Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Get on Trail w Friends & Missy 2014

17 year of Get on Trail hikes and still going strong.  50 plus signed up for all 4 hikes and now close to 180,000 raised for Friends of The Smokies 
 1 hike. Andrews Bald w side trip to see old Boiler left on Forney Creek area by 1920 loggers 
Then week two we had 50 plus on trillium gap trail to Grotto falls part of Roarinh Fork area of park.  Then another 1.6 up the steep hill to junction w Brushy Mnt bald area and back.   A bald w lots of short thick brush.  But interesting views looking over to Porters creek Mnt area 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Beautiful Burgess Falls worth the drive

The Get on a local trail series ventured outside of East Tn to Cumberland plateau and well worth 80 minute drive.   Exit 286 in Cookville then follow signs.  Pretty little state park w picnic facilities playroom and not one but 4 sets of water falls !  All in a one mile area.    Nice trail w some railing.   Plus cool steel passage of steps to get to lower section of big falls.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Magnificent Magnolia manor Hot Springs

What a great place to stay for another Fit and Fun adventure in Hot springs 
And we loved hiking Paint Rock the first day   It's only about 6 miles from Hotsprings on other side of French broad river   Ancient pictographs on rocks from Cherokee Indians 2500 BC.  They were headed to medicinal Hot Springs Spa.  
Next day tough but pretty hike on AT allen gap to tankard springs 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Biggest winner wt loss team hitting it hard

The team of 12 were told that we would expect them at all Health shoppe training sessions starting jan 1.  But this crew wanted to hit the gym (FSHFC) and training runs right off the bat.  They are listening to Karen Lacey (RD) advice. Joining Coach Joe Mitchell often at Spin classes and keeping log records for me Coach Kane.    Follow their progress on page and we may see u at next Sat training for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon (half relay & 5k too) 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cool Historic HIke Old Sugarlands

Such a neat historic hike off Old Sugarlands trail and off trailing it. then preview of Panthers Creek and Morristown Hamblin this coming week!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Good ole Rocky Top a fun hike

Great fall color lined the trails to Rovky Top on top of Thumderhead mnt   U go up Anthony creek trail then Bote mnt. When u hit the AT go left.  In 400 yards is a great lunch spot w views of Fontana and Shuckstack tower.   Then it's 1.1 miles up to Rocky Top which is just rocks on the trail but gorgeous views. This year 78 degrees last shots from one year ago same 
 hike one foot of snow