The Many Moods of Table Rock Mountain S.C. Photo Gallery

Pink Moon over Table Rock Mountain
Pink Moon Over Table Rock Mountain by Debra Roinestad

Table Rock has so many moods, with the mountainscape changing ever so rapidly. This beloved monolith is located on the very southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains.

Here is a gallery of photos where I have captured Table Rock throughout the year.

All Photos by Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2024

Video Short: The Many Moods of Table Rock Mountain, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2024

More Information About Table Rock Mountain

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12 Fun Trail Cam Videos Featuring Bears

Bear Necessities

Photo by John Thomas

According to SCDNR, now that we are having warmer weather in SC, black bears are becoming more active. During this time bears are looking for easy food left around.

So far, there have been five different bear sightings here at the cabin. Plus, many more sightings in the woods behind our home.

Bears at the cabin, S.C. – May 23, 2023 at 12:08 pm
Photos by Debra Roinestad

Here are 12 recent trail cam videos featuring bears.

Enjoy the videos! πŸ™‚

Debra Roinestad

12 Fun Trail Cam Videos Featuring Bears

Adorable Black Bears On Trail Camera

Adorable Black Bear: Trail Camera (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

September is a special time for black bears. The bears enter hyperphagia and look for food up to 20 hours a day! They have definitely been more active in the back of the woods near our trail camera. Read more about bears in September here.

Hope you have fun watching these trail camera videos.


Debra & Kurt Roinestad

Just For Fun!

Donald Duck & Humphrey Bear

Hey, Let’s Talk Turkey!

Turkey Trail Camera, South Carolina

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

This little gal has a cute backstep after eating. Eat, peck, kick, repeat, eat, peck, kick, repeat. Who knew a turkey had a rhythm when eating? Aside from that did you know that turkeys can see better than humans? They can see in color and their eyesight covers 270 degrees. 

For more fun facts about turkeys click here on the World Animal Protection website.

Enjoy the trail camera videos. πŸ₯°

Warm Wishes,

Debra & Kurt Roinestad

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

“Most people don’t realize turkeys are friendly, they’re social, they’re loyal, and they have emotions.” β€”Shannon Elizabeth

American Wild Turkey, Crested Curassow, Galeated Curassow, and Red Curassow from A history of the earth and animated nature (1820) by Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774).

Setting-Up Trail Cameras In The Woods

The back of our woods belongs to bears that hibernate and start poking around for food and adventure during the Spring. I wanted to set up some new trail cameras to catch some of the action. I gathered up my hiking equipment and had a fun yet, grueling two-hour hike through the woods behind our cabin. The trail was once a logging road…I’m guessing back in the 1800s. Now it is overgrown with trees and mountain laurel. It winds through steep rolling hills. I wore my sturdiest boots since snake season had just arrived. The woods are mature, but you can still see signs of an old farm including rusty strands of barbed wire and the remnants of a shed.

We researched and decided on the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera, though there are many other excellent trail cameras out there. The camera has a function that captures high-quality images and videos with night vision. The images can download directly to an app on your cellphone if you are within 60 feet of the camera.

App. for the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Read more about the trail camera here.

Video of the Bears Visiting Us Last Year

Black Bear and Cubs. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Hiking Trail, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

The trees in this area are covered in a blanket of moss. It was challenging to find the right tree with the correct thickness to hold the cameras steady. Trail cameras need to wrap securely around the tree trunk with velcro straps. We encountered a small brown snake and an adorable ‘spiny lizard.’

Read more about the lizard here.

There were bear tracks along the area during our hike. So, I’m hopeful we will get some footage! I’m excited to share the trail camera images with you.

Warm Regards,
Debra & Kurt Roinestad

Trail Camera Raccoons In The Backyard

Hi Friends,
Here is a family of raccoons that come and visit at night. My trail camera captured these cuties sneaking around the back of the woods. It was a rainy day in February, but the late-night munchies did not stop these from raccoons searching around for a snack. Now, given this situation…I can relate! πŸ˜†
Warm Regards,

Raccoons (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Raccoons (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), raccoons are monogamous and breed primarily in late winter (January and February) after their first or second year. Following a gestation period of approximately 2 months, females give birth in April or May to a litter of two to four pups in a hollow den tree. Female raccoons wean their young at 16 weeks and continue to care for them for approximately 9 months. Raccoons inhabit most of the United States, including all of South Carolina, with population densities being higher along coastal areas than inland.

Bright Eyes, Raccoons. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

BBC Raccoons Problem Solving Skills

Just For Fun

Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve, S.C.

Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Debra Roinestad, Blogger.
(c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

On Sunday, I enjoyed a short and soul-cleansing hike at Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve. The area has a high vibration and calmness that clears away any stress. The trail is an easy hike about a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop located near Cleveland, South Carolina on Persimmon Ridge Road. The trail is used for hiking, walking, bird watching. Dogs are allowed on the trail too. What is magical about this place is that you can get to the top of the Blue Ridge cliff and have a wonderful view looking South into Northern Carolina.

Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Trees, Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve. (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Moss shaped like a foot-print. (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Credit: Map from SC Trails Program

Eva Russell Chandler is home to several rare plant species including Grass-of-Parnassus, Indian paintbrush, and Divided-Leaf Groundsel. I found another rare species not yet identified on this trail, ‘Dimple Trout Lily’. More information on Dimple Trout Lily is in this link.

Dimple Trout Lily. (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Here is more information from a fellow blogger, Mark’s Photo Travel in this link.

I would put this on my visit list for anyone here in South Carolina or just visiting!

➑️ Address: Persimmon Ridge Rd, Cleveland, SC 29635
It is located about 7 miles from the entrance where Persimmon Ridge Rd connects to 276 highway. Once up drive up a hill, there is a large sign that clearly marks the preserve.

Why Visit Table Rock Sate Park SC

One of the many reasons I like to visit Table Rock State Park is that I can visit the funky mallard duck that swims by each day. But seriously, it’s one of the best places to go and chill during the week or weekend. The visitors center has an adorable shop and lovely sales on hoodies, blankets, hats, and home decor.

Mallard Duck, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Dock, Table Rock State Park, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Then there’s a dock where you can admire a closer view of Table Rock Mountain. That’s where I met my funky duck friend. Watch him on youtube here. Also, you can rent paddle boats or canoes during the summer months.

Table Rock State Park, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Table Rock State Park, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

This place is magical. If you are visiting South Carolina, stop by to refresh and renew.

For information click on this link.

Kind Regards,
Debra & Kurt

Debra & Kurt (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Trail Camera- Coyote with a Paper Plate

This one is my favorites. I had mentioned in a previous post how much I adore the coyotes I hear at night. See post here.

Well, I guess it’s lunchtime!

A coyote’s keen senses help them survive. With eyes that can spot the smallest movement, ears that can hear the faintest rustle, and legs designed for racing.
β€”Diane Swanson

Trail Camera-Bears from the Summer of 2021

Hey Friends,

Here are two adorable pictures from the trail camera of the bears that usually hang around my backyard.

Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Camera, The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Trail Camera, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Last year, the bears were hungry and went after the bird feeder on my deck. Then they visited me again…this time to show off their baby cubs!

To read more about this hairy situation click on this previous post below.

The Comfy Cabin, 2022
(c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022