Oct 5, 2011

Gorges State Park, NC Trip Report

It was all that I hoped for and more...

I woke up way too early Saturday October the 1st, 2011. I tried to get back to sleep, but to no avail. So, after a half a pot of coffee and two hours of anticipation, I left my house for the two hour drive at 4 A.M.

The lack of sleep caught up with me as I was arriving at the parking area on Frozen Creek Road, so I decided to take a nap in the car... Best idea I ever had!!!

After an 1.5 hour nap I hit the Cane Break trail for what would be 6.25 miles of hiking on Saturday. The temperatures were in the mid to upper 40's for the start of the hike a nd rising into the 50's by the finish. The trail was very easy to follow along an old logging road and mostly downhill going in.

I took the last campsite along the northeastern tip of Lake Jocassee before the Foothills Trail exits the Park heading for Table Rock State in Greenville, SC.  This campsite was the stuff that campers dream of and I was treated to a "Gorgeous" Sunset!!!

Sunday Morning I woke up around 8:30 A.M. had breakfast and Coffee. I then slowly packed up before hitting the trail for the 5.75 mile hike back to my car around 11 A.M.

Pictures can be found here:

Slideshow of the sunset:

Video of the trip:

Part 1

Part 2

Next up is almost a week in the Linville Gorge!!!

Happy Trails...