On Sunday afternoon, Tim and I, with our friend Jenny, took advantage of the good weather and headed to the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (SC Hwy 11) for a hike at the Eastatoe (ee-sta-TOH-ee) Creek Heritage Preserve. Located in the heart of the Jocasee Gorges property, the 373-acre preserve is a secret garden of spring wildflowers, including many common species and some that are quite rare. Most of the hike is along an old logging road so the going is relatively easy. And since it was Easter, we almost had the mountain to ourselves. Here’s the best of what we found in our 5+ miles of exploration.