Burrell's Ford to Ellicott Rock, SC/NC

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.

FAUNA IDENTIFIED: Several trout.
BIRDS: White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Robin, American Crow. .


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A beautiful sunrise from our carpool parking lot at St. Mathias Episcopal Church.
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Our trail parking lot at Burrell's Ford Campground.
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We took the short side trail up to Spoon Auger Falls.
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Beautiful Spoon Auger Falls.
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A nice view down the Chattooga River.
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Here we cross the East Fork Bridge.
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Most of the hike is very close to the river and provides nice views!
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We had lunch about a quarter mile below Ellicott Rock.
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Here is the first survey mark (Commissioner's Rock).
Engraved LAT 35 , A.D. 1813 , NC + SC
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About 15 feet north of the first rock is Ellicott Rock simply engraved N.C.
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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.


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