November 9, 2012 - 3.0
Here is another South Carolina afternoon jaunt that includes a bit of freeway, some very backcountry wandering, and a push into the edge of the Sumter National Forest heading down to Lake Monticello area, through the forested area SE of there which includes numerous Revolutionary War Historical markers and sites which are still standing. The turn-off from I-77 to White Oak Camp is a very nice road and pleasant to the eyes. Skirting Chester to the SW and ride west for a dozen miles is a pleasant and fast route. Be sure to stop at Lake Monticello, it is a secret and beautiful quiet lake. Some junkie areas around the lake, not to worry, just keep pushing into the forest and find those Revolutionary War sites, stop and read, reflect, continue back to the All American City of Blythewood where you can refuel, refit, and take the freeway in any direction.