Monday, August 11, 2008

Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment

Just a few miles from our community is a lovely drive along part of the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment. This part of the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment runs a line along the North Carolina/South Carolina border between our county and Greenville County, SC, and near the Eastern Continental Divide. Generally speaking, the waters originating on the eastern side of the divide flow into the Atlantic Ocean, while waters on the western side flow into the Gulf of Mexico.

Along this escarpment, the high mountains drop dramatically to the piedmont areas. In some places, the drop is more than 3,000 feet and is quite a sight to see. Here are a couple of views of the escarpment taken from (barely) inside the South Carolina State Line.

There are fantastic views all along the escarpment, and there is always a breeze. There was quite a bit of haze when I took these photos. I promise to go back on a clear day when you do feel as if you can see forever. And I will definitely show you the spectacular Fall color from this spot.


Lynne said...

I can't wait to see your fall colors from this gorgeous spot.

KGMom said...

Great view--make sure you do get fall photos for us to see.
How often is there haze obscuring your view?

Dog_geek said...

Beautiful pictures, haze and all. We used to do a lot of camping and backpacking in that area - these pics sure bring back some great memories!

The Birdlady said...

These ancient, beautiful mountains never fail to restore my soul! These are beautiful images.zdbyrec

pat said...

I can't wait for my annual visit with my Mom and sis...we do a fall leaf pilgramage every year.. Some times we catch peak, some times the leaves are still year there were NO leaves left! But We love Carolina Mountains!