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Sep 5, 2015 - Walhalla Area Waterfalls

Saturday morning, we woke up early, had breakfast and departed camp. We headed north for about a mile to Burrell’s Ford Road (FSR-708). In about 2.5 miles, we pulled over at a pull-off and started our first of many hikes for the day. We made the short hike to Spoonauger Falls. Unfortunately, this one is pretty pitiful in the low water, despite the rains the night before. After a couple of quick pictures, we headed back to the car and drove just a short ways back up FSR-708. There’s a large parking area for Burrells Ford campground where we...

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Sep 2, 2013 - Stumphouse Tunnel & Issaqueena Falls

Earlier last month while looking for something nearby to do, someone at the golf course grill suggested we visit the Stumphouse Tunnel. Located about 10 miles north of us, the 1,617 foot long Stumphouse Tunnel is an oddity. Started in 1852 to connect Charleston to Knoxville by rail and eventually on to Cincinnati, the Civil War—and lack of funds—brought construction to a halt. While there were various efforts by the Blue Ridge Railroad to revive the tunnel, none of them came to pass and it stands today as a monument to the efforts of...

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Aug 31, 2013 - 7 Waterfalls in One Day!

We woke up around sunrise on Saturday, quickly broke camp, and hiked down to see Riley Moore Falls. This is a 12-foot waterfall on the Chauga River. Given the height, I wasn’t expecting to be too impressed with this one. But despite the low height of the falls, it was nearly 100 feet wide, spanning the entire river and the water was really flowing, and it turned out to be pretty impressive after all. Interestingly, the water appeared to be two different colors. The upper cascades were a murky brown color, while the lower cascades were...

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Oct 24, 2011 - Waterfalls and Hiking

From Twin Lakes COE Park on Lake Hartwell near Clemson, SC … Monday, October 24, 2011 This morning we got up and going pretty soon instead of easing in with a cup of coffee. I went up to the bath house for a nice warm shower. Have I mentioned that the bath house here is HEATED? It’s awesome! And it’s a brand new bath house which is very nice too. While I cleaned up, Charlie sat outdoors in his chair on the beach and read his book in the morning sun. I met our neighbors who moved in yesterday. Gary and Irene are a very nice couple from SC....

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