This route heads directly into the Sumter National Forest and explores the terrain with depth. Stopping at the Rose site is a pleasant tour of a yesteryear mansion. You can park the bike, picnic, they even have a soft drink machine near the benches, I was truly surprised. It was deep in the forest. But it was very nice. From there I head north to Union, a nice town, and eastbound to Chester, another quaint southern town. Plenty of gas stations but the ride overall is very good, not lots of traffic, scenery is underrated. The quiet of this forest on an autumn day is good stuff. Take a cigar, enjoy the rest points.