Phipps Bend Wildlife Area–by never completed TVA nuclear plant.

Located along the Holston River near Rogersville TN Phipps bend is a small refuge with a gravel  hiking trail with interesting wildlife, scenery, and eerie ruins of an abandoned nuclear plant. Here is the start of the trail.  Next is a pond whether it is entirely natural or was dug or enhanced to be part … Continue reading

Scenes from the Tennessee Mountains

Scenes from Warriors Path State Park  Next Scenes from the Cherokee National Forest around South Holston Lake-Jacob’s Creek and Little Oak Recreation Areas. Being in nature always restores my soul. I love the happy light heartedness of the doe with twin fawns, the ancient timelessness of the mountains and the cool serenity of the mountain … Continue reading

Haunting Pea Ridge Battlefield

Pea Ridge Battlefield in the mountains of Arkansas is a place haunted and hallowed by both the Civil War battle that took place there in March of 1861 and the Trail of Tears the path of suffering that eastern nations of Native Americans walked when forcibly removed from their lands east of the Mississippi which … Continue reading