I explored a little more of South Carolina last weekend. With two dogs in the house we really needed to get out and tire those little puppy legs out so that there were no objections to the binge-watching of Project Runway and Breaking Bad I had planned for my Saturday evening – yep I party hard!
One dog wasn’t ours and since I didn’t know how well she would travel we stayed relatively close to home for this exploration and headed to Peachtree Rock Heritage Reserve because I’d read some good things online and the photos I’d seen were very pretty.
The highlight of Peachtree Rock Park is a huge sandstone formation that’s shaped like an upside down pyramid. I have to admit it looked pretty cool. I only brought one “big” camera lens with me for this trip and I couldn’t get a wide enough angle to get the whole rock in frame but the trusty camera phone came to the rescue.
This park was a fun place to hike around, except that the trails were a little difficult to follow and a little overgrown so we did end up going off trail at least 3 times which makes me uneasy because I’m always terrified of seeing snakes, which we didn’t thank goodness. I did see this cool looking lizard thing though that was willing to pose for me!
The bugs were a killer too, but that’s pretty much everywhere in SC right now so I can’t hold that against the park! In the length of time it takes for me to open and close the back door for the dog to go outside I get at least 2 bites (everytime!) and I’m wearing bug spray like its perfume…..mhhh smells so chemically!
The overgrown aspect of this park made it feel really rustic and the trails were pretty much empty, so it was a perfect place for quiet escapism. We came back home as 2 exhausted dogs, 2 equally exhausted dog-walkers, sporting a multitude of insect bites, a layer of sweat and grime but with smiles on our faces – and then of course I totally enjoyed my guilt-free (and blissfully quiet) marathon TV session!