Saturday, March 18, 2017
Daddy's Creek - Jan
Daddy’s Creek Hike March 18th-new section of the Cumberland Trail near Crab Orchard, TN.
We had a beautiful day to hike and this new trail was really a perfect pick for a day in woods. Lots of water in the feeder streams made a lovely sound as we walked from the southern access point off of Hebbertsburg Road through to the East Keyes Road access. This was 7.5 miles and a perfect way to spend a spring day. The overlook at Daddy’s Creek provided a nice view since the foliage is yet to emerge, but spring wildflowers were starting to sneak up through the leaf cover. We lunched at the overlook and also took a well deserved rest at the back woods campsite right on the creek. We saw one sleepy black snake crossing the trail-no doubt as happy as we were for the warmer weather.
Six hikers were along for the day-Jan Safavi, Doug King, Jennifer Zahn, Lillian Ey, Carolyn Reeves and Marnell C. Hope to do this trail again soon.