The Goat, Wilder TN January 2022
I have never seen water on the other side. Summer and Fall has always left this side dry with only large boulders bigger than my car all the way down the river. Now you can not even see them!
Since our return to TN I have been so busy digg'in Ya'll , that I have not had time to do much exploring. But the snow followed by heavy rains has left us waiting for Mother Nature to dry us out. The snow melted in 2 days, followed by heavy rain. The result is tons of beautiful waterfalls cascading down rocky mountain outcroppings into the River below. A river that runs dry in some spots in the summer and fall. Rather than take the normal ride up The Mountain we decided to take a very "exclusive" path called The Goat, up the backside of The Mountain. So I ask The Mountain Chat "why is it called The Goat?" I was told it is because only a goat could make a path that narrow and climb it. Totally makes sense now 🤣. It is a very narrow, rocky climb up to the top of Wilder. It was an adventure. But if you are squeamish about these types of things, a gentler ride around Rte 85 will bless you with these cascading beauties every minute or so. My friend said she counted over 20 on her short ride not so long ago. So while Mother Nature can sometimes put a little wrinkle in your plans, her gifts of beauty are endless.