Just as a project in Grundy County nears completion to redirect Fiery Gizzard Trail around one private landowner who wants the trail off his land, a second property owner is forcing another reroute of the trail.
Park Manager George Shinn tells the Chattanooga Times Free-Press, the first reroute request was made last summer. Now, Dr. Hugh P. Liebert has asked that the trail be moved from his property by Dec. 1.
Officials started routing the path onto preserved park land to satisfy the first property owner, and the additional mile of work isn’t viewed as a serious problem because of the support officials have had for the project. Shinn says more than 3,000 volunteer hours have been logged on the project since August.
Despite the potential inconvenience, Shinn says rerouting the trail onto protected park lands will preserve it.