Friday, April 24, 2009

Straight Up

This is the overlook at the top of House Mountain, the highest point in Knox County, 2100 feet high. This natural area managed by the State of Tennessee is only 10 miles away from Knoxville. I could tell you about tectonic plates and synclinal folds that formed the mountain. Or I could just mention that the Overlook Trail is really made for mountain goats that like to climb straight up steep inclines and scramble across boulders. And then they eat their lunch on a sunny rock high above the rolling farmland of Knox County.

2 comments:

Babooshka said...

Oh not not tectonic plates. I know all about those, re Gary being a former geologist. Can't look at a rock without being told if it's igneous or sedimentary blah blah. Rolling hills and goats is fine by me. Secluded even better.

Abe Lincoln said...

I wish I could still get up to outlooks like this one. Such a nice view. You must be a teenager to get up there.