Clear Creek Gorge in Obed Wild and Scenic River Park, Tennessee. July 25, 2010.
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Sunday afternoon Betsy and I drove northeast of the Glade to visit the Obed Wild and Scenic River. This is a relatively new addition to the National Park system (1976) and contains one of the few pristine areas in this part of the country. The rugged and inhospitable terrain has limited settlements and land usage and there are few roads in the park.
The trail from the parking area to the overlook. July 25, 2010.
There is an overlook along one of few the roads through the park. We’ve hiked to the overlook before, but Sunday we drove to a parking area along the top of a bluff and then hiked a short distance along a well-maintained trail to the overlook.
Clear Creek Gorge, July 25, 2010.
At the overlook we could look down on Clear Creek (one of the tributaries of the Obed River) as it flowed through its gorge. There wasn’t a lot of water in the creek, but we could see people swimming in pools far below us.
Sunday was another beautiful, but hot, day here on the Plateau. But it was a great day for visiting a beautiful part of our world.