Foothills Trail complete!

On Friday, April 8, the incomparable Taz met gistrailblazer and me at Table Rock State Park and shuttled us to Oconee State Park. For the next week we hiked 76.2 miles through South Carolina and North Carolina.

Chatooga River

There are too many sights and stories to share in one short post but here is a small sampling.

Descending Round Mountain

During our week on the trail we encountered snow, heat and humidity (by my standards), and rain.

Whitewater Falls

The trail took us to places I’d never heard of before, like Whitewater Falls, the highest falls east of the Mississippi. It also took us through incredibly remote places.

One of many, many bridges

The Foothills Trail had some pretty incredible structures, and some I’ll admit we maybe didn’t love, but they make good memories.

So many stairs.
SO many stairs…

We met some awesome people on the trail and loved sharing sites with Lewis and Clark, Russ and Giselle, and others. But half the nights we were actually alone.

Halfway up Sassafras Mountain

We were grateful for the trail, camaraderie, and for the intense volunteer effort which goes into maintaining this trail.


I look forward to writing up a more in depth report when I have a computer again.