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State
Zip Code
29658

Geographic Location

Latitude
34.76
Longitude
-83.30

"Looking Back at 2004 –A Rookie’s Perspective"

 

The first time I went to Woodall Shoals to camp was in 2004.  I was with my best friend Sam, joined by our girlfriends at the time.  We entered our little campsite complete with lawn chairs and coolers full of drinks, delicious beef patties wrapped in tin foil to make our evening burgers.   Our intentions were more about having a good time, spending time with our girls, and retreating from the daily grind of being self-employed musicians, than any kind of “big-nuts adventure.”

Looking back, I recall the amount of stuff that we brought with us.  Our campsite, which rested on the white water banks of the Chattooga River, was a mere 1/3 of a mile from our car, but it felt like more.  I remember how I had to borrow a tent from a friend, a huge one.  I can picture myself now, dragging my 8-person ‘Thunder Dome of a tent’ across the gravel, which was stuffed in a big trash bag like a dead carcass.

 

The first time I went to Woodall Shoals to camp was in 2004.  I was with my best friend Sam, joined by our girlfriends at the time.  We entered our little campsite complete with lawn chairs and coolers full of drinks, delicious beef patties wrapped in tin foil to make our evening burgers.   Our intentions were more about having a good time, spending time with our girls, and retreating from the daily grind of being self-employed musicians, than any kind of “big-nuts adventure.”

Looking back, I recall the amount of stuff that we brought with us.  Our campsite, which rested on the white water banks of the Chattooga River, was a mere 1/3 of a mile from our car, but it felt like more.  I remember how I had to borrow a tent from a friend, a huge one.  I can picture myself now, dragging my 8-person ‘Thunder Dome of a tent’ across the gravel, which wasstuffed in a big trash bag like a dead carcass.  Only God knows how long it took to put together.  Not really the image of “Ultra-light”.   Only later would I understand how huge that thing was when I purchase my REI Half Dome tent.

I think I even brought a bunch of firewood from the house; I wanted to get rid of.  We had NO GEAR, NO EXPERIENCE.  We were rookies.   Freshmen campers.

Despite our ‘greenness’, we had a blast.  We stayed there for 3 days.  We were with each other, people we cared about, which willturn any good time into a great time.  We completely rested our minds.  We didn’t want to come back to reality after day 3.

I vowed to return again someday.

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Woodall Shoals,Chattooga River, SC Trip #1 2011-08-30 18:28:21 Rudy Vaughn
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Trail Conditions 
 
4.0
Camp Sites 
 
3.0
Water Availability 
 
5.0
Scenery 
 
4.0
Big Nuts Tilt 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Rudy Vaughn    August 30, 2011
Last updated: February 18, 2012
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Woodall Shoals

Definitely Recommended!

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