Tag: wander

  • Mount Cammerer: It’s Time to Climb

    Mount Cammerer: It’s Time to Climb

    Ascending Mount Cammerer is one of my very favorite hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s also one of the hardest. My first ascent was in 2010 with Bill and my brother, Jack, along. I’ve gone back at least four more times prior to this year. In 2012, Bill, Jack and I were part […]

  • Hiker College

    Hiker College

    Lookout Mountain. Signal Mountain. Raccoon Mountain. Chattanooga rests in the laps of multiple mountains, so why would hikers in Chattanooga go out of state looking for a mountain to climb? In the case of a hike Bill and I recently took with the Chattanooga Hiking Club, which has members living as far as 50 to […]

  • Face to Face with the Fiery Gizzard

    Face to Face with the Fiery Gizzard

    The name is colorful, the reputation is intimidating, and the location is way off the beaten path. And, as of Saturday, I can say I hiked the Fiery Gizzard Trail–and lived to tell the tale. The Fiery Gizzard is a 12.6-mile gash down the middle of the South Cumberland State Park. The park is made […]

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