Michael, I moved to Upstate South Carolina about a year ago, and I've been trying to explore the area in my free time.  I've hiked as far north as Black Balsam Knob in NC and as far west as Tallulah Gorge in GA.  What's your favorite day hike in the region?  Thanks in advance! 

(By the way, I've never been to Yellowstone--always wanted to go--but if you're ever looking for tips on hiking/camping in the Southern California mountains, I know a little; lived there for 10 years.)