Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN
Off traveling again, but did take a long hike all around downtown Chattanooga. The city, which is in the Tennessee mountains, has a great riverfront, so started out there, walked along the banks and cut over the Tennessee River on a fairly new pedestrian bridge that spans the river, and then through the neighborhood on the other side, and then back. It was Super Bowl Sunday so it was all just a precursor to football,
junk food and beer, but I do like urban hikes. There’s lots to see, you can stop for goodies frequently, and it’s a bit different. Years ago when I lived in New York City, I would “hike” all over the city both for work and for fun. Way more treacherous (and smelly) than anything I’ve encountered to date in the California wilderness.