Ignoring the heat—or maybe escaping from it—the Ijams Hiking Club ventured to higher ground, namely the Civil War site of Ft. Higley at High Ground Park and River Bluff Wildlife Area for the best view of downtown Knoxville and the river.
Ijams volunteer leaders were Amy Oakey and Eric Johnson.
For Amy, it was a bit of a celebration/anniversary. She started hiking three years ago, tagging along with the Ijams Hiking Club to the same location. After that, she caught the hiking bug and has notched off all of the trails in the Knoxville Urban Wilderness twice and many of the trails in the Great Smokies.
Great hike. Thank you, Amy and Eric!
|Ijams congratulates volunteer Amy Oakey for her life-changing accomplishment!|