Georgetown, Pawleys Island, and Waccamaw Refuge


It was time for a beach weekend trip to Georgetown South Carolina.   We had never visited this area of South Carolina, and had not heard too much of the area.   There were no highways to connect Charlotte to the town of Georgetown, so we got to an interesting tour of this part of the country.

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Cashiers, North Carolina

Cashiers, North Carolina has been a mystery, ever since moving to North Carolina.  It was said to be the home of scary climbing and absurdly rich housing.  Both which proved to be true.  Alexis and I set off on a Saturday through South Carolina to check out this western Carolina area.

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Linville Weekends: Lower Hawksbill and Underworld

King of Kings, Lower Hawksbill Photo Cred: Joe V.irtanen

Late Spring the mugginess of the south was in full effect. The air sat like a full soggy sponge around charlotte and the surround areas. The only way to get a brief reprieve from the heat was to run away a couple weekends in a row to the highlands of the Linville gorge.
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Linville – The Mummy and Hiking Cambric Branch

The possibly of a bum knee was shoved deep into the back of my mind.  I would not cancel the scheduled adventure with neighbor Karson.  We had made plans to go hiking and exploring in the Linville gorge, while drinking at a neighborhood meetup.  Karson had all the good camping spots figured out in Linville, and I had knowledge of the climbing routes which he has not been on.

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Obed, TN Trip


The Obed
I drove out from the city of Charlotte in the Blazer for the Lands of Tennessee. My Destination was set, I was head for the shangra-la of the Obed.  My need to visit was driven by the overheard stories of overhanging sandstone walls, rushing water, and vibrant deciduous forests.