Foothills Trail (Chimney Gap/ F. Van Clayton Hwy. to Table Rock State Park)–12.2 miles
This weekend I celebrated my 44th revolution around the sun. Lucky me, my birthday wish came true–completing the Foothills Trail! Since it’s nearly impossible to coordinate the schedules of two different families with the same goal, this final hike was a long time in the making. I think the universe must have known what it was up to all along though, postponing it until now. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift.
We set out mid afternoon, with only 3.6 miles to cover before we reached our campsite. Sounded easy to everyone until they realized it was predominantly uphill mileage, but they did great!
We reached the highest point in South Carolina along the way, but it was a bit underwhelming at the summit. The state parks in South Carolina really shine, but I wish they would give a bit more attention to Sassafras Mountain!