Home of Giants

Visiting the mighty before they make their final—and unplanned—departure In the 1800s, naturalist William Bartram once remarked that you could swing from limb to limb from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without ever
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Out on the AT

Experiencing the Appalachian Trail hiking culture in Virginia I was fine with skipping the road walk and interstate noise, but Frank Whitehead insisted that we do the extra mile across I-81 in Groseclose, Virginia. That is where we
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The Crag

At home on the rock of Knoxville’s climbing pit ALL CLIMBING LEVELS | IJAMS PARKING: 2514 ABERDEEN LANE CLIMBING ROUTE HEIGHTS: 30 to 60 FEET FIND THE CRAG: Walk ¼ mile along first trail to the right out of the parking lot. Take
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Bullhead

Mt. LeConte's trail tises from the ashes, sprouting new growth and life Difficulty Level: Moderate-Hard Trailhead coordinates: 35.67396, -83.49322 Length: 11.8 miles | Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft | Style: Out
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Frozen Head

Challenging terrain speckled with stories of icy escapes On June 13, 1977, a handful of inmates from Brushy Mountain scaled the wall and melted into the Cumberland Mountains surrounding beautiful Petros. On their heels were every
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Obed Trail Days

For 20 years, volunteers have amassed at the Obed Wild and Scenic River to don leather gloves, grab mattocks and hoes and disappear into the backcountry to give back to the climbing and hiking community. It is Trail Day, and there is
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