Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Riley Moore

FINALLY I did something besides work this past weekend!! Y'all know I am working on  hiking to as many of the Waterfalls in SC as I can in my lifetime...Ive been working on this bucket list kinda thing for about 3 yrs NOW...last yr I only did a couple and this is the first one this yr..

RILEY MOORE FALLS
                            

NOT a tall waterfall but it sure was a wonderful one! The hike is 3 miles RT. Some red mud was involved! The dogs loved it...and so did my sister and I.  WE missed having our old hiking gal Indy...but she was with us in Spirit for sure as she always loved the water.
The falls is 100 ft wide and 15 ft tall and in summer there's a decent swimming hole...the water was COLD and is probably always cold as its fed by the Chauga River



When I binged the river Trout Fishing was mentioned...this river is 31 miles long...
Camping is permited in this area...IF Only we had known we would have planned to spend the night on the river...Maybe this one will be revisited..






 

A dark cloud came over but nothing could ruin this wonderful day so WE wished it away...


AND It left...


Part of the wonder of hiking in an Oak Hickory forest is the wild woods flowers! WE saw some beauties...several trilliums, jack in the pulpit, and others!!



Trillium Catesby's                    Trillium yellow 

dwarf iris                    Mt Laurel

Hope everyone had a great Mothers Day...I enjoyed mine!!!



PEACE

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful spot Sondra. Love the pictures, especially the dark sky.
    Looks like the girls had a great time too.

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  2. Aww I love it! How awesome to have a little beachy area right by the falls. The dogs look super happy, and gorgeous as always. Glad you got out there!

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  3. That is really a lovely place. Could you send some of that water out here? Those dogs are just the cutest and I bet they really loved the day. I don't think I've ever seen an upside down trillium.

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  4. Hi Sondra...For a change I was doing house repair while you was having a lovely day at this gorgeous spot!!
    I love a waterfalls,big,small,or in between : )
    The wildflower are stunning and the dogs look so excited to be at the water!!
    I had to jack up one corner of the deck and figure a way to support the existing post...yeah it is done...who needs a man!! : )))))
    Glad you had a chance to get away and refresh!!
    Grace

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  5. Hooray hooray for a day off in May!! Another beautiful waterfall..the flowers are are the jewels in the crown! Gorgeous green...the dogs are having an absolutely blast, you can tell. Good for you.

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  6. The waterfall sounds heavenly and your dogs are beautiful. You take wonderful pictures. I know I've said that before but you do!

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