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    Foothills Trail, South Carolina

    Spur of the moment kinda trip. Really bad weather in the southeast last Friday, but thankfully it cleared up late Saturday.

    Didn't get to the trailhead until 1:00ish P.M. Much to the dismay of my soon to be exgirlfriend, I went by myself. That opened up a whole can of worms that I'll save you the pain from hearing. Let's just say I'm pretty burnt out with relationships all together.


    Sorry, I'm venting.

    So, I'm hiking along by myself and I see two guys and they ask me how close the lake is. I pull out my GPS and determine it's about an hour away. Cool.

    I keep walking and they say they'll meet me at the lake. I get to a sweet waterfall at Laurel Creek and Lake Jocassee. I walk up the trail to scope out said waterfall and decide to doubleback to camp at a site they have right behind the apex of the falls.

    By the time I pick out my two trees the two guys show up.

    I started feeling, "Im gonna have to explain with viable reasons, why I decide to use a hammock as opposed to a tent. Here it comes, like it usually does."

    Much to my surprise they pull out hammocks as well. So we set up camp, drink some moonshine, and do our best to stay warm.

    Building a fire was pretty tough, but I brought my hatchet and bear saw so finding dry wood wasn't too much of an issue.

    Didn't have my underquilt and I got very cold. Maybe two solid hours of sleep and the rest was spent trying in vain to sleep.

    My 4 season phoenix is en route at the moment.


    Too long, didn't read version;


    Went camping, met two fellow hammockers, was cold, had fun.


    Pictures below,


    My rig


    Their rigs


    General Video Shenanigans, pardon French

    Driving to trailhead




    I'm not good at this.......
    UQ=Hampon

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    Thanks for the report looks like a cool place.
    Videos aren't showing up. I just get white boxes. Any picts of the falls?

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    Short and sweet, just like I like my relationships! J/K.

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    Must have been nice to get out where there's little-to-no drama! I hope to do the FT some day, as I was born-and-raised in that neck of the woods.

    Thanks for sharing! And, "bye-bye to the drama queen!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post

    General Video Shenanigans, pardon French

    Driving to trailhead



    Here's the videos for those who are having difficulty seeing them. I like the slim perspective. FUN!!
    Looks like a fantastic area, too!!
    Last edited by creativeKayt; 02-08-2011 at 15:44.

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    Hey nice job and nice trail. Looks like a trail that would be well suited for me and my little dog. I need to check the maps to see how far it is from me.

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    Hey Kermit,
    That is one of my very favorite places to hike. I love those campsites at the top of the falls. Go back and enjoy it when it's warmer or you have the gear.
    If you get the urge to go in the cold again, I may be able to help. Drop me a PM. I'm not far from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    Hey Kermit,
    That is one of my very favorite places to hike. I love those campsites at the top of the falls. Go back and enjoy it when it's warmer or you have the gear.
    If you get the urge to go in the cold again, I may be able to help. Drop me a PM. I'm not far from you.
    Thanks a ton swampfox, but I am totally good now. I received my 4 season Phoenix underquilt from Stormcrow. Tested it last night and was TOASTY. Can't wait to go back this weekend.


    Also, sorry for the narrow video, I shot it with my iPhone. Gotta learn how to use it better.

    More to come!
    UQ=Hampon

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    nice report i need to get up there!

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