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Rainy Days and Saturday’s….that is what we had at Bear Waller Gap. We hiked the first three of the six miles in a steady rain and after stopping to eat, it slowed a bit and then slowed some more and finally stopped.

This was a beautiful hike. The trail meanders around the shore of the Cordell Hull Lake from the Defeated Creek Campground and works its way up some steep hills, and some level walking areas to the Tater Knob end, six miles later.

The mist and fog gave a surreal look to the water and the trail was muddy and slick in parts but all six of us made it just fine. The day was extremely nice (despite the rain) for a Saturday in January so that made the rain a minor irritation but not really a hindrance to our comfort.

Mary Belle Ginanni, Nabil Wakid and Roy Duncan at the beginning of the hike.
Mary Belle Ginanni, Nabil Wakid and Roy Duncan at the beginning of the hike. That is Tammy Day walking ahead with the yellow umbrella.
(L-R) Tammy Day, Sara Pollard, Mary Belle Ginanni, Roy Duncan and Nabil Wakid. I'm taking the picture.
(L-R) Tammy Day, Sara Pollard, Mary Belle Ginanni, Roy Duncan and Nabil Wakid. I’m taking the picture.
Small waterfall
Small waterfall
Along the Trail
Along the Trail
The Fog on Cordell Hull Lake
The Fog on Cordell Hull Lake
First Class Accommodations on the trail
First Class Accommodations on the trail
Lots of Lichen on this hike
Lots of Lichen on this hike
The shores of Cordell Hull
The shores of Cordell Hull
Ivy gone wild at the homeplace
Ivy gone wild at the homeplace
View of Cordell Hull Dam from atop Tater Knob
View of Cordell Hull Dam from atop Tater Knob

Six of us from the Tennessee Trails Murfreesboro Chapter (Sara Pollard, Tammy Day, Nabil Wakid, Mary Belle Ginanni, Roy Duncan and Tony Jones) braved the rain and enjoyed this wonderful hike.

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