I'm Joe and this is my first real post here. I enjoy a lot of BPL as a reader.
I work out of the country and am home every couple of months. January was the last time I was home and I did 5 days solo on the BMT and AT. I normally leave the cell at home but was in the process of selling my house so I had it in case. Well I had service at the Mollies Gap shelter inNC. When my dad asked where I was, and I told him, he replied he had stayed at the same shelter 30 years prior!
This got my mind working as I have spent so many years away, I have grown apart from a lot of family. I want to do something about that before its too late. So my Dad and I would like to return to the same area in April to do some walking together. My question is, he has an old knee injury that acts up with extremely hilly terrain. Does Anyone know a not so hilly area somewhere around Knoxville/Fontana area that would be good for a nice leisurely out and back over nighter? I know it's the smokies and hills are inherent, but there has to be a 6-8 mile stretch around there that is a bit more mild..........right?
I wouldgreatly appreciate any advice. Please excuse my poor spelling, I'm on a mobile device and have a backwoods TN education!