Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dry Branch

With temperature approaching a comfortable level, Don Deakins and Carol Deakins walked a 3.8 mile loop in Prentice Cooper State Forest beginning at the intersection of Tower Drive and Dry Branch Road, down Dry Branch Road to its intersection with Minchner Point Road, then Minchner Point Road back to Tower Drive, and finally a one half mile walk on Tower Drive back to Dry Branch Road. The hike was followed by a jeep ride around the same loop and then lunch on Bluff View Road overlooking the Tennessee River where many boaters were enjoying the last few days of summer.

Hiking along Dry Branch Road

Driving down Minchner Point Road

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mowbray Pike Trailhead

Work has finally begun on Mowbray Pike Trailhead, presently the southern most point of the Soddy Gorge segment of Cumberland Trail. Tree removal shown in photo was done a few weeks ago but nothing has been done since. Let's hope work continues.