Peak, South Carolina over the Broad River
We only passed 4-5 people on our whole journey. We thought we'd see a lot more hikers, but no. The trees weren't in their prime, either.
This is Stephanie walking Dixiana and Fred.
That's right! I left my sunglasses and keys in her car--4 miles back.
So, we turned around, knowing it would be getting dark soon. We made it back to her car about 5:45 pm, about 30 minutes after sundown. It was still light enough for us to see, but much farther, and we would have been walking in the dark. 8 miles round trip! The dogs did fine, too! (*When I got home, I looked up the distances to see why it was only 4 miles instead of 6.4. There is a trail head at Pomaria, SC 2 1/2 miles up from Hope Station. If we had started there, it would have been 6.4 miles. And we would have been hiking in the dark. . . and in lots of pain.)