Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Highlights Beauty of Oconee County's Elder Mill Bridge

Snow at the Bridge

The 4 inches of snow that fell Friday night and Saturday early morning made access to the historic Elder Mill Bridge on Elder road in southeastern Oconee County treacherous.

I waited until the sun on Saturday made it possible for me to get out of my driveway and subdivision and headed immediately to the bridge. Elder road was still partially snow covered, but I was not the first to cross the bridge or even park in the visitor parking lot on the west side of the bridge.

When I parked my car, it was exactly noon, and while there were many footprints already on the path to the shoals, I was alone at the shoals and bridge for about 15 minutes.

When I left a half hour later, a carful of new visitors had arrived.

Here are some pictures for those not lucky enough to see the bridge, shoals of Rose Creek and Elder Mill on this beautiful Oconee County day of winter.