With the promise of cooler weather, I decided to tackle what would prove to be a hike properly labeled as “strenuous”: Table Rock Trail at Table Rock State Park. After my strenuous hike last Sunday up to Rainbow Falls, I knew I didn’t want to sherpa all my Canon gear again, so I opted to travel light with my Camelbak and the Fuji X100T dangling from my wrist. I got to the trailhead around 10am, registered to hike, and hit the trail.
First, we’ll need to address the elephant in the room: DuPont State Forest is located in North Carolina, which seems not to be in South Carolina, as implied by the “SC” in this post title and category. Yes, I am aware of this.
After resting up on Saturday, recovering from the short nights at Lake Keowee, I headed out Sunday morning to celebrate Father’s Day at Jones Gap State Park. It was a lovely morning for the drive, which took about an hour, with an extra 10-15 minutes for a detour around a closed section of River Falls road. I found a parking spot and made my way to the trailhead.
I was fortunate enough in my second week in South Carolina to take part in an offsite meeting at Lake Keowee, a gorgeous mountain lake in the far western corner of SC. Among all the work, we found a bit of time for wakeboarding, swimming, skiing, basketball and a few other things.
Caesar’s Head State Park
After a tough hike Saturday in the heat, I wasn’t sure how much hiking I was up for on Sunday, but I geared up and hopped in the car with a mind toward doing some car touring. Saturday I had taken my Canon camera and a few lenses, but since I was already fairly tired, I instead took just my awesome new Fuji x100T to save some wear on my back. The built-in 3-stop ND filter was perfect for a bright sunny day like this.
As noted in my previous post, I moved to South Carolina from Michigan two weeks ago. My first weekend here was spent unpacking, shopping, and searching for furniture on Craigslist. I arrived on Friday, had those two days to get somewhat settled, then started work on Monday. After a great workweek, I knew I needed to get up into the mountains, since that’s why I moved to Greenville.
Two weeks ago, I moved to Greenville, South Carolina. I have been looking to move south for many years, as the gray skies of West Michigan tend to wear on me, and I wanted to move to a place with more sunshine: