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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Long Distance Hiking Earworms

By: Debra Dylan When we went hiking with llamas, our guide told us about his miserable and unsuccessful attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Adding to his low self-esteem was a group of hikers who kept singing Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as “We’re Not Gonna Make It.” There is a brief scene

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The Gnarly Gnome

By: Debra Dylan Peter Pan’s Lost Boys could find a perfect hideaway at Mike’s Daylilies in Powell, Tennessee. We Plot By Moonlight The otherworldly front yard was “dug out by hand with a clay pick,” says Timmy...

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Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Appalachian Trail Tales

By: Joanna Henning with Debra Dylan Barbara Allen has been a hiker and backpacker for 30 years. She says, “I have been fortunate to experience many beautiful and exciting places in this country and in foreign countries.”...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Smoky Mountain Llamas

After walking three miles with Smoky Mountain Llamas, I am now obsessed with llamas. Smoky Mountain Llamas, offers several llama treks on its Cosby, Tennessee, farm, and in the surrounding area. We chose the paved North Ridge...

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The Wonders of Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center

By: Doug Romig As I was driving out to Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, there were a few times I was certain I was lost. Narrow Ridge is located in a beautiful and remote part of Grainger...

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Why Laura Jones of River Sports is a Local Hero

When serendipity and compassion meet – amazing things can happen. Laura Jones, a general manager and buyer at River Sports Outfitters, is a stellar outdoorswoman who frequently leads the store’s kayaking and stand-up paddling excursions at lakes...

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Backbone Rock, Home to the World’s Shortest Tunnel

by: Judy S. Blackstock Just two and a half hours north of Knoxville lies the shortest tunnel in the world. Backbone Rock tunnel, located five miles outside of Damascus, Virginia, measures only twenty feet wide. This unusual...

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

“It Started Like Hell and Ended Like Heaven”

Jonathan Nicolosi’s Evolution on the  Camino de Santiago & the Camino Ferristerre in Spain “We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass Inspired by the movie The Way, Knoxvillian Jonathan Nicolosi quickly began preparing for...

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I Blame it On Wendell Berry

by: Brian Miller The seventy acres of our farm touch the boundaries, borders, property of ten other landowners or farmers. These ten property owners account for thirty or forty persons who represent our nearest neighbors, who we...

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