Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

June 10, 2014

Burgess Falls added to hike series led by Olympian Missy Kane

CROSSVILLE — You’re never too old to go exploring in the summertime, and you’re never too far away from a place to explore if you near Knoxville. Outdoor Knoxville and Legacy Parks, organizations developed to support local parks and greenways, are announcing a series of summer hikes, led by Covenant Health fitness expert Missy Kane.
Kane, a U.S. track Olympian, has traded in her Olympic torch for the trails as another way to encourage East Tennesseans to achieve fitness while having fun. Lush greenery, sparkling waters and wildflowers in bloom await those who choose to step into the “urban wilderness.”
“Get on Local Trails” will start Thursday, June 5, with a three-mile hike from Volunteer Landing to Morningside Park. Hikes follow every Thursday morning through the last week of July.
This year two hikes will take place outside of Knoxville. On June 25, participants will visit waterfalls in Cumberland County. On July 23, the featured hike will be at Panther Creek in Hamblen County. Cumberland Medical Center and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System will co-host those hikes.

The cost of the program is $35, which includes the guided hikes, plus a T-shirt, trail map and sunscreen samples from Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Those who can’t take part in the whole series may participate in selected hikes for $10 per hike.
To sign up, visit outdoorknoxville.com or call Covenant Health at 1-877-334-4500.

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