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Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294
WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River announces three programs on Saturday, September 7th. First, come join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee at the parking lot off of Doc Howard Road from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT) and bring any questions you may have about the Obed. Then, in cooperation with the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition (ETCC), we will hold our annual Adopt-A-Crag program where volunteers participate in a day of clean-up activities along a variety of rock climbing areas of the Obed Wild and Scenic River.
You can also meet park rangers at Lilly Bridge at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) for our monthly 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. Would be rock climbers of all ages are encouraged to attend. In the event of inclement weather, call the Obed Visitor Center at 423-346-6294 for more information or follow us at ObedWSR on Twitter for updates.
Attend one, two or all three programs. 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.