Monday, August 23, 2010

North Chick hike

At the swimming hole
Originally uploaded by TheTurducken
I haven't hiked as much this summer as I would like, so this past weekend we did a classic summer hike - the North Chickamauga section of the Cumberland Trail. This is a typical South Cumberland hike in many respects, but what makes it stand out is the swimming holes.

There are several within the first mile, but these are very popular. The best place to swim is four miles in at Green Hole - and you don't have a lot of company out there. This photo shows us frolicking at our swim/lunch/relaxation stop.

Of course, then you have to turn around and go back. We always talk about stopping at another swim hole near the end of the trail, but it never happens.

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