Two Old Bridges

by rmajor

Greenville County, SC is home to two very nice old bridges. Both of these had been on my radar screen for a long time, and I finally found the time and opportunity to visit them.

Poinsett Bridge is an old stone Gothic arch bridge built in 1820. All of the photos I had seen of the [...]

Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls

by rmajor

Chimney Rock State Park is located about 30 miles east of Asheville, NC.

Chimney Rock towers 315 feet over the parking lot and gift shop. I was joined on this trip by my friend Jim, who is from the Asheville area. We decided to take the longest of our planned hikes first, which was the 3/4 mile [...]

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

by rmajor

Watson Mill Bridge State Park is located midway between Athens, Ga. and Elberton, Ga. near the small town of Comer. It is home to the longest covered bridge in the state. It is a popular place for afternoon picnics or a leisurely stroll. It is also popular among equestrians, and has 12 miles of horse [...]

Black Rock Mountain State Park

by rmajor

At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain State Park is the highest state park in Georgia. It straddles the Eastern Continental Divide in northeastern Georgia. Driving up the road into the park, I saw a bear for the first time in my life. It was a black bear cub that sauntered across the [...]