Wilson Lick Ranger Station

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On the way up to Wayah Bald, a stop at Wilson Lick offers hikers a glimpse into the world of Nantahala National Forest’s first rangers. Construction began in 1916.

“It’s a widely accepted principle . . . that you can claim a piece of land which has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, if only you will repeat this mantra endlessly: ‘We discovered it, we discovered it, we discovered it.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

Cherokee and Creek Camping Ground

Who couldn’t resist turning down this road?

Shaking Rock Park, in Lexington, Georgia, was once a Cherokee and Creek camping ground.  The enormous granite boulder below once moved with a hand’s push.  Now settled and still, it rests among amazing wooded granite formations tucked away next to a beaver pond.

Chance encounters like this highlight the experiential nature of indeterminate wandering.