One of the best preserved earthen Civil War forts, right here in Knoxville.

Dickerson was one in a series of ridge line defenses along the Tennessee River, constructed to prevent the Confederates from bombarding Knoxville to drive out the Federals.  The Confederates attempted an attack in November 1863 (The Siege of Knoxville)  but retreated due to the steep terrain and strength of the defending troops.

Now it is one of the city’s parks, with about 6km of trails making for an easy outing.

He seemed keen on the cannons.

The view from the “Booger” Trail. Terrible name.

Along one side of the park is a quarry, popular in summer with kayakers and canoers.

The mountains are pretty even on cloudy days.

Social distancing. We can do this.