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A Promise Kept

Click on images to enlarge A few weeks ago, I got us caught in a horrendous thunderstorm complete with thunder, lightening, and hail. I had never been as wet as I was that day! And the hail hurt!! We were out in the middle of a forest with no place to shelter. My [...]

Spoonauger Falls another Big Payoff!

I love hiking along the Chattooga  River! The trails have a different sense of character, and it usually includes something pretty wild! This hike had one of the most "paddled" trails that I have hiked. It was thick with pine needles, lush with rhododendron, and super short and easy. There was some muddy up spots [...]

King Creek Waterfalls South Carolina

Click on the photo to enlarge. This is one sweet little hike that has something for everyone. There's plenty of rhododendron tunnels, pine needle padded paths, some rock scrambles, ups and downs, and a big payoff at the end with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area: King Creek Waterfall. We [...]

Andrews Bald Conquered!

Click on photo to enlarge. I read the reviews for this 3.6 mile hike to Andrews Bald, and everyone, who seemed much younger than me, wrote things like: "Such an easy hike." Then someone my age popped in and said. "Moderate." LOL! It really is moderate—not strenuous but certainly moderate. Why, the rocks [...]