Jocassee Gorges (S.C.)

Butterflies, dragonflies and other insects abound among the abundant wildflowers on this spring visit to the mountains of northwestern South Carolina. The view from the above steep walled valleys allows us to examine the geology of the rock formations. A lower view form the wetlands unveils an exciting discovery of black bear tracks, located on a beaver pond. See all of this, and the forest between, during this spring time visit. 

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Jocassee Gorges (S.C.) Stop 4 - The Waterfall
Jocassee Gorges (S.C.) Stop 4 - The Waterfall

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Close to the waterfall, Bluet flowers, Saxifrage, Butterweed, Spicebush, Mountain Buckeye trees, Dutchman’s Pipe vines, Wild Yam, Partridgeberry, and Long Spurred violets dominate cool, moist...
Jocassee Gorges (S.C.) Stop 6 - Lake Jocassee
Jocassee Gorges (S.C.) Stop 6 - Lake Jocassee

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Lake Jocassee – Here, standing on a rock outcropping, Rudy and Jim analyze Lake Jocassee’s geographic features, along with the variety of trees found around the lake: White Pine, Virginia Pine, and...