Seafood Platter - B.C.  LbNA # 32812 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerMichel LaBranche    
Placed DateJul 10 2007
LocationKnoxville, TN
Found By NanniPapawTo4
Last Found Feb 28 2008
Hike Distance?

I think so highly of this location, and want you to see this area so bad, I tell you what I’m going to do! I’m going to make it so easy to find that even a cave man can do it!

If you’re not from around here and are passing through, get off the interstate at exit 387 and follow the big, green signs to Downtown / Henley Street (US 441S). Henley takes you right by the big gold 'sun sphere' - a holdover from the 1982 World Fair. You can ride up the sun sphere in an elevator for free! Continue south on Henley and cross over the big Tennessee River bridge and make an immediate left onto Blount Avenue by Baptist Hospital. Keep to the right at the 2nd light, and you will automatically move on to Sevier Avenue. In about 1/2 mile you will see green signs to “Ijams Park” and "Island Home Airport". Follow these signs. You want Island Home Ave.

Follow the signs to Ijams Park. You will cross a RR track twice, and pass by a large facility behind a fence. This is the Tennessee School for the Deaf. Within 3/4 mile, you will cross another RR track. Turn here into the parking lot and grab your suff.

Look for a black fellow high-steppin’ it and go to him. You will not find a Scotch on the Rocks here, but the right place is groovy! You can start high steppin’ it yourself, now that you are on the way.

In Monoply, Boardwalk is a coveted property, and so it is here by the River. I hate these stones… ahhh, I love these wood chips!…. ughhh, back to the stones!… ahhh, more chips. Do you see it yet? Maybe its getting just a bit cooler!

Soon the smiles will be forthcoming. “What a precious spot this is!”, you say to yourself as you lean on the rails. I know you must be tired by now, you’ve come at least 1/2 mile – poor thing! Its not your fault if you are Folding.

Does this sound familiar? Hopefully it does as it gets you well on the way to the third box in this series. OK, moving on, you soon will come to Boardwalk. Its just too cool! Don’t forget to look inward to see the bat cave (gated off from vandals).

An old, dead tree crotch forms a “V” to keep you on the trail. A hole in log might be a good place to hide a box. Beautiful hardwood bottomland forest. A bridge. Don’t take a left fork. Egad! Another bridge! Keep left. What is a track pit? I just counted 20 boards. Oh my! A dragonfly attractor has just attracted me! Here I walk the right Boardwalk and remain on the trail. By now I really am about to fold! I need to sit and rest a moment. Glad to see some benches. Sit and look to the boardwalk ahead where rock meets wood and terra firma, for there you will receive joy.

To get out of here, continue onward – always taking the “high road”. It will bring you shortly to the old Ijams building and a parking lot where you can follow the paved trail southward back to the new Ijams building (and toilets and water) and onward to your car.

If you're a map person, you can Google Ijams in Knoxville and print out a map of the environs. First finder obtains an expensive American Flag lapel pin!