So to catch up last time I told you I was headed upstate to fetch Mom home and do some dog sitting and cut and fold Fat Quarters--used in quilting. (long story) The weather forecast was rain with Friday, March 4th, being the best day to go exploring so in spite of the damp weather I
Wildcat Falls Middle (Ive seen the lower and yet to see the upper sections of this series of falls--this one Mom cant go to see but I
Carrick Creek Falls is perfect for Mom because its only 100 feet away from the parking lot!! (the reason I chose this one for this trip) This small waterfall is in Table Rock State Park one of 15 in this park..I have a long way to go to see them all...but as part of my ongoing goal of seeing as many as possible listed in the Waterfall Hikes of SC by Thomas E King--this visit to Carrick Creek falls means I can check off page 156 of the book. This is a 15 ft plunge falls. It was drizzling rain so we had to deal with light showers..later it stopped raining and turne dofCarrick Creek is not a big fall but it sure is pretty! Had some raindrops on my lens--
|the small falls is in a beautiful heavy forest setting with a nice wading pool for a hot day!|
Only today it was gloomy and raining and we had no boat so in between showers I grabbed some photos..of the beautiful mountain lake shoreline...
|the clay was so red after the rain, when its dry its more of a bricky red or pink|
|thats a horned grebe swimming away from me--|
|kinda grainy as he didnt want to get close to me--wish they stayed for breeding plumage which is fantastic and I ve never seen!|
|common loon-F the water is disturbed by the rain ---|
I saw all these gulls out on a sand bar, too far away for ID's I just like the way they looked...
If I had to guess I'd say RingBill Gulls--So that was it for that weekend I just returned from another trip up there and I saw another great waterfall, saving that for my next post...