afternoon walk—not a hike—but a visit to the Chenocetah lookout tower. This evening the sunlight (golden hour) was perfect for my little Sony A6000 camera. Lake Russell is seen in the distance of this photo. This is an easy Google to get the directions. Hint: The tower is located on Chenocetah [...]

Rewind Rabun Bald!

With great care, we headed back out to hike Rabun Bald recently. Remember, these hikes are mental health breaks right now during this time of isolation. If there are more than two cars at a location, we go on to another place. Staying safe is first but also seeking ways to retain the physical ground [...]

Now, I’m Climbing Fire Towers! Long Mountain Tower

I'm pretty sure that the same thing that attracts me to this historic fire tower is the same thing that attracts me to lighthouses. I remember how seeing the Cape Hatress lighthouse for the first time, took my breath away. Some of these towers do the same thing. Many are not open. Occasionally, you find [...]

By |2020-11-03T19:55:19-07:00March 25th, 2020|Best Hikes, Fire Towers, Memories, South Carolina|0 Comments
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