Tag Archives: Tennessee

Tuesday Hiking-Snow Pocket Wilderness

Way back in early October, the 11th to be exact, we took a hike in the beautiful 2,259-acre Snow Pocket Wilderness. Located in Rhea County, Tennessee, this wilderness area was once logged and mined. The State of Tennessee now owns … Continue reading

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Fall Colours Tour and the Opera

Life is happening faster than my posting can keep up. I have Vanlife #2 and a nice fall hike write-up waiting for a distracted me to finish. But this week, as I rehab my knee from a fall on the … Continue reading

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Hiking Middle Prong and Running

The house seems to be in a state of flux and clutter as we move from one camping trip to another, all the while executing our day to day lives. Fall is here. The hot, steamy, drowsy days of summer … Continue reading

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Lily Bluff, Beauty in the Obed

We have tried for several weeks to kickstart 2022 hiking, but things kept getting in the way, mostly the bitter cold. On Tuesday, January 18th, we finally convinced ourselves that the cold would be tolerable and the terrain, not too … Continue reading

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Tuesday Hiking-Middle Prong Trail

As I sit here typing, I am dragging through the third day of a virus, some type of stomach-intestinal thing causing very low energy. I have been mostly sleeping with a little reading but today I felt well enough to … Continue reading

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GSMNP-Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail

Date: June 5, 2021, Dayhike Total Hike: 7.57 miles, 1082′ elevation gain Saturday we took a hike on Lower Mt. Cammerer trail, an out and back hike to Campsite 35. With six nights in the Wind Rivers looming in late … Continue reading

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Kayaking with childhood friends….

There is something warm and comfortable about spending time with people you grew up with. A specific set of experiences and memories that forever bind you together. For Deborah, Carolyn and me those circumstances meant growing up in the same … 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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John Muir Trail to Leatherwood Ford, BSFNRRA, Backpack #80

We went to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area a couple of months ago to backpack with a group from our local Sierra Club. It was my 80th backpack. Not a bad number ¬†for backpacking for 20 … Continue reading

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