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Grand Tour of Mountains of SC
November 6 @ 8:00 pm
1st Stop is at Ball Rock Heritage Preserve (6845 Geer Hwy, Cleveland, SC). We will park in the pull out area and walk across the bridge onto the big rock. We
will be photographing the sun hitting the backside of Table Rock Mountain and hopefully some fog in the valley below.
If you want to get there early to see the sunrise (to your left), you will need to be there well before the sun comes up. Sunrise is scheduled for 7:04 on the 13th.
2nd Stop We will spend about an hour at Ball Rock, and then head north towards Caesar’s Head State Park on US 276. This park does not open until 9:00 am. Once you
drive into the park, go to the very end (or as close as you can), park and follow the path to the Overlook. There is a great photo opportunity before you get to the overlook that you should consider.
There is a short nature trail that is less than ¼ mile from the parking area to the Overlook. Good photo opportunity on shooting the stair case coming up from the trail at the Overlook area. We will spend around an hour here.
3rd Stop will be Saluda Hill Baptist Church (646 Ridge Springs Road Cleveland, SC). Good photo opportunity around the church on shooting the backside of Table Rock Mt. It will be a different perspective than what we shot at Ball Rock and at Caesar’s Head. If the church is open, we will get to shoot the mountain from inside the church’s all glass sanctuary. There are two graveyards with the one on top of a hill (100 yards from the church) with confederate soldier’s graves (with the markers). We will stay there about 1 hour.
4th Stop will be a field to photograph the front side of Table Rock Mountain. The field is located on Back Park Road, just off SC Hwy 11 (heading south). Best to follow the leader, we will park on the side of the road and walk out in the grassy field to photograph the mountain. Note: we will need to walk out about 100 yards to avoid photographing the mountain with power lines in the photo. We will spend about ½ hour here.
5th Stop will be Table Rock Visitor’s Center (a few miles up Hwy 11 on your left. Well marked from the road. We will drive in and park and walk down to the lake and photograph that area and then walk up to the Visitor’s Center and photograph around it. This is our last stop, so you can leave when done.
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