Ecology Workout

I remember having to leave as soon as the 1963 SEC track meet was over to get back to Knoxville. Most of the team spent the night in Birmingham, but I was taking an ecology class where a major part of the grade was an all-day field trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to view the changes in flora and fauna at every 1000-foot level. After traveling all night getting home, those hikes through the mountains that day may have been exciting, intellectually, but were more torture than any of the Rohe workouts.