Retirement. I love it. I’ve started exploring the many, many waterfall hiking trails here in the Upstate. Earlier in the summer I hiked with visiting friends to the viewing platform for Lower Whitewater Falls
From the Upcountry SC website
“Whitewater Falls consist of an upper and lower section and is the highest series of falls in eastern North America. It is one of the most visited and photographed falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Lower Falls is located 0.5 mile down the Whitewater River from the Upper Falls (which is in North Carolina). The Lower Falls is a dramatic 200-foot drop, which can best be viewed from an observation platform at the end of a 1.9 mile trail. By the time Whitewater River charges into Lake Jocassee, it has plummeted more than 700 feet in just over half a mile.”
It was a moderate if long, two hour roundtrip hike but so worth it!