Getting Meade’s Quarry and Crag Open

posted in: Uncategorized | 0   Ijams to consider private boats on Mead’s Quarry Lake Travis Dorman , 5:42 p.m. EST December 14, 2016 Mead’s Quarry Lake (Photo: Travis Dorman) Ijams Nature Center’s Board of Directors will discuss Thursday whether to … Continued

After the Fire

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Portions of scarred land along the spur on 12/10. Some sort of fire retardant spray, I imagine. It’s hard to believe that the relatively small fire we witnessed and videoed after Eagle Creek grew to the tragic event in Gatlinburg. … Continued

The Chimneys Wildfire

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On our return from Eagle Creek we passed the impressive blaze presently consuming part of the Chimney Tops trail. I enjoy watching all of nature, the good and bad. As long as I am not a recipient of the warm … Continued

Pressing Ijams to Make Crag and Quarry Accessible

posted in: Uncategorized | 0   I warned you that you would receive a dose of activism through the Highlander website.  Today, I am proud to share this bit of good news from SFW.   Watchdog group presses Ijams to reopen Crag, make boating … Continued

Injun Creek

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It was a fantastic weekend. Starting early Saturday morning, I rose to a breakfast at Ijams Nature center, then across the street for the Fall Festival. When I say across the street from my house, I mean, across the street. … Continued

Old Settlers

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Headlamp Hiking means a late friday into a familiar spot. This is where I finished my last Smokies mile in 2007. It began a tradition for others to finish there. I spent many a night at this place in support … Continued

The Obed

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  I was just “hanging out” at the Obed following an invitation from the old crag crew. That is where the mountains and forests led us this weekend. Good looking folks.  Having fun on a beautiful weekend for camping and … Continued

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