Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Feb 8. Plateau

7-day Hike Schedule


Jan 17. BSF Laurel Fork Creek Trail.   Via the West ..More.. BSF Laurel Fork Creek Trail.   Via the West Entrance Trailhead this will be an 8.4 mile moderate in and out hike along the creek.  Depart from Cracker Barrel back parking lot at 8 am CT.  Carpool cost is $5.    Pack water, snacks and lunch.   (Plateau)

Jan 20. No hike because of the MLK Day hike.   (Clarksville)

Jan 20. Sixteenth Annual Poteets’ Chilly Chili Hike. ..More.. Sixteenth Annual Poteets’ Chilly Chili Hike.  Sherwood Forest, Sewanee, TN.  Three miles, easy to moderate.   Join Marietta and Jim for their annual Chilly Chili Hike.   For the Chilly Chili hike, we will hike the new Sherwood Forest Acquisition, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park.  We will hike the trail to a beautiful overlook of Lost Cove and to a natural bridge.  Following these points of interest, we will hike the partially complete trail around the ridge where we will continue to get spectacular views.  The trail is approximately 3 miles long rated easy to moderate due the trail being partially completed.  There will be a bail out place for those who do not want to walk the incomplete portion of trail.  For directions to the trailhead, email Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net. Please meet at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. CST.  If the weather turns bad, we will hike an alternate trail.  After our chilly hike we will proceed to the Poteets’ Monteagle home for chili, cornbread, brownies and fixin’s.   We will have a variety of drinks.   If you are not hiking please come to the Poteets’ home at 12:00 p.m. CST.  If you can, please bring a side dish or dessert to share with hungry hikers.  Further information will be forthcoming.  Call or email Marietta at 931-924-7666 or nannietta@blomand.net.   If possible, please let the Poteets know you plan to attend.  The Poteets live in Cliff Tops, 525 Huckleberry Place, Monteagle, TN. (Highland Rim)

Jan 20. Nesbit Park in Bartlett Meet at 9:00 a.m. in ..More.. Nesbit Park in Bartlett Meet at 9:00 a.m. in Nesbit Park parking lot.  We will hike the white trail with possible additions for a total of 4 to 6 miles.  Bring water and a snack, hiking boots suggested.  Allow 3 hours for this hike. Rain or snow will cancel this hike.   Hike Location:  Nesbit Park is on Yale Road between Bartlett Blvd and Old Brownsville Rd on the north side of Yale. (Memphis)

Jan 20. 16th Annual Poteet Chilly Chili Hike. Approximately ..More.. 16th Annual Poteet Chilly Chili Hike. Approximately 3 miles rated easy to moderate due the trail being partially completed. We will hike the Sherwood Forest, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park. We hike the trail to a beautiful overlook of Lost Cove and to a natural bridge. After these points of interest, we will hike the partially completed trail around the ridge. There will be a bail out place for those who do not want to walk the incomplete section of the trail. Afterwards chili and drinks will be provided at the home of the Poteets. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Meet at the trailhead at 9:00 am cst. For directions to the trailhead, email Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net. Contact Sara Pollard if you are interested in carpooling from Murfreesboro. (Murfreesboro)

Jan 20. Carpool to the Poteet’s Chilly Chili Hike in ..More.. Carpool to the Poteet’s Chilly Chili Hike in Monteagle / Sewanee.  Hike the new Sherwood Forest Acquisition, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park.  (See the Highland Rim Chapter section for full description, including for the chili and pot luck afterward.)  The hike starts at 9:00 AM in Franklin County.     (Nashville)

Jan 20. SCSP Denny Cove/Foster Falls.  Denny Cove is ..More.. SCSP Denny Cove/Foster Falls.  Denny Cove is a 3 mile strenuous hike due to rock scrambling to a fabulous waterfall and rock climber cliffs.  Foster Falls is a 5 mile moderate hike. First we will hike down to view Foster Falls (if there is any water), then on along the bottom of the cliff (used for climbing or rappelling).  Depart 8 am CT Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Carpool cost is $8.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. (Plateau)

Jan 20. North Chickamauga Creek.  Approximately 9 miles.  ..More.. North Chickamauga Creek.  Approximately 9 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Walmart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jan 20. JAN 20 - BLEDSOE CREEK STATE PARK.  3.5 mile ..More.. JAN 20 - BLEDSOE CREEK STATE PARK.  3.5 mile loop. Easy to Moderate.  There is one steep climb with steps.  In the fall of 1771 a group of "Long Hunters" came to what is now Sumner county,  One of these was Isaac Bledsoe who had a fort and creek named after him - the State Park is also named after this  Colonel.  Our hike is a loop hike which will take us alongside Old Hickory Lake and then up on a high ridge back to where we started near the visitor center.  Al Ballenger led this one year in the snow and it was beautiful.  After the hike  we will eat at a restaurant to be decided.  Meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 172 Main St at 9:00 AM CT in Hendersonville or at the visiitor center at 9:45.  Please advise hike leader ahead of time if you plan to meet at the Visitor Center.  Gayle Livingston may help with hike. (Sumner Trails)

Jan 20. January 20, Graysville, TN. We will hike 2.5 miles ..More.. January 20, Graysville, TN. We will hike 2.5 miles from the Roaring Creek parking area to McGill Creek on the Cumberland Trail. Returning to the parking area, we will hike up the Roaring Creek portion of the CT about ¾ mile where we will continue up the roadbed to a small waterfall. Hike is rated moderate and will total about 7.5 miles. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Meet at Penny’s in Cookeville at 8 am. For information and to register contact Lillian Ey at 615 478-7461 or eyintn@hotmail.com. (Upper Cumberland)

Jan 22. Chapter Meeting.  Join us at 5:00 p.m. CST for ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  Join us at 5:00 p.m. CST for dinner at Applebee’s Neighbor Grill & Bar, 1957 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  We will plan our hikes, floats, camping trips and all other fun activities.  Please bring your bucket list.  If you cannot make the meeting please email your ideas to Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net. (Highland Rim)

Jan 23. Chapter Meeting. The Tennessee Naturalist program ..More.. Chapter Meeting. The Tennessee Naturalist program offers nature lovers the opportunity to advance their own knowledge and understanding of the natural world in our state, and to pass it on to others by volunteering. There are now eight chapters of Tennessee Naturalists around the state. Bill Loewer of Cedars of Lebanon State Park administers the chapter based at his park, and he will be describing the program at our January meeting. Find out how you can be certified as a Tennessee Naturalist and pay it forward.  Bring a nature-loving friend! (Nashville)

Jan 23. Moderate to strenuous hike at 6.1 miles.  We ..More.. Moderate to strenuous hike at 6.1 miles.  We will hike portions of the Sewanee Perimeter trail starting at the Univeristy Gate TH on Hwy 41.  We will descend onto the Shakerag Hollow section and hike to the intersection of the KA Point trail.  We will then hike to KA point.  We will return to the University Gate on the Breckwidth trail.   There will be an alternate trail for those that do not want to go up steps.  Meet at Publix parking lot on North Market Street at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

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