William Bartram, the famed naturalist, rode his horse to the top of Pinnacle Knob (which looms above Clayton) in 1775. After crossing the Chattooga River he traveled west and ascended Warwoman Dell, crossing the Eastern Continental Divide. Turning north into Rabun Gap at Mountain City, he entered the drainage of the Little Tennessee River and followed it north into Cherokee country and the village of Cowee, west of Franklin. The path cut by the Tennessee was the only "easy" passage through the southern Appalachians. Mike Maffett retraces Bartram's journey with his faithful companion, "Koo the Pooh", for company rather than a horse.