The Ijams Hiking Club went on its first outing of 2015 last Saturday. Our group leader Eric Johnson lead us along a section of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness: South Loop.
The group meets once a month with a goal of hiking all the trails at Ijams and the rest of the urban wilderness.
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.
Our next hike will be somewhere in the urban wilderness on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m. To register call (865) 577-4717. ext. 110.
-Stephen Lyn Bales