So we are keeping our focus on the local. Indeed, there is much to see wherever you are. Every location has its own unique history and narrative. We want to uncover the beauty of the local. While everyone is looking for greener pastures ... elsewhere. Maybe, we can help them find those patches of green in their neighborhood.
In that spirit, we have begun exploring a place that is only 8 miles from our home base. We nearly ignored it because it does not allow dogs. The place: Sawnee Mountain Preserve.
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What did we find? Only a very easily accessible location to monitor and track the emergence of Autumn in the Blue Ridge/Appalachians without have to trek to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Now for some of the breathtaking views from this backyard gem.
This picture, taken from the Indian Seats which are at the pinnacle of Sawnee Mountain, shows the view that the Cherokee and Creek had as a lookout and place of meditation.
|Kat taking in the view|
Kat and Kit catching a glimpse and braving the heights.
|Kit does not fear heights, only falling|
Until next time - Kit.