Stephens County

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Travelers Rest

Traveler's Rest today. This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by James R. Wyly. He strategically located it along the Unicoi Turnpike (formerly an Native American footpath), which was an early highway over the Appalachian Mountains. Wyly operated the inn until 1833 when he sold it to his neighbor Devereaux Jarrett, the [...]

By |2018-06-30T06:31:16-07:00June 30th, 2018|Living in Stephens County|0 Comments

Longnose Falls

We were able to paddle out from a friend's house on the back or head waters of Lake Hartwell. Really, this and the Tugaloo River is the very beginning of the Lake. Yesterday, the temperatures were warm enough but the wind was, once again, ruthless! It seems like every time we paddle, we are paddling [...]

What’s the big deal? Plenty!

Some people may ask, "What's the big deal? You go out on the river all the time with your kayak." But recently and especially over the last nine months, I haven't. In fact, this is the first time the kayak has hit the water since my operation and cancer diagnosis. In the beginning I was [...]