We recently replaced my aging Ford Escape with a Wrangler. Why didn't I buy one of these sooner?! Jenny & I were able to do a quick overnight trip this weekend in the Rocky Bottom, SC area. Good times!
On the way out. Love the Jeep!
Nothing but views on this trail (Horsepasture Road)
Needs a rack, right?
Jumping off rock and an amazing view of Lake Jocassee
Jenny... taking a moment
Sunset. No words.
Gourmet dinner and perfect weather
Home sweet home
GREAT weekend trip. We can't wait to explore more!!
I'm lucky to live on the lower edge of Paris Mountain. I can leave the house and immediately begin climbing. One of my favorite quick torture routes is an out and over. This video shows some of the downhills on that route.
If you haven't given DuPont a whirl, do yourself a favor and give it a go. Its about an hour from home for me but worth the drive. The forest is a nicely marked system of single track and forest service trails. There is an unusually high density of vistas and nice falls. Beautiful lakes with crystal clear water are thrown in here and there for good measure. Its a GREAT place to explore on bike and do a little bikepacking.
I did a 20 mile, 2,000 ft elevation ride yesterday morning. Here are the views:
Map of the ride. I recommend taking the
Western North Carolina Trail Guide: DuPont State Recreational Forest Map
Covered bridge just above high falls
Picture perfect lakes
Lunch break. Love my Trail Designs Fissure and Trapper's Mug