State 34 – South Carolina

3/17/2020

This ride started off boring and uninteresting. We were riding the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, South Carolina. The trail is 22 miles long and I hoped that I had picked the right section to ride. Once parked, we wanted to get going as the rain was scheduled to show up. After a few missteps, we got going the correct way on the trail that I had mapped out for us.

This plane was along the path and we stopped to check it out.

Shortly after encountering this plane, the path started getting urban. We enjoyed the increased number of people out using the trail. Then we came to what we were looking for. The creek/river was dammed up and had some fantastic water features to look at!

Looking from up high at some of the water features.

Loving the rapids.

Here is the most cool bridge. Its curved the whole way over the waterfall!

Corvin getting ready for a video.

Here is a great view of the bridge. When this office building is complete, it will have an amazing view!

Its hard to describe how peaceful this is.

We stopped to get a few tacos before heading back.

These were delicious!

After the tacos, we rode promptly back to the car to avoid the impending rain. This was definitely one of our higher up rated rides!

Corvin’s Journal Entry

Our Strava Entry.

Our map of completed states.

 

Stats:
Total Trip Miles:  189.73
Total Moving Time: 36h 36m
Total Elevation Gained: 4989 feet
Total Hogan UPD: 15
Total Corvin UPD: 9

Hogan Haake

Paddling Again – 4/20/2020

Its the usual crew out on the river again enjoying a fantastic evening!

Always great when I get to paddle with Danelle!

The bridge is our turn around and it looks perfect in the sunset!

Not sure what kind of bird this is, but it just watched us turn around without a care in the world!

Hogan Haake

Random Paddle

Sometimes we just go paddling cause its fun. Today I got Danelle out with several friends.

At the waterfall where Simpson lake drains into the Meramec river.

Mark in the background.

Paddling with Danelle

Melissa in the foreground and JoJo and a friend in the background.

We had a great time going out on the river. The friend that Jo Jo brought ended up having a flat tire. We all too turns coaching her through changing it. Eventually we were all ready and back on the road to resume our normal lives.

Hogan Haake

March 2020

What in interesting month. COVID-19 is now a serious thing in the United States. I took all the supplies from my office I need to do my job and brought them home. I’ll be working from home for a few months. I also purchased my first ever coffee machine to make working from home acceptable!

My new “office”

The cats are sure curious what is going on since we’re home all the time now.

There are very curious about the plant I brought home from the office.

Our vacuum cleaner decided to eat the toilet paper!

Its always interesting. We’ll see what next month brings being home all the time!

Hogan Haake