Friday Hikers: Doe River Gorge, May 6

Collins Chew reporting

We had occasional misty rain part of the time for our hike through the Doe River Gorge, but it did not interfere with our enjoyment of the day.  After signing releases to the landowners, a Christian Camp, we hiked along the old Tweetsie railroad grade for about 2.5 miles and then returned.  Several geologic features were noted to be of interest.  There were quite a few wildflowers.  The showiest were purple phacelia and fire pink, but there were many others.  We were back in time to picnic at the camp tables.  Hikers were Olin Babb, Kathy and Jerry Case, Anne Cosby, Jan and Chuck Mather, Brian Paley, Susie Seiler, Jerry Sluder, and Collins Chew.