Thursday, August 8, 2013

What a view!

Tuesday was my walking in the town forest day, and four of us and Angel the German Shepherd set off south on a trail we hadn't tried yet.  We wound around the Black Lagoon (that was its name on the map) and up a steep climb to the Holy Ghost Lookout.  It was well worth the climb.

We thought we could see the interstate from up there, and definitely saw the new copper steeple of the Graniteville Presbyterian Church and Rock of Ages' "bone yard" of granite blocks.  There used to be a Holy Ghost School connected with St. Sylvester's Church below, hence the name of the trail. 

The trip down was just as hair-raising as the climb up.  My sprained ankle doesn't make it easy, but Diane, good soul that she is, helped me down.  Our 80-some year old hiker slid but said it wasn't bad.  When we left for the walk, we all had on jackets, but by the time we came down we had all stripped to t-shirts.  We are indeed lucky to have this fun forest to explore.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like such fun! next time get a light weight walking stick! I always carry one when we hike out west (and here too) it comes in so handy for going down steep hills and up too.