Sunday, May 11, 2008

Foothills Trail - Bad Creek Access to Oconee State Park

Dad & I were back on the FHT this weekend. I took Friday off so we could squeeze in 30 miles between Bad Creek Access & Oconee State Park. This finishes the FHT for me - dad reminds me AFTER he finished the FHT. I'm only 34 so the way I see it he's had a lot more time to get it done. We had good weather for most of the trip. To avoid some severe thunderstorms Sunday morning we woke up at 11PM Saturday and hiked the remaining 8.3 miles out in the pitch dark. That's an interesting way to experience the trail - just be careful!

Trillium - these were in bloom all along the entire hike.

Whitewater River - this is where we had lunch on the first day

Nice view of the sky near the Whitewater River.

Steps - lots and lots of steps - then a few more.

Upper Whitewater Falls

View of Lake Jocassee from the Grassy Knob escarpment near the Upper Whitewater Falls.

Blaze azaleas on the trail near Round Mountain.

Foothills trail - close to Sloan Bridge (SC107).

Kings Mountain Falls

Small wildflowers by the side of the Chatooga River.

Dad & me at the Whitewater Falls overlook on the first day.

This is a photo of me finishing the FHT. 5-10-2008