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Old Jan 3, 2011, 6:53 AM   #1
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Default Christmas Hike #1 - Bays Mt

Had LOTS of family & friends visiting for Christmas holidays, so, of course, we took lots of hikes in the Northeast Tennessee region. I won't bore you with photos from all the hikes, but will share some from three of them. First is another trip up Bays Mountain - a large (over 3,000 acres) city park & nature center. We started at the dam which creates a small lake - once the water supply for the city of Kingsport, now the water supply for park wildlife...
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Lake ice was a bit thinner than the last time we visited, making for some interesting patterns and reflections...
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We headed on up the Bays Ridge Trail for some great views of the surrounding ridges, and some fine peeks at the frozen springs & seeps.
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From there our trail led us through Ledbetter Gap and on up the old road towards the tower. This is usually a great area to observe park wildlife, but we were all (noisly) enjoying each other's company and so scared off most of the "critters." We did see a lot of wildlife signs though, including these Grouse tracks.
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The fire tower at Bays Mt is no longer used as a lookout, but you can still climb up and enjoy the views.
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Hike on down the mountain was quick, safe & uneventful. We all had a great time and were looking forward to our next hike!

Hope you enjoyed this trip, and will share your comments & critique!

(PS - "stay tuned" for more scenes from another hike or two)
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Beautiful winter series, Mole!
I really like the icicles hanging on the rock.
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just stunning!
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Another delightful hike Mole. Thank you for allowing us to join your merry band of ramblers.
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Love your hikes - I get the benefit of the incredible views and scenes without any of the physical labor. I'm getting too lazy, I need to get out on trails more often, these pictures should inspire me but instead they make it too easy to stay home just to look at them!
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