Recently Ijams began a series of hikes with the goal of hiking all 40-plus miles of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness: South, piece-by-piece. This includes all the trails at Ijams but also all the rest in the adjacent parcels.
On this day, we hiked a rugged section, spending two hours going up and over Burnett Ridge and around the Ross Marble Quarry including the side trails to the Keyhole and Hayworth Hollow.
Most on the hike didn't even know these wonderful locations even existed.
Our group was made up of some experienced hikers and some wanting to get out and stretch their legs, hoping to become experienced hikers.
Local artist/writer Vickie Henderson came along. Later, she blogged her adventure, click: Vickie.
Our next piece-by-piece hike is Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m. To sign up call 577-4717, ext. 110. And don't worry if you have missed a section or two, when we finish, we're going to start all over.
Special thanks to Eric Johnson for planning the route!
- Stephen Lyn Bales
|Photo by Vickie Henderson|