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Andrew Wolff

Locale: Chattanooga
Fiery Gizzard on 01/16/2009 17:22:20 MST Print View

I just did a dayhike of the Fiery Gizzard and Dog Hole Trails (great names huh?) in the South Cumberland Recreational Area of Tennessee and thought I'd share some pictures of this beautiful area. It was quite cold, between 10 and 25 all day maybe and there were no other people (although in the summer much of the nice gorge near the trailhead becomes redneck beercan wonderland). There are dozens of waterfalls in this area and many good bluff views.









Looks like this might have been a little whiskey operation way out on the edge of the plateau by a little crik. So did the revenuers find it and bust up this barrel with an axe?





Edited by Andrew on 01/16/2009 17:54:06 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Fiery Gizzard on 01/16/2009 17:47:45 MST Print View

Great pictures nice ice sickles
Looks just a little interior cold

Jed Augustine
(jaugusti) - F

Locale: Appalachians/Rockies
A magical trail on 01/16/2009 17:58:48 MST Print View

Great photos John. I've never been there in the dead of winter. Looks like the waters up since the last time I was there, when much of the stream bed was dry about a mile down from Black Canyon, which I think is in the second picture. A fantastic trail!

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Fiery Gizzard on 01/16/2009 18:57:36 MST Print View


Thank you for taking the time to share your photos.

I love the shot with the rows and rows of icicles.

How did they form?

Is that a series of steps/terraces of a waterfall?


Andrew Wolff

Locale: Chattanooga
Fiery Gizzard on 01/17/2009 08:29:27 MST Print View

Thanks guys, the pictures really don't do this place justice and it was such a perfect day with tiny ice particles floating in the crystaline air, twinkling like diamonds. We've had quite a bit of rain lately hence the steady creek flows, we had been in drought. Tony the icicles are on a cliff, the rock here is limestone and water oozes out between the layers of rock all the way up the cliff to make this formation.

Jed Augustine
(jaugusti) - F

Locale: Appalachians/Rockies
Fiery Gizzard: A different season on 01/17/2009 12:23:56 MST Print View

I think this was Fall '07, though I can't say for certain

Fiery Gizzard 1

Fiery Gizzard 2

Judi Henson
(ritzhenson) - F

Locale: The Deep South
2007 Trip on 01/17/2009 13:20:37 MST Print View

500 Year Old Hemloch

This is my son and a friend last year here.