Monday, May 16, 2016
Ijams Hiking Club meets to take on AC/DC
The Ijams Hiking Club met again yesterday to "Explore the Urban Wilderness!"
Volunteer naturalist Amy Oakey and Eric Johnson served as the hike's leaders; they picked the trail. And did they pick a doozie. The swirly, curvy AC/DC Trail, east of Ijams, which I am told was named by the bikers after the line from the quintessential rock group's 1979 hit, "Highway to...Hades." (Ijams is a family-oriented place, I can't say "Hell.") AC/DC is a biker's roller coaster.
In all, there are now over 40 miles of trails built by the Appalachian Mountain Biking Club, and the Ijams Hiking Club plans to walk them all, yesterday we tallied 4.4 miles, on what my grandmother Pearl would have called a "drunkard's path." We also did a portion of Lost Chromosome and Chain Ring trails.
Our next hike will be on Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. And I'm sure Amy and Eric will find us a good one!
Thank you to all.
- Stephen Lyn Bales
Posted by Stephen Lyn Bales at 10:00 AM