Tag Archives: Hiking

Seven Islands, TN's Newest and Best State Park…

Seven Islands State Birding Park is the newest gem in TN’s system of 56 parks. The park encompasses 423 acres along the French Broad River where grounds are managed as a grasslands and river habitat for 190 species of birds. … Continue reading

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Weekday hiking in the GSMNP…

Injury and weather have been occupying our thoughts as our Alaska backpack looms ever closer. An inflammation of my piriformis, my 3rd such over the last 10 years has physically derailed me. Summer’s heat, humidity and rain has mentally derailed … Continue reading

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A new group, a new adventure…

I first heard about the Happy Hikers from my father some 25+ years ago. Not long after his retirement I remember his Thursdays became dedicated to hiking. A few years later I learned his Thursday hikes were with a group … Continue reading

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