Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Black Mountain

Patrick Lavin, Rosemary Hurayt, Caroline Woerner, Bob DeHart, Deborah Kimberlin, Jane Ellett, Carol Deakins, and Don Deakins spent the morning on Black Mountain. We hiked from the top to highway 68 at a very casual pace and made many stops along the way to identify flowers and shoot the breeze. I expect this group will be back together real soon.

Don's photos

Group photo near Windless Cave

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hiwassee Refuge

Bob, Carol, and I took advantage of this cool day and spent the morning hiking gravel and dirt roads in Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. We didn't see much out of ordinary today except for one turtle that was digging a hole in one of the freshly planted corn fields. We guessed it was preparing to lay eggs.

Group photo near refuge boat ramp

Friday, May 6, 2016

Trail Maintenance

TC, Bob, and I made a quick trip to Rock Creek with chain saw to remove a large tree on the upper half of Rock Creek Loop. We had previously removed all smaller trees with a hand saw. Removing this last tree should have Rock Creek trail segment in good shape for awhile.

Time lapse video