We live is such a great area for hiking and nature walks. Chris and I finally took time to go explore Caesars Head State Park in South Carolina. We live so close to the South Carolina border that it is easy to access this park and one that we plan to start exploring. It is a mere 9 miles to the Visitor’s Center from our house so we checked that out today and enjoyed some of the views before we started a hike.
The name makes you wonder, doesn’t it? The myth about the name comes back from the days when the the Scots-Irish who settled the area and who enjoyed brewing their own alcohol. The story goes that the Devil himself made a hot brew and spilled a drop of it on the rock and caused the rock to split open on the spot.
We decided to take one of the shorter hikes that was accessible from the Visitor’s Center. It was kind of one of those spur of the moment things and we may not have been totally prepared for the hike but we managed to get a 2. 2 mile hike in and lived to tell the tale. It was a really pretty hike and we even saw several little waterfalls which is always a bonus. Here are some pictures from that hike.
Isn’t nature wonderful? Even when it is winter and there is not a lot of color around I am still able to find things that are beautiful. Thank you, God.
We decided to just go ahead and get a Park Passport for $99 which will allow us access to all South Carolina State Parks with unlimited access for everyone in the vehicle. There are some other perks that come with the passport so we are anxious to take advantage of those. Included is entrance to the Hunting Island Lighthouse which we saw but did not go up in when we visited Hunting Island.
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What a hike! Good for you and for getting the pass!
I think we will use it a lot. I can’t wait to explore some other areas but we need to work up to some of these hikes as they are more than we could do at this point without collapsing!
Incredible scenery. I can see you getting much use out of the pass. Enjoy.
Thanks, Darlene. We love where we live and all the great places we can visit.
I’m not a hiker so I’m glad you share these treasures with pictures. The Hunting Island lighthouse is definitely worth the climb!
Next time, Jill, we will go up in it! I think it may not have been open when we were there the last time.
Beautiful scenery. Can understand why you purchased a pass. Looking forward to more wonderful pictures.
Thanks, Shirley–it is such a beautiful area and we can’t wait to explore it more.
Beautiful pictures! I love to go on hikes through woods. So much variety!
Thanks, Mary Ellen. We do live in a wonderful world, don’t we?
This looks amazing to hike. I might have to invest in the yearly pass to the state parks. I’m sure your pictures don’t do it justice, and it looks so peaceful.
It is a fun area to hike and there are so many great places in South Carolina that we can’t wait to explore!
These photos make me want to get in the car right now and drive up to the mountains. Miss hiking and the views so much!!!
This appears to be a rather intense hike. I’ll take your green landscape.