As a someone who grew up in Sewanee, hiking Foster Falls and Fiery Gizzard were annual summer destinations. However, the frequency of my past visits does not diminish the beauty of these two areas. This particular excursion with SEI allowed me to observe and hike in conditions that would normally send me back home to read or watch a movie. Though the surplus of rain prevented us from swimming at Fiery Gizzard, I was able to see that specific environment framed by grey skies and rushing water – a different kind of beauty, one that held more of a mythical quality.
Written by: Emily Blount