219 / by Dave Hileman

This is number 219 in our quest to photograph in all 418 National Park Service sites. Obed Wild and Scenic River stretches along the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee through gorges that reach up to 500-feet. It is only an hour from West Knoxville and even though I lived here for three years did not even know about this river. The drive takes you past Oak Ridge, the WWII “Secret City” and with in another 40 minutes you are in what feels like another world. We were only able to explore a small portion because of the flooding and most of it is only accessible by kayak. Which we did not have! On another trip we will go to a different portion where there are more hikes. Still quite a neat place.