Martinez Canyon, Santa Rosa Mountains

Bluff Mountain AdventuresBluff Mountain Adventures presents visitors thrilling guided ATV trail rides that yield scenic views of the Smoky Mountains surrounding Pigeon Forge. Rides differ from the simple household experience around the base of Bluff Mountain to difficult rides up numerous terrains, together with the 2,300-foot excessive mountain. Tours depart from Walden Lodge at the base of the mountain, located southwest of Pigeon Forge.

I have been a totally uninspired runner all season. Sitting here with a case of poison oak (boooo!), a case of wine (yaaaaayy!), and a case of full-fleged put up-race glow, and I believe, I hope, that time has come to an end. Sonoma is an extremely difficult race, not simply due to its 10K ft of elevation gain, but additionally because I all the time seem to push myself so onerous there.

By the time the boys drove to the ticket workplace in Pigeon Forge (we have been staying at a campground within the Nice Smoky Mountains Nationwide Park — previous Gatlinburg) and obtained reservations, then drove back, all the morning was gone. We had time for a really quick lunch, then they had to depart once more for the long trip up into the mountains (it took near an hour from where we were), only to search out out that their trip was overbooked. Basically, our total Saturday was ruined by Journey Bluff and its incapacity to e-book online.

Our last stop has been Gatlinburg, TN. We loved our visit to the Dixie Stampede and Dollywood. Jim seemed in all places, excessive and low but never noticed Dolly! We ran into the Compton’s from Lexington who happened to be here too. We enjoyed having dinner along with Ben, Suzanne, Charlie and Nancy. It was nice to have friends to enjoy a meal with again.

The realm of Little River known as the Backcountry Space is designated for horseback riders, hikers, four-wheel drive automobiles (no more ATV’s since 9-1-2010) and primitive tenting. Camping is free and allowed from Feb 1-Sept. 30. It is restricted to three websites, Slant Rock, Billy’s Ford and Hartline Ford and is available on a primary come, first serve foundation. Looking is allowed on designated dates, instances and locations with a legitimate hunting license. Fishing is also allowed anyplace on Little River within the Preserve with a legitimate fishing license.