A week ago I attempted to ride up to Cook's mountain in Richland County on the banks of the
Congaree river. For those who are not familiar, Cook's Mtn was the home of James Cook, who mapped much of the states of South Carolina and North Carolina in the late 1700's. The home sits on a bluff at an elevation of 350 ft overlooking the Congaree river. To say it is a unique property is an understatement. Started in the Wateree Management Area and took a few roads that looked promising. Stopped at the
map posted at a kiosk and decided there had to be a better way. According to my Iphone map, there was another road that led up to the Mtn so I followed the suggested routing. Well, after I managed to find Cook's mountain Rd, after a half mile of rough gravel and sand road I can to a large, imposing gate with a card reader and signs that said 'DO NOT ENTER, HIGH POWERED RIFLES' I decided that High Powered Rifles and a
lowly G310 did not mix. If they were good shots I would have a problem. If they were really bad shots I still would have a problem. So around I turned and looked for another way in. Followed some more phone map suggestions to no avail. So now reaching the mtn that day. Google Earth provided some better resolution options, and I will try them another day. But I will say I am going to go back and explore the Watereee WMA some more because it was beautiful back there. Here are some pics......
Cook's Mtn Info
If they were good shots I would have a problem. If they were really bad shots I still would have a problem.
TT - thanks for the report - looks like a nice place to explore; mayhaps on your next flyover, do a practice strafing run to let them know 'you care'