Head To Obed Wild And Scenic River For Coffee And A Climbing Lesson

Climbing and coffee with a ranger? That's on the schedule beginning next month at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee.

On February 2, rangers will be ready with the coffee on for any questions you might have about the wild and scenic river. 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. (EST).

Then, meet at Lilly Bridge at 11 a.m. for the park's 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, the park's rangers can help eliminate some of the uncertainty for you. They'll 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, the group 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. 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.