Toxaway Bridge on Foothills Trail Has Been Refurbished

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After decades of service, the 225-ft suspension bridge over the Toxaway River has been refurbished by Duke Energy. Originally built by the construction section of Duke Power, the complete overhaul was carried out by Crowder Construction Company in just 60 days.  During this time men and materials had to be boated and barged up Lake…
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A Day Well Spent on Lake Jocassee

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Boat – Hike – Swim This Foothills Trail Conservancy outing included a boat ride, an invigorating hike, and swimming in Lake Jocassee! A group of nine FTC members and their guests had a near perfect day to enjoy a trifecta on, around, and in Lake Jocassee on September 1st.   First, the group was taken to…
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Baylor School Senior Students Work Hard on the Foothills Trail

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For many years the senior class at Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN has been coming to the area in and around Oconee County for a trip to enjoy such activities as kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, and rappelling. They also spend time doing community service work, primarily on the trails in the area. This year, at the…
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Roan Mountain FTC Hike

Events, Hikes
Roan Mountain Hike June 15, 2015 Eleven hikers met up on Monday morning to carpool up to the Roan. We were hiking by 11am from Carver’s Gap, North on the Appalachian Trail. The Catawba Rhododendron had a few blooms still here and there, but mostly gone. A few of them were found during the hike…
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Celebrating National Trails Day

Events, Hikes
Saturday, June 6, was a gorgeous day to be on trails and the FTC embraced the day with several celebration hikes. Our group of ten hiked on the Foothills Trail and the Chattooga Trail to make a loop from the Burrell’s Ford parking area visiting King Creek Falls, Spoonauger Falls, and the Winchester Cemetery. After…
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Whitewater Falls Wildflower Hike

Events, Hikes
April 11, 2015 We began and finished the 4 mile hike with 20 happy hikers. I wasn’t sure what kind of show that the wildflowers would put on because of never having hiked this trail in April before. But before we got out of the parking lot, there were delightful wildflowers like Fothergilla and Kidney-leaf…
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FTC Hike: Whitewater Falls to Bad Creek

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Foothills Trail Family Hike Sat. March 28, 2015 from Whitewater Falls to Bad Creek We had a wintry start to this early spring hike. We all gathered in the Upper Whitewater Falls parking lot under clear blue, but cool skies. The rhododendron around the parking lot were drooping and rolled in the less than 32…
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FTC Family Hike

Events
March 28, 2015 from Whitewater Falls to Bad Creek We had a wintry start to this early spring hike. We all gathered in the Upper Whitewater Falls parking lot under clear blue, but cool skies. The rhododendron around the parking lot were drooping and rolled in the less than 32 degree temperatures. With shuttle arrangements…
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New Stairs

Volunteers
The major project of replacing the stairs and walkway on section   A7-A8 Whitewater Falls to Bad Creek took many, many man hours but is now complete.  Thank you to the volunteers who made this project a reality.            
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Greg Crain on the Foothills Trail

Hikes
Last week a friend and I hike the Foothills Trail from Sassafras Mt. to the Rt. 281 crossing, approximately 38-39 miles.   We commented several times on how well blazed and maintained we  found the trails to be.e trail to be. We encountered three Duke Power contractors at the end of their maintenance area and…
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