Urban Hikes in Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee, a new guidebook by Ron Shrieves, Mac Post, and Christine Hamilton, will go on sale Friday, November 21 at a celebration and book signing event at Mast General Store from 5 to 8 p.m. The authors are all members of the local Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club and spent a year hiking all the suggested routes in preparation for the book. The authors will donate all book profits to Legacy Parks Foundation.
The book describes local urban hikes “that not only allow for an enjoyable physical workout, but also stimulate interest in some aspects of the nature and culture found in our community,” states the introduction. Color photographs and maps accompany the descriptions of the recommended hikes. A forward by former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe and a history of area greenways by Will Skelton are also featured in the book.
Following the event the book will be available at several local retailers and online at legacyparks.org.