This Week’s Hikes

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:  RABUN BALD

Description:  At 4696 feet, Rabun Bald is the second highest point in Georgia which should be dryer and cooler in temperature. There are grand vistas in all directions from the old fire tower atop the summit.  This is a moderate 4 mile hike.  Optional stop at “Wife said no” falls on the return for an additional 1-2 mile hike.  Click here for details.

Directions:  (GPS 34.971108, -83.302528)  Meet, pool, and depart as usual from Keowee Key Event Parking lot (KKEPA) at 8:30AM and/or Warthers Auction parking lot in Walhalla at 9AM.

Thursday, September 20, 2018:  CEDAR ROCK

Description:  This moderate 7 mile hike in the Dupont Forest features granite balds, fine vistas, lush forest, diverse flora, and rocky shoals with bold rapids.  Optional stop at Caesar’s Head on the way home to see the migrating hawks.  Bring your binoculars to see the hawks and perhaps some refreshments since it may take an hour before we see them.  Click here for details.

Directions:  (GPS 35.191836, -82.647439) Depart from the US11/178 Mart at Holly Springs at 9:15AM.  That requires leaving Keowee Key Event Parking Area (KKEPA) by 8:40AM.