Day Trippin'

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The Legend Of The Bell Witch

Forty miles north of Nashville, the Robertson County landscape is both beautiful and eerie: the lonesome shriek of a train whistle echoes through fertile fields stretching beneath an ominous gray, late-October sky that mingles with the smoke ...

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It's a Sunday afternoon, just after 1 p.m. Another dog-day afternoon where temps have soared into the upper 90s. Sugarloaf Mountain Park, at the foot of Ocoee Dam No. 1, is tucked in the verdant, sprawling foothills of the Cherokee National Forest... Read more

Day Trippin'

I wanted to get lost. If only for a day. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and give strength to the body and soul,” said John “of the mountain” Muir, naturalist and “Father of National ... Read more

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I was six years old when I had my first taste of Tennessee Whiskey. I had wandered into the garage while my father worked in the backyard. Sliding open a cabinet beneath his workbench, I discovered two bottles. I was old enough to recognize the ... Read more

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I’m bound for the heartland of East Tennessee’s moonshine country. There’s enough bite in the late autumn air to warrant a weathered leather jacket and tastes from stills setting the Smoky Mountains ablaze. Robert Mitchum’s dark amber crooning ... Read more

Day Trippin'

I start off with my dad, Jack McCormick, a civil engineer with deep knowledge of hydrogeology. We leave Soddy Daisy headed for Athens, where we’ll pick up I-75 and travel north. We pass ponds, cattails, loose chickens pecking in yards, barns in ... Read more

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