It was 14 degrees when we got up this morning–perfect hiking weather! I gave Husband a book titled 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Nashville and this was the first one we picked. We traveled about 30 miles south to an area mananged by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
My clothes consisted of leggings, cargo pants, cotton turtleneck, hoodie, fleece jacket, thick socks, gloves, knit hat and, unfortunately, Husband’s boots which I had mistaken for my own when I grabbed them from the garage. (He has several pairs.) However, I didn’t discover this problem until we reached the trailhead and changed from car shoes to boots. Luckily, his feet aren’t too big.
Here’s a little of what we saw along the way. (You can click on some of the pictures to see larger images. Not sure why you can’t click on all of them.)
There were lots of plants with these icy curls around them.
Frozen creeks are not a very common sight around here.
This is as close to the edge I get.
We’re going to go back in summer and use this grill.
I like a well-marked trail. (Notice similarity of drawing and actual cave seen below.)
Yes. I went in there. It was dark.
When we got back to the car, the temperature had soared to 18 degrees. In celebration of the heat wave, we came home and had mimosas.
A very pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning.