Monthly Archives: February 2020

Frozen Head (Again) Bird Mtn and Lookout Tower Trls 2-22-2020

As it turns out, Frozen Head State Park is a great place for us to hike. Not only is the park convenient, located an hour’s drive from Knoxville, but it is dog friendly and has a number of easy, moderate … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Way, Day 3, Osmotherley to Clay Bank

Actual Hike: As Billed (B&B host drove us to Great Broughton)Expected Mileage: 11Actual Mileage: 12Times I cursed the trail: 3, for hours- up and over Cringle, Cold and Hasty Bank MoorsNights we have now had trail snacks in our room … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Way, Day 2, Sutton Bank to Osmotherley

Actual Hike: As billedExpected Mileage: 11Actual Mileage: 8.73 (+1 mile to town and back) = 9.73 milesTimes We Were Awed by the Scenery: All day longTimes I called Heather, Lavender in this post: 3 Accommodations: Braemar B&BRating: Lovely room and … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Way, Day 1, Helmsley to Sutton Bank

Actual Hike: Helmsley to BoltbyExpected Mileage: 10Actual Mileage From B&B to B&B: 14.5Times We Got Separated From the Trail: 1 (for 4 miles)When We Discovered Detailed Trail Description in our Hiking Materials:  End of Day Accommodations:  Willow Tree B&BRating: Fabulous!!Date: … Continue reading

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Helmsley-The Beginning of An Adventure

I don’t remember why, but we took a cab from York to Helmsley. John seems to remember the train took too long and neither of us wanted to take a bus. The travel was initially complicated by a traffic problem … Continue reading

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Walking the Cleveland Way-The What, Why and How

Since we are not traveling at the moment, I thought I would dig into the archives and write about a walking trip that we took in May 2018. Looking back, I was not blogging in 2018 so this trip went … Continue reading

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About Last Week 2/3-2/9/2020

Monday The excitement started on Sunday with the receipt of the email below. For the past several years, I have randomly submitted requests to the lottery for a cabin at Phantom Ranch located in the Grand Canyon National Park. I … Continue reading

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Freezing in Frozen Head, Spicewood Trail 2-7-2020

A week of warm weather and damaging rain ended in a drop in temperature and light snow. We had planned to backpack Friday night but the remembrance of a winter night years ago, spent in Frozen Head on the very … Continue reading

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Easing Back into Hiking, North Old Mac Trail, 1-26-2020…

Last weekend as January was winding down, John, Katie and I headed to Frozen Head State Park to ease back into hiking. Frozen Head is located in Morgan County between the towns of Petros and Wartburg. The land was purchased … Continue reading

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Strawberry Plains 10K Recap…

Whew, I finished! The 2020 Strawberry Plains 10k (and 1/2 marathon) is done. Strawberry Plains 10k-1/2 is a favorite around this area. The timing falls just right to be a training race for participants in the late March Knoxville Covenant … Continue reading

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