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Travel Blogs from Sapphire
... some pictures then headed towards Caesars Head State Park on US-276. We parked at the parking area for Raven Cliff
Falls and headed out on the trail for our last waterfall of the weekend. The trail is about 2.2 miles one way and
moderate. There is a kiosk at the
trailhead with a map as well as maps at the two intersections with other
trails, so it would be hard to get lost.
... Falls is named
for an illicit moonshine still that used the cover and remoteness of the
waterfall to hide the evidence of this illegal operation. There are still several drums behind the waterfall
from those days. It is possible to get
behind the waterfall near the drums and view it from different angles. But to see the entire thing, we had to climb
down to the base. We had some fun
playing around ...
... way out, we stopped at the first gas station, but since they didn’t take credit cards, we only got $20 of gas, not wanting to waste all our cash. From here, we drove through Walhalla and up SC-28 to the Yellow Branch Recreation Area. From the parking area we hiked the Yellow Branch Falls trail down to its namesake waterfall. Right away, we had to make a couple of easy stream crossings over Yellow Branch Creek. Well-placed rocks allowed ...
... aptly name "Harley" in a very expensive and nicely decked-out side car ($7500 - yikes). "Harley", however, looked like she was very much enjoying her ride, as well as the attention she received, and the scenery.
We took Rt 215 off the Parkway....very nice road, except Sandi does NOT like chip-n-seal gravel roads. Very nice twisties, and a few waterfalls along the way.
Stopped to pee at a gas station/Church of The Lord/pastry shop just south ...
... We wished them safe travels, and suggested he park the bike in gear, with his foot on the kickstand....
Still had a very nice day of riding. 268 Miles today. Glad to be in the room and relaxing.
Ate a late lunch at Salty Dog Seafood. There was a bunch of loud bikers there (dirty, rotten bikers) from some completely forgettable motorcycle club; see, I already forgot the name. Completely loud, obnoxious and messy. Could not wait for them ...