Four senior members of the Murfreesboro Chapter, namely King Jamison, Marty McCullough, Nabil Wakid and Jim Schroeder, opted to do a short leisurely hike close to home and settled on the shores of Percy Priest Lake along the Volunteer Trail at Long Hunter State Park.
The weather turned out to be perfect for hiking as a nice refreshing breeze came off the lake on our sojourns to the shore line. The trek was one of virtual solitude for the foursome as only one other hiker was encountered along the way. We did witness a boat angler making what appeared to be rather large catch only to release it back to the waters.
Our journey home was marked by a close call as we witnessed an accident right at the entrance to Long Hunter park that missed involving us by a few seconds. It appeared that a vehicle had just left the park heading north but failed to yield the right of way to a passing vehicle and the front of the vehicle was clipped, causing it to spin around and end up in the ditch. We pulled over to help and aided in directing traffic around the scene until authorities arrived. It appeared the occupants suffered minor injuries as they awaited medical aid.
Of course a lunch stop was in order and we enjoyed an array of barbecue fares at Nick and Jim’s in Smyrna before heading for home.