30 Oct 2023 Big Ridge by John | posted in: Uncategorized | 3 Into Dark Holler we go. How many years since I’ve been there God only knows. It was back in the Ricky Bobby days. My friend Toni is trying to get state parks on her passport. So we paid $17 to sleep on the ground. Actually she paid it so I shouldn’t complain. But to think it’s more expensive to sleep on the ground in a state park than the Smokies is just inconceivable . Of course we were the only people there. I suppose solitude comes at a price. The weather and company were both warm. Full moon illuminated the campsite at 2 am. Reverse eclipse. We hit three state parks. Including Big Ridge there was Cove lake and Norris Dam. it was peak leaf weekend. Hope y’all got to experience it.