Coffee and Climb with a Ranger
Date: January 19, 2013
WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River announces two new programs which will be held on a monthly basis.First, bring any questions you have and come join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee on Saturday, May 4th. This free event will be held at the parking lot off of Doc Howard Road from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT). Then, meet at Lilly Bridge at 11 a.m. (EDT) for our new Climb with a Ranger program.If you have ever wanted to try the sport of rock climbing but did not know where to begin, let us help eliminate some of the uncertainty for you.We provide all of the gear.All that you need to bring is drinking water, sturdy footwear, a willingness to try new things and a can-do attitude.Depending on participant interests and ability levels, we will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park and will have participants back to their vehicles by approximately 3 p.m. (EDT).Would be rock climbers of all ages are encouraged to attend.In the event of inclement weather, call the park visitor center at 423-346-6294 for more information or follow us at ObedWSR on Twitter for updates.
Attend one program or both.No reservations are necessary for these free events.For more information regarding these events, please contact the Obed Wild and Scenic River at 423-346-6294.
Did You Know?
Did you know that rock climbers can test their skills at the Obed? Climbing routes range from 40 to 200 feet in length, with degrees of difficulty that range from 5.7 to 5.13.