My World: Obed River

Clear Creek Gorge in Obed Wild and Scenic River Park, Tennessee. July 25, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Sunday afternoon Betsy and I drove northeast of the Glade to visit the Obed Wild and Scenic River.  This is a relatively new addition to the National Park system (1976) and contains one of the few pristine areas in this part of the country.  The rugged and inhospitable terrain has limited settlements and land usage and there are few roads in the park.

The trail from the parking area to the overlook. July 25, 2010.

There is an overlook along one of few the roads through the park.  We’ve hiked to the overlook before, but Sunday we drove to a parking area along the top of a bluff and then hiked a short distance along a well-maintained trail to the overlook.

Clear Creek Gorge, July 25, 2010.

At the overlook we could look down on Clear Creek (one of the tributaries of the Obed River) as it flowed through its gorge.  There wasn’t a lot of water in the creek, but we could see people swimming in pools far below us.

Sunday was another beautiful, but hot, day here on the Plateau.  But it was a great day for visiting a beautiful part of our world.

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20 Responses to “My World: Obed River”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Very nice George! It was so hot almost everywhere this past weekend. I imagine that water was very refreshing to those folks! Hope you have a great Tuesday.

  2. Sandra Says:

    I lived on Clear Creek onece, but it was in KY. this shows us what our land was like BEFORE we became so Civilized.

  3. Susie Says:

    Looks great George! You know I would definitely enjoy visiting there.

  4. Tricia Says:

    Tennessee sure has some beautiful country! WoW!

  5. MaryBeth Says:

    Interesting post in part of the country I don’t think you have mentioned before. Beautiful area. MB

  6. Darla Says:

    Beautiful scenery…enlarging of these photos is a must to appreciate the beauty.

  7. busy bee suz Says:

    What a beautiful park and a great way to spend the day with your Love!!

  8. Pam Says:

    I enjoy seeing your beautiful world, George.
    I can’t relate to it being hot in the mountains though. We always traveled in the fall so when I see your photos it cools me off. Thanks 😉

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a lovely part of your world, George! Love your photos as always! Looks like a great place for a get away! Enjoy your week!


  10. maryt/theteach Says:

    George I love your photos. You live in a lovely place… 🙂

  11. luna miranda Says:

    love the lush forest. wonderful shots.

  12. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    How wonderful that there are still some unspoiled areas so close to you!

  13. ewok1993 Says:

    with verdant pristine landscape, no doubt that a visit there would chase stress away. lucky you.

  14. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That is a wondrous place to visit.

  15. Kathy Ariano Says:

    Your part of the world is beautiful! It’s a good thing the roads are limited and the area is inhospitable for development. Is this a national or state park?

  16. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Beautiful pictures of your trip. I’m glad that Betsy was able to hike this short distance.

  17. Rose Says:

    Oh my, George…I love those views…all of them. Can’t help but wish I was in one of them.

    You have mentioned going to see your parents, but not reported how they are…are they still doing okay? Or as okay as can be expected for their age. I wrote Betsy last night and didn’t think about asking her…

  18. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    Tis is indeed a beautiful part of the world.Thanks for sharing these images.The trail looks very inviting.

  19. Rajesh Says:

    Fabulous shots. The landscape is beautiful and scenic.

  20. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful photos, George! The water water rafting is fun!

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