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WHEN YOU GO
The Hike: A moderate 14.4-mile hike near the Blue
Ridge escarpment in South Carolina that could be split
into two day hikes of 5.5 miles and 8.9 miles.
Getting There: Follow SC 28E westward for 8 miles
from Walhalla, bear right onto SC 107 and, if doing the
overnight hike (or on the second day hike), continue 3.2
miles, turn left onto Village Creek Road, go another 1.8
miles, bear right onto Nicholson Ford Road and leave
one car in the trailhead parking lot. Return to, and turn
left onto, SC 107. For those who want to place a car at
the end of the first day's hike, continue 7.2 miles, turn
left onto Burrell's Ford Road and go 3 miles to the Foothills Trail parking area on the left. From the intersection
of Burrell's Ford Road and SC 107, it is 1.6 miles to the
left turn onto Fish Hatchery Road, which is followed to
its end at the hatchery and trailhead parking lot.
Trail Information: The Foothills Trail Guidebook and
map may be obtained from the Foothills Trail Conference; foothillstrail.org.

The Hike

The "Trail Boys" were out on an overnight on the day of Leonard Adkins' hike.

hikes with me.
As we walk the gently descending East Fork Trail,
Heyward informs me that
the 77-mile Foothills Trail
starts at Table Rock State
Park with views of the
Piedmont, ascends South
Carolina's highest point
on Sassafras Mountain,
swings around Lake Jocassee and parallels the Chattooga River for more than
eight miles before ending
in Oconee State Park. He
is relating that it possibly
has more waterfalls (close

to a dozen) than any other
trail of its length when he
stops so short I almost run
into him. An entomologist
by profession, he points to
an elaborately constructed
web strung across the trail
and informs me, "Spiders
expend so much energy
building a web that, if they
have to do any major reconstruction on it shortly after
originally building it, they
can exhaust themselves. In
fact, it takes so much out
of them to produce the silk
that they eat web parts that
are wearing out so that they
can reclaim some of the energy it took to produce it."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016

Happy 100th to Our National Parks
West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
The Southern Mountain Bucket List
The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Letters/Worth a Click
From the Editor
Contributors’ Notes
Mill Creek Stories
Mountain Report
Great Buys
Creature Feature
The Hike
Festivals & Events
Country Roads
Mountain Garden
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 6
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Letters/Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Contributors’ Notes
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Great Buys
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Happy 100th to Our National Parks
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 28
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Southern Mountain Bucket List
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 45
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Garden
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Guest Column
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