Whitewater Falls - Foothills Trail -S.C. - N.C.

5/20/03

hikers - John Bellamy,  Steve Jordan,  Bob Presley,   Tony Presley,   Wayne Miller,  Dan Ross,  Doug Russell,   David Whitaker  

Trail access Sloan's Bridge Parking Lot - SC Hwy. 107 north of Walhalla, SC. The hike from Sloan's Bridge to Upper Whitewater Falls is a moderately difficult hike of 11 mi. round trip.

Another beautiful hiking day! Mostly cloudy - temperature ranged from 58-68 degrees F..  

Wildflowers viewed - Trillium (Catesbys and Vasey's) ,  Foam Flower,  Golden Alexander, Solomon's Seal & False Solomon's Seal,  Lizard's Tail, Woodland Bluets,  Goose Berries,  Buck Berries,  .  Twisted Stalk,   Cherokee Rose- among others.

Birds identified -  Cooper's Hawk,  Bard Owl,  Pileated Woodpecker,   Oven Bird,  Hooded Warbler,  Black-throated Blue Warbler,  Red-eyed Vireo,  Summer Tanager,   Indigo Bunting.


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The sign at Sloan's Bridge
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We crossed the state line into N.C. between Soan's Bridge and Whitewater Falls.
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Whitewater River above the falls.
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Recent trail improvements include benches about a mile or two from the falls.
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Magnificent Whiterwater Falls!
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Clear warning!
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Our group at Whitewater Falls. (l-r) Tony Presley, David Whitaker, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Dan Ross, Doug Russell,
John Bellamy, and Steve Jordan.


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