Travel Blogs from Easley
Stayed at Carolina Landing RV resort. This is a Thousand Trails resort. The overall look and feel is not so good. Grounds are unkempt, pool is already closed. No tv channels, no cable etc. Wifi at the clubhouse only. First site we attempted to hook up at had reverse polarity at the electric box.. Decided not to stay here for the full 3 weeks we had reserved. While here we spent the day out ...
... we saw a cute little eastern newt on a tree. He seemed to get real still when we got close
to take pictures, but his bright orange color makes for lousy camouflage. A little further on, we reached the overlook
for Raven Cliff Falls. Raven Cliff Falls
is a huge 400-foot waterfall and the viewing deck is very nice. Unfortunately, it’s quite far away, so it’s
hard to get an idea ...
... US-178 and drove north to Horse Pasture
Road and the entrance to Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve. We parked here, which is also a trailhead for
accessing the Foothills Trail, and hiked into the preserve following an
easy-to-follow old logging road. Along
the way, we saw several critters, including some toads, a garter snake sunning
himself on the trail, and more mushrooms.
The trail follows the old ...
... and we were unsure of where to go. The torrential rain didn’t help either. We drove up and back on Jumping Branch Road until finally we saw an unmarked gravel road. On closer inspection, there was a sign with 5A. It looked like someone had blasted the top two numbers off with a shotgun. So we proceeded down this road to a parking area at the end. There were a couple of cars here and some people were hiking back to them. They confirmed ...
Our first waterfall is Silver Run Falls, an easy short walk of 250 yards. Parking is on the side of the road and limited. If people would angle park, you can get more cars in than parallel parking. You can also walk or go swimming in the water here if you choose.
Our next waterfall is Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall in eastern United Stated. It is 411 ...