Saturday, January 12, 2013
Bear Waller Gap - Tony
Rainy Days and Saturday's....that is what we had at Bear Waller Gap. We hiked the first three of the six miles in a steady rain and after stopping to eat, it slowed a bit and then slowed some more and finally stopped.
This was a beautiful hike. The trail meanders around the shore of the Cordell Hull Lake from the Defeated Creek Campground and works its way up some steep hills, and some level walking areas to the Tater Knob end, six miles later.
the mist and fog gave a surreal look to the water and the trail was muddy and slick in parts but all six of us made it just fine. The day was extremely nice (despite the rain) for a Saturday in January so that made the rain a minor irritation but not really a hindrance to our comfort.
Six of us from the Tennessee Trails Murfreesboro Chapter (Sara Pollard, Tammy Day, Nabil Wakid, Mary Belle Ginanni, Roy Duncan and Tony Jones) braved the rain and enjoyed this wonderful hike.