Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

2021 Autumn Color

Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina are blessed with many weeks of eye-catching Autumn color, drawing millions of sightseers down the Blue Ridge Parkway to marvel at the diverse hues.   Whether you are trekking along a mountain trail or driving down Scenic Highway 11, during the autumn months every mountain and foothill is… Read more »

Turtles of Upstate SC

Scenic Highway 11 is a famous route for scenic view enthusiasts and for no small reason. An off-the beaten interstate path, this 120 mile stretch of roadway travels similarly to I-85 crossing the Upstate from just south of Charlotte, NC to the north Georgia border. The route was once known as “Cherokee Path” or “Keowee… Read more »

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