While I was camping at Cunningham Falls State Park (a nice little spot about a half hour southwest of Gettysburg, PA), I took an afternoon to drive the tiny backroads that led to three different covered bridges. It was a pretty fun way to see more of the Maryland countryside and add three covered bridges to my lifetime total (all the others are in Pennsylvania). And you can drive through each of the three bridges, so that added to the fun.
High Shoals Falls, NC
High Shoals Falls seemed like an eminently doable hike when I looked at the map of the trails available at South Mountains State Park in North Carolina. I decided to go early in the morning, skipping breakfast to beat the crowds that typically arrive later in the morning.
South Mountains State Park, NC
Wow, this place was an unexpected treat! I picked it over the nearby Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina because a photographer I follow had posted some photos from here that looked amazing.
Full Circle in South Carolina
I’ve probably camped in South Carolina more than any other southern state in the last six years, and there’s a good reason why. Actually there are about 33 reasons why: the South Carolina state parks that offer overnight camping!
Time of the Mountain Laurel
It’s one of my favorite times of the year in the American South, that few weeks where the mountain laurel blooms in abundance, lining the roads and trails with their graceful bouquets of white and pink colors.