January 25, 2006
Here is a view from the East Overlook at Raccoon Mountain the other morning, toward Lookout Mountain and the Moccasin Bend of the Tennessee River. SORBA, the mountain bike organization in which I'm involved, negotiated a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority to build trails around their pumped storage reservoir up there. It's gorgeous land - forested but still open enough to make routing trails fairly easy. They've agreed to a first phase system of about ten miles up on top, where about 60 percent of the trails will be fairly flat and nice for beginners. Hopefully they'll like what they see and agree to future phases that go down the mountain. There are well over 1,000 acres (maybe closer to 2,000?) of TVA property there.
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