Upcoming Chapter Meetings

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Feb 7. Jackson

Feb 9. Plateau

Feb 21. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


Jan 24. Big Soddy Gulf to Big Soddy Creek bridge and back.  ..More.. Big Soddy Gulf to Big Soddy Creek bridge and back.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jan 28. Rotary Park, Clarksville, 4 mile Loop, moderate; meet ..More.. Rotary Park, Clarksville, 4 mile Loop, moderate; meet 9:00 A.M. CT, first shelter on left after entering park.       (Clarksville)

Jan 28. Columbia/Franklin Hike on January 28, 2017.  ..More.. Columbia/Franklin Hike on January 28, 2017.  Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a 170,000-acre national recreation area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee located near I-24, about 90 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just south of Paducah, KY. HISTORY: Land Between The Lakes is an inland peninsula formed when the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded, creating Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley -- one of the world’s largest man-made bodies of water. One stunning feature is The Elk and Bison Prairie which is a 700-acre restoration of Kentucky’s native habitat. It was created as a restoration project for the species. A gentle winding road will guide you through this remarkable habitat restoration effort. We will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Tollgate Medical Plaza on Route 31 in Thompson’s Station.  You may want to bring a change of clothes, snacks and water for the hike.  If we are able to view the eagles, then we may want to shorten the hike to enjoy the bird watching.  Robert Consalvo will lead the hike.  Please contact him at rconsalvo@aol.com or 615.519.5584.  Please leave a contact number in case of inclement weather.  (Columbia/Franklin)

Jan 28. Chilly Chili Hike.  Hike to Lake Dimmick, Sewanee ..More.. Chilly Chili Hike.  Hike to Lake Dimmick, Sewanee TN.  About 5 miles round trip. Flat. Easy. Everyone is welcome to the Poteet’s 15th Annual Chilly Chili Hike.  We will meet at the parking lot near the 41A and University Avenue intersection in downtown Sewanee at the head of the Mountain Goat Trail on January 28 at 9:00 a.m. CST.  We will hike the Mountain Goat Trail to the Lake Dimmick Trail out to Lake Dimmick.  We will assemble back at the Poteet’s home at 12 Noon for chili, cornbread, brownies and fixin’s.  If you would like to contribute something to the meal, please feel free.  We will have a variety of drinks.  You can call Marietta for the gate code or Marietta will have it at the hike.  If possible, let Marietta know you are coming.  Contact Marietta at 931-924-7666 or nannietta@blomand.net.  The Poteets live in Cliff Tops, 525 Huckleberry Place, Monteagle, TN.  (Highland Rim)

Jan 28. Meeman-Shelby Forest – Horse Trail (7 miles) Join ..More.. Meeman-Shelby Forest – Horse Trail (7 miles) Join us for a moderately strenuous 7 mile hiker/horse loop trail over a mixture of hills and flat areas around Poplar Tree Lake. We will meet at the parking lot near the stables at 9:15 a.m.  There will be restrooms available next to the parking lot.  Hike will leave promptly at 9:30.  Bring water and snacks.  Hiking boots are recommended. Rain or snow will cancel. For additional information, contact Marion at mquinlen@gmail.com or at 256-273-9720.  (Memphis)

Jan 28. Beaman Park, Joelton, TN. 6 miles. Moderate. Hike ..More.. Beaman Park, Joelton, TN. 6 miles. Moderate. Hike leader anniversary hike-it’s been a whole year since Linda led her first hike so come on out and celebrate the occasion with a hike on the lovely hills and dales of Beaman Park. Last year, it was 10 degrees and the ground was frozen so we walked a couple of miles then got some coffee to warm up. Nestled in the northwest corner of Davidson County, the area was once known as Paradise Ridge, named for the Paradise brothers. It has morphed from a homesteading and moonshing area, to a hunting preserve to what it is today: a wild & rugged Metro Park where opportunities to enjoy nature abound. Come experience the solitude and serenity while hiking the forested slopes of Beaman Park. Bring water, snacks and wear hiking boots. Meet at the Nature Center at 8:00 CT.   (Nashville)

Jan 28. Piney Falls and Stinging Fork State Natural Areas, ..More.. Piney Falls and Stinging Fork State Natural Areas, Grandview and Spring City. These two hikes are being combined to give a total hiking distance of about 7 miles. Piney Falls is a 3 mile round trip hike that features the 80 foot tall Upper Piney Falls. Stinging Fork State Natural Area is about 10 miles from Piney Falls and features a 35-foot waterfall and cascade at the end of the 1 ½ mile trail.  Due to some elevation gain and possibly slick rocks, the hike is rated moderate. Wear boots, and bring water, lunch and snacks. Meet at 8:00 AM CT at Trinity Tabernacle on Highway 127 South.  (Plateau)

Jan 28. Lower Leggett Road to Rock Creek and back.  Approximately ..More.. Lower Leggett Road to Rock Creek and back.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jan 28. Bear Waller Loop - The hike is 11 miles and rated ..More.. Bear Waller Loop - The hike is 11 miles and rated moderate to difficult because of side-sloping trails. This trail is recognized as one of the best hiking trails in Middle TN. For more information and to register contact Jeff Graves.  (Upper Cumberland)

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