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After staying in all day yesterday, with a high of 37, we finally got a break in the weather. We wanted to get some pictures of the pretty leaves with the sun shining on them, so drove to the different parts of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, an area we had justn glimpsed in our drive to the campground.

It consists of 4 streams: Daddys Creek, Clear Creek, Emory River and the Obed River. Running their course for thousands of years, these streams have cut through the sandstone of the Cumberland Plateau creating a rugged landscape of wild land and water found in few places in the southeastern United States.

Access to much of the river is limited, with only a few bridges providing access. The Obed system offers some of the most challenging whitewater in the Southeast. Fishermen also use the streams. The Obed Wild and Scenic River was added to the National Park System in 1976.

We followed the roadways across several of the bridges, finding many residential areas intermixed with the designated park. Truly a beautiful place to live!

We got back home to build a campfire (another perk of the park: access to all the cut and stacked wood we wanted to use in a central firepit) for 5 o:clock somewhere.



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