photography

Busy Day on the Rock

trail

On the first weekend of April, I decided to head up to the Table Rock summit again. Last time, it was in the middle of autumn, but this time, spring was just starting to make itself felt. So, the foliage wasn't as lush as before, and the weather still had a little bit of a chill in it. This 3.5 mile hike up the mountain is relatively challenging, although the downward trip is a bit more taxing on my aging knees.

trail beginning
boulders
trail
mountain view
new leaves
knotted tree
Governor's Rock
knotted tree
summit view
summit view

After the Snow Fall

shelf mushrooms

February in the upstate South Carolina area was a wintry one, indeed. The university was either closed or delayed multiple times, due to the ice and snow. After one of these winter storms, with the temperature going up and the sun coming out, I took a brief trip back to Station Cove Falls. This time, rather than starting out from the Oconee Station State Historical Site parking area, I went directly to the alternate trailhead, just down from the entrance. 

fence
hiking trail
snow on bridge
tree trunk
creek
shelf mushrooms
waterfall
waterfall
top of the waterfall
waterfall
view from the waterfall
mossy rock

A Half-Forgotten Trip

trail

Recently, I was looking through some of my photos, and I found some images from a trip I took in the late fall of 2014 along the Sourwood Trail in north Georgia, around Lake Russell. I had almost forgotten that I had taken this hike, not because it wasn't enjoyable, but just because things had been very busy on my weekends, and it just got lost.I went along the trail the opposite direction from last time, but overall, the trip went very much like the last one.

gravel road
tree-lined trail
mountain view
mushrooms
trail
waterfall
waterfall
waterfall
broken tree-top
side of the trail
meadow
end of the trail

Colorful Paris Mountain

fall trail

I've been on the Sulphur Springs Trail in both the summer and winter, so why not fall? It is my favorite season of the year, after all. So, on a Saturday in October, I headed up to Paris Mountain for another hike. I decided to do the entire trail, not just up to the fire tower and back; this trail is a 3.5-mile loop, and by Paris Mountain standards, it's one of the most strenuous ones. 

trail
fall trees along the reservoir
reservoir
golden trees
golden trees
fall leaves
fall leaves
mountain view
trail in the fall
colorful trail
light through the trees
trail

Just Off the Interstate

Lake Hartwell

Mid-May rolled around and I had been jonesin' for a hike. This Spring continued to be highly busy with weekends chock full of activities. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, I love hanging out with friends and family. But I needed at least a brief trip outdoors among the trees. So, one Saturday, my scheduled activity was to attend a meeting of the Northeast Georgia Scottish Gaelic Society. It's a fun group of folks learning Scottish Gaelic and discussing comparative linguistics down in Athens, Georgia. But it didn't start until the afternoon.

trees
treetops
Lake Hartwell
Lake Hartwell
trail
park road

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - photography