Barry Griggs reporting
Event Date May 27
The warm sun filtered through the trees as our dedicated group of hikers made its way along this relatively easy 4.85-mile round-trip hike. Our hike started at the Bays Mountain Nature Center and ended with an overview of Kingsport from the antennas atop the mountain. We could identify places like Church Circle and Holston Valley Medical Center and of course, the Big “E.” After a brief rest and snack on top, my five-year-old assistant hike leader, helped me lead the group back with a stopover at the animal pens. Hikers were: Serita Blankenbecler, Sharon Burnette and granddaughter Kayden, Beverly Griggs, Barry Griggs.