Another brick in the walkway.
The second Ijams Piece-by-Piece Hike was held Saturday, March 8 on a section of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness: South.
Our goal is to hike all 40 plus miles. We don't know when we'll finish, and when we do, we're apt to start all over again.
This time out, we focused on the Dozer and Bluff Trails on the east side of Forks-of-the-River Wildlife Management Area. Bluff Trail is spectacular, little more than a goat trail that hugs the cliff overlooking Sea Ray Island along the French Broad River just upstream from where the Tennessee River begins.
The weather was perfect, best Saturday of 2014. The next Piece-by-Piece hike is set for the second Saturday in April.
Special thanks to Eric Johnson for trail-scouting our route and for Valerie for helping lead the way!
- Stephen Lyn Bales