We waved goodbye to Table Rock State Park
After our little break, we hopped on I-85 north and had an uneventful and very pleasant trip until the last 3 miles. Baby had a sparkling shine on her until we hit the dirt and rock road into the campground….YUK!!
When we got to the campground,
the road changed back to a paved road:o))
Friday, August 3
We decided today would be the best day to take the Sea Eagle Kayaks out on Badin Lake. We wanted to avoid the weekend madness that usually takes place on the lakes. We took our time getting ready, pack some lunch and drove down to the boat launch.
Once we were ready to leave,
Bruce and Laura felt compelled to check
that everything was “headed in the right direction!!”
This photo is for our Carolina Clan friends;o))
We got launched with a little help from
some of the people fishing at the dock.
We saw some pretty things along the coastline.
Great Blue Heron
As we paddled into the next cove,
we found a great spot for lunch.
While we were stretching our legs and eating our lunch, a pontoon boat pulled in. They were loaded with people and gear. They were going to camp at this spot until Monday or Tuesday!! We had fun kidding and joking with them. As we left, they told us to be sure to come back for coffee in the morning;o))
As the temperature rose, we headed back toward the launch. We had the wind at our backs and just floated along, enjoying each others company and the beautiful views!!
After dinner, we got together for more laughs and to make a plan for tomorrow. Well, we decided we saw the lake by kayak, why not a hike along the lakeside!!!
Saturday, August 4
Here’s the plan…
Hike trail 94 – Badin Lake Trail
(click to enlarge)
We can access and exit the trail at Arrowhead Campground, hike through the woods and along the Badin Lake for a total of 5.6 miles!!!
Bruce and Laura joining us at the trailhead.
This trailhead is right between our two sites:o))
This is part of the paved trail system that runs throughout Arrowhead campground. It will get us to the Badin Lake Trail. We decided to go in the direction that takes us through the woods first.
All present and accounted for;o))
Just follow the WHITE blazes!!!
We hike for about 1 1/2 miles
before we got close to the lake.
At about 4 miles, we came to Badin Lake Campground. This is a primitive, no hookups campground, but had nice sites. We snatched one and enjoyed our lunch:o))
After lunch, Nancy found this great rock
recreated the Table Rock Summit photo;o))
Not quite the same effect at 3’ of elevation;o(
We continued along the lake
enjoying the company and beautiful views!!
This photo of Arrowhead Campground Boat Launch
was taken where Trail 94 and 703 meet.
When we got back, we headed to our respective sites to rest up and get out of the afternoon heat. Bill and I reluctantly traveled the dirt roads out of here to go the the grocery store in Troy, SC.
This photo is for our son, Brian.
Hope you are proud of Mom and Dad;o)))
Sunday, August 5
Today was sort of a chill day. We visited each other, Nancy and Laura watch a DVD, we took a short walk around the campground, watched some Olympics and ended the day with a fun game of Sequence. We found it is nice to hang out and not have a plan at times!!
Monday, August 6
Wow, the weekend went by fast. Bruce and Laura had to leave today. After hugs and a see you at the Carolina Clan reunion, they headed back to their home. Tomorrow is a work day for them;o((
Safe Travels and Happy Trails...