Station Cove – Wildflowers and a Waterfall

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    Alan Hunt
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    Station Cove – Photographing Wildflowers and a Waterfall
    Thursday, March 28, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

    Brief Description – We will meet at 9:00 AM at the South Broad Park parking lot. We will arrive at the trailhead by 10:15. The hike is an out-and-back easy 1.5-mile hike with a 100 foot elevation change. We will hike, photograph, and eat lunch at the waterfall. We will leave for the trip home by 2:30 PM so we will be back to South Broad Park by 4:00 PM.

    To Participate: If you want to join us, please respond to this post and give your name, cell phone number (if you have one and don’t mind sharing), whether or not you can drive, and if you can drive, can you carry passengers in your car?
     
    Location – Station Cove falls trail is near Oconee Station State Historic Site off of SC 11 in South Carolina, about one hour from Brevard.

    What’s There – A three-quarter mile trail (1.5 mile out and back) leads to Station Cove falls. Along the trail are many wildflowers. A friend of mine was there yesterday, March 21 and had the following report: “The Trillium were beautiful and near prime.  The May Apples were fairly small and no flower buds at all.  We also saw lots of Blood Root, blue, yellow and white violets.  Lots of Halberd-Leafed Violets as well.  There were several Hepatica in bloom near the place where you cross over the creek to get to the waterfall.” He said the trillium should be good for another week, so we should have opportunities to photograph wildflowers and the waterfall.
     
    Level of Difficulty – The hike is an out-and-back easy 1.5-mile hike with a 100 foot elevation change.
     
    Date/Time – Thursday, March 28, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
     
    Directions – The South Broad Park parking lot entrance is off of Varsity Street. Varsity Street is the street opposite the Cardinal Drive-in on South Broad Street. The Station Cove Falls trail is located off of SC 11, about 1 hour from Brevard.

    Lunch – We will eat along the trail at the waterfall, so bring a lunch and something to drink.
     
     Leader – Alan Hunt, cell phone 828-702-8012. Email: alan_hunt@comporium.net
     
    Restrooms – There is a restroom at Oconee Station Historic site near where we will join the trail. We will stop there before and after the hike.
     
    Cost – There is no charge for access to Station Cove trail. If you plan to ride with someone else, be prepared to help with gas.
     
    Related WebsiteStation Cove Falls Website

    Alan

    #339
    Trula Branon
    Participant

    Sign me up for the field trip, Alan. I can drive if you need a driver.
    Thx for planning the trip.
    Trula

    #340
    Martine Stolk
    Participant

    I’m in, looking forward to it!
    Martine

    #341
    Gloria Clouse
    Participant

    I would like to go on this field trip. Thanks Alan

    #342
    Jack Christfield
    Keymaster

    Aargh! We will be returning from Hilton Head that day, but I’ll be up for future trips, Alan. Thanks!
    -Jack

    #343
    Spike Dumville
    Keymaster

    Spike will go for sure, Nancy is a possible, depending on….
    I will drive with room for two or three, depending on Nancy’s decision.

    #346
    Chuck Gilmore
    Participant

    Late in the game but sign me up. I too can drive my truck. 4 passengers plus me. Very comfortable. See everyone at 9:00A Cell: 828-226-1282

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