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    Took the kids to Jocassee Gorges and Jumping Off Rock

    I took the boys up to Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area in northwestern South Carolina yesterday. I have more scenery pictures than driving pictures, being that I was driving.


    Here is a shot of the trail.


    One of the little waterfalls.


    Some of the scenery.


    Achievement Unlocked: My first water crossing. My 9 year old did not want to stand on the rickety foot-bridge to take a picture of me crossing it, so you have to use your imagination.


    View from Jumping Off Rock.


    Some little dudes.


    Another trail shot.


    Some rocks.

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    You picked a great day to go.

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    Great area, glad your boys enjoyed it!!
    --Brooks

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    Some day I will make this trip. Just need a good running street-able 4x4 first!

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    It was a good day, it stopped raining for a whole day and the sun came out!

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    Does anyone happen to have the schedule for when the various gates are open up there? If I recall correctly there are red and yellow gates. Last time I went, the yellow gates were closed (which was a bummer, because one of my favorite spots is down a yellow gated road).

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    Red gates are always off limits. I thought the other gates were green, not yellow, but I could be getting this confused with the US Forest Service. Anyway, the seasonal gates are open Mid September to Mid January. I have the exact dates written at home, but I just embarked on a business trip and I won't be home until Friday.

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    I think you're right - the gates I'm thinking of are green. I was mistaking them for a more recent memory of a gate that blocked my access coming from Gorges south into what must have been Musterground WMA.

    I just found this excellent map of the area - https://longcreektrails.files.wordpr...ocasseemap.pdf - which also has the dates. The seasonal roads are open from March 20 to May 10 and again from September 15 to January 15.

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    Stellar map. Thanks for sharing.

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