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TUESDAY November 23, 2021

EASTATOE PASSAGE OF THE PALMETTO TRAIL

Description: This 4.6 mile easy/moderate trail features cliff walls along the Eastatoe Creek and two unique new bridges. We will hike it one way from Keowee Toxaway park to the Dug Mountain Angler Access which requires a car shuttle.

Directions: (GPS: 34.9318, -82.88641) Gather and depart from KKEPA at 8:30AM. From KKEPA go north on SC130 for 2.5mi, right on Nimmons Branch Rd for 4.8mi, right on Swallowford for 1mi, left on Fall Cr Rd for 0.9mi, right on SC11 for 3mi, then turn left into Keowee Toxaway park. Drivers will drop their passengers off there and continue onto the Dug Mountain Angler Access on Roy F. Jones Hwy to drop the cars off and return in one car. There are no facilities or fees. Expect to return around 3PM. We don’t have an official write-up on this hike, but click here for details.

THURSDAY November 25, 2021 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

YELLOW BRANCH FALLS

 Description:  This will be a quick 4 mile easy hike for those who are not busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

Directions: (GPS: 34.804697, -83.128389) Meet, pool, and depart as usual from KKEPA at 8:30AM and/or Walhalla at 9AM. From there its just 6 miles northwest on SC28 to the well-signed Yellow Branch Park on the left. There are facilities at the YB trailhead and no fees. Expect to return by 1PM. Click here for details.

BRR Library

Planning to do some hiking on your own?  You can borrow a book from our hiking library.  The library contains many different books about hiking in NC, SC, and GA.  From our home page click on “Resources”.  The bottom half of the page lists the different books available.  A big thanks to those who donated to the library:  Nancy Carkhuff, Michael Gauderer, Bill Ebeling, and others.  To request a book contact the librarian at: brrhiker@gmail.com.