Sunday, June 4, 2017
Joan led a float today. We started at Raccoon Mountain boat ramp and paddled up river about 4 miles. We ate lunch at Pot Point trail. We got to see deer, eagles, herons, a loon, osprey, and heard a barred owl. Joan picked out some beautiful weather for us. After getting back, we drove up the mountain to the Visitor Center and got a beautiful view of the Tennessee River. There is a really cool map inside that shows the whole river system. Check it out sometime, it's worth the trip.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Brandy let me know about the National Trails Day event on the Possum Creek segment of the Cumberland Trail. Ranger Steven Rhudy brought lots of tools for the hike/trail work. We clipped, lopped, chopped, and pulled our way to the Big Possum Creek bridge. Stopped where the tree had fell and pulled part of the trail away with the roots. Bob was there ahead of us, working hard. We gathered rocks to fill in. We found some ripe huckleberries too!
We had lunch at the creek, got cooled off and heard some history of the area from Ranger Steven.
Lots of hikers on the trail today. Families, couples, solo hikers and quite a few dogs.
And scored a cool t shirt!