…but, on Saturday, we did it in 75 miles. This is what happens when you leave your house without any real destination in mind. “Oh, wait – that looks like an interesting road!” becomes your compass, and you end up in a spot where it looks like you’ll have to back up six miles.
South of Cashiers, we stopped for a look at Silver Run Falls. There’s a short path from the tiny parking area to the bottom of the falls. In some of the photos I’ve seen of the falls, it has two distinct streams, but on Saturday, with a lot of meltwater draining into the river, there was one huge gush.
There’s a big fish hatchery north of Walhalla, South Carolina, and we stopped to have a look the trout.
We also stopped at Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, a Blue Ridge Railway project that was abandoned in 1859 when the state of South Carolina refused to spend any more money on it. Issaqueena Waterfall is nearby, but it was mid-afternoon and the falls was crawling with tourists so I couldn’t get a photo of it.