March 29, 2005
|HIKERS - John Bellamy, Ray Cowan, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Doug Russell, David Whitaker and Geri Whitaker.
TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Chattooga River and Bartram Trail starting at Highway 28 Bridge (SC side) parking lot and hiking northward beyond Lick Log Creek Falls
Nice hike with nice river views and waterfalls along with a great selection of wildflowers.
Total round trip hiking distance - 8.1 mi.
Directions: Take Hwy. 28 between Highlands, NC and Walhalla, SC and drive to the Hwy. 28 Bridge (Russell Bridge) and park in the parking lot on the SC side of the bridge.
Another great day for a hike! Fair, mild with temperatures ranging from the low 50's to mid 70's.
Wildflowers in bloom: Bloodroot, Halberd Leaved Violet, Round Leaved Yellow Violet, Red Toadshade Trillium, Wood Anemone, Hepatica & Yellow Root.
Birds: Canada Geese, Cardinal, Tohee, Phoebe, Carolina Wren, Crow, Piliated Woodpecker, & Red-eyed Vireo.
Our nice group of 12 hikers head out toward Lick Log Creek.
Along the trail, we get many nice views of the Chattooga River.
Some of today's wildflowers.
(top l-r) Bloodroot, Halberd leaved Violet
(bottom l-r)Red Toadshade Trillium, Hepatica.
About 3.5mi out, we cross Ira Branch.
Another trail-side river view.
At Lick Log Creek, we first pass by the beautiful lower falls.
The upper falls and our lunch spot!
A great spot for our lunch break!
Nature's wonder of the day!
Gnarled tree looks like a Gargoyle?
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Jack Jacobi, Ray Cowan, Wayne Miller, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker, John Bellamy, Donna Presley, Steve Jordan, Bob Presley, Dick Metzgar, Doug Russell, Tony Presley.