Finding new places in SC with Marjorie, another photog and friend, was fun and all where easy walks. Not sure what we were thinking, going South as hot as it is. Gilreath Mill sits right, and I mean right on the side of the road. That is not what I’d envisioned at all. The poison ivy and spiders were abundant. If there had been colors in the leaves I would’ve gotten out in the creek to get a photo but didn’t want to tromp thru poison ivy and get wet without it being more worth it as far as color. Next time I’ll wear jeans.
I’ve been to Campbells Covered Bridge & Poinsette Bridge several times so I tried to shoot from new places or angles. If you go to Poinsette Bridge, on the right-hand side down at the water (the side with the sign) there is a large yellow jackets nest in the ground near where you would stand on the large rock in the stream.
Then we ended the day by seeing the three falls of Wildcat Falls.
I’ve stopped a few times at the base, also called Wildcat Wayside Falls and Wildcat Branch Falls, but had never walked the loop. In addition to the lower falls that you can see from the pull off, we also saw middle and the base of upper Wildcat. We saw the fireplace and chimney that remained from the late 1930’s resting spot the Civilian Conservation Corps built in Greenville Wayside Park. We passed a family who said they saw a snake in the water at the upper falls. We never saw it. Marjorie was more comfortable than me setting up her tripod there to photography the upper falls.
To try to save on space here, you can see more pics in my SC album on Flickr
Now didn’t that headline sound confusing 🙂
A little side trip on the way to get some strawberries at Strawberry Hill in SC had us at Palmetto and Campbells covered bridge. Continue reading
Between my shoulder, our cats and hubbies schedule we sure haven’t done much hiking this year. I fetched the bear spray from my pristine camera backpack and we took off for our make up anniversary outing we postponed.
We changed the place to see and decided on Raven Cliff Falls in SC. Raven Cluff Falls is on Matthews Creek in Ceasars Head Park. It is the tallest waterfall in South Carolina, somewhere between 320 and 400 feet, depending on what you read and where they measured as it looks like the start of it could be hard to determine. Regardless of the exact size, it was a site to see. Continue reading
I again spent the field trip drive making new friends with CCoH members. I’ve spoken with all of them but it was nice to learn a little more about Diane, Allison & David.
The first photos I shot were of the cool looking sky before we ever left the parking lot. Continue reading
I don’t usually quit once I set my mind to something.
Me resting on an unknown trail from the late 80’s or early 90’s. I do think we went to the top that day.
As a kid, my dad who hated crowds stood in the hot sun with me to ride Space Mountain. After we finally got up to a cut out where you could see people on the roller coaster I chickened out – same thing at Sliding Rock. Both of those were because of fear.
So the only thing my last field trip with CCoH has in common with the song are well, strawberries.