basement fiasco and prior to the get together), Robin and I decided we needed to take solace in the woods for a little while. It had been nearly a month since our last hike so it was well overdue. We packed up our day packs and headed out to Norris Dam State Park, just a hop, skip, and a jump from our house, and decided to hike the Camp Sam trail via the Norris Dam Tea room.
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The Holy "Spirt"??
CCC camp, but has since been converted to a Boy Scout camp. After a good hundred yards on the side trail, we came to a jeep road that circles the camp and also led back out to Norris Freeway and is an access road for the Boy Scouts to make it into camp. From our looking around, it seemed it had been a while since the last time the scouts had been there to camp. Walking around in this area, we found two different remnants from the old CCC camp, a couple different camp fire pits, a flag pole fashioned out of a tree trunk, a few different wild flowers, more raspberries, and a large reed/bamboo forest that blocked one side of the circling jeep road.
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Tim and Robin