January 4, 2005
|HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, Doug Russell, Bob Thompson, Geri Whitaker, David Whitaker.|
TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Chattoogga River Trail from Burrell's Ford, SC to Ellicott Rock, which is the common border point for GA/SC/NC
We also did the short side trail up to Spoon Auger Falls. The hike is mostly flat with very few short hills. Total distance out and back - 7.5 miles.
Directions: From Walhalla, take SC 28 north to SC 107. Turn right onto SC 107 and follow for 17 miles to Forest Service road 708 (Burrells Ford Road). Travel about 2 miles or so down this gravel road and park in the campground parking lot .
Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from the upper 40's to the upper 50's.
A beautiful sunrise from our carpool parking lot at St. Mathias Episcopal Church.
Our trail parking lot at Burrell's Ford Campground.
We took the short side trail up to Spoon Auger Falls.
Beautiful Spoon Auger Falls.
A nice view down the Chattooga River.
Here we cross the East Fork Bridge.
Most of the hike is very close to the river and provides nice views!
We had lunch about a quarter mile below Ellicott Rock.
Here is the first survey mark (Commissioner's Rock).
Engraved LAT 35 , A.D. 1813 , NC + SC
About 15 feet north of the first rock is Ellicott Rock simply engraved N.C.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r)front - Tony Presley, David Whitaker,
Geri Whitaker, and Donna Presley (l-r back) Jack Jacobi,
Wayne Miller, Bob Thompson, Doug Russell, Dan Ross,
Phil Brownrigg, Dick Metzgar and Bob Presley.