Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Apr 25. Nashville

May 2. Columbia/Franklin

May 11. Plateau

May 16. Clarksville

May 22. Highland Rim

7-day Hike Schedule


Apr 25. White Oak Mountain.  Approximately 4-1/2 miles.  ..More.. White Oak Mountain.  Approximately 4-1/2 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 27. Trail of Tears National Historical sites, Pulaski ..More.. Trail of Tears National Historical sites, Pulaski and David Crockett State Park This will be a special mid-week TTA hike to become more familiar with the history of the Native Americans, forced off of their lands, and "relocated" to Oklahoma.  On Thursday, April 27, we will visit the Pulaski Interpretive Center. The two land routes, led by Bell and Benge, crossed in Pulaski. The museum documents local Native American History, including a bronze statue of a Cherokee family. Our guide will take us to the overlook where the two routes intersected in 1838. We will then drive to David Crockett State Park (about 30 minutes) in Lawrenceburg. We will be joined there by a Park Ranger who will be our guide for a 2.5 mile hike (five miles out and back) on a portion of the original Bell route. The trail travels along a ridge line and on an entrenched road bed.  We plan to have a picnic lunch at one of the many shelters in the Park. There are optional trails after lunch.  We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at Tollgate Medical Plaza on Tollgate Blvd. in Thompson Station.  From there, we will drive to Pulaski (about one hour) and then David Crockett Park, or you may also choose to meet us at the Interpretive Center in Pulaski located at 220 Stadium Street, Pulaski, at 9:00 am.  Bring picnic lunch, water, etc. Trails are easy to moderate. Please call or email Janeth McKendrick if you plan to join us. Phone 615.591.9352, email: Janethmck@aol.com.  It is important to know at which location you plan to meet us. Please include a contact telephone number. (Columbia/Franklin)

Apr 29. Standing Stone State Park, Lake Trail 4.7 miles, moderate; ..More.. Standing Stone State Park, Lake Trail 4.7 miles, moderate; meet 7:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼150 miles to trail head.  (Clarksville)

Apr 29. Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Tullahoma, ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Tullahoma, TN.  One of our tasks is refreshing the paint blazes on the Laurel Bluff Trail.  We will also clear the trails of any trees which have blown down.  If we have enough workers, we will work to improve eroded trails.   Please let Joan Hartvigsen know if you can help.  jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT in the Short Springs parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Bring work gloves, snacks and water. (Highland Rim)

Apr 29. April 29-30 - Walls of Jericho NA We have been ..More.. April 29-30 - Walls of Jericho NA We have been to Walls of Jericho a few times, and it always is a worthwhile trip.This year, most of us will be leaving Friday evening, April 28 and staying the night in Monteagle.  Alternatively, you can meet us at the Super 8 Motel in Monteagle Saturday morning at 8:00 am.  The hike will be about 7 to 8 miles long and is rated moderate.   For those who spend a second night, we will walk to and explore Stephens Gap Cave, Alabama on Sunday.  See some great pictures of the walk at http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alabama/stephens-gap-al/   (Jackson)

Apr 29. V&E Greenline & Old Growth Forest - Hike ..More.. V&E Greenline & Old Growth Forest - Hike & Eat We will meet in Overton Park at 9:00 a.m. for a short hike in the Old Growth Forest. Hike will begin at the entrance to the forest near the pavilion by the lake. There is a parking lot by the pavilion. From forest we will transition to the Vollentine and Evergreen Greenline for a 3-mile easy walk. Following the hike all are invited to Dino’s for brunch or lunch. Please come join us for this easy, very social and scenic hike in the mid town area of Memphis.   (Memphis)

Apr 29. V&E Greenline & Old Growth Forest ..More.. V&E Greenline & Old Growth Forest - Hike & EatWe will meet in Overton Park at 9:00 a.m. for a short hike in the Old Growth Forest. Hike will begin at the entrance to the forest near the pavilion by the lake. There is a parking lot by the pavilion. From forest we will transition to the Vollentine and Evergreen Greenline for a 3-mile easy walk. Following the hike all are invited to Dino’s for brunch or lunch. Please come join us for this easy, very social and scenic hike in the mid town area of Memphis.         (Memphis)

Apr 29. Stones River Greenway. 6 miles out and back, paved. ..More.. Stones River Greenway. 6 miles out and back, paved. Moderate. Meet at 8:00 am CDT at the Bell Road trailhead near Percy Priest Dam. Directions: from downtown Nashville, follow I-40 East to Exit 219, Stewart’s Ferry Pike. Turn right off the exit ramp, follow Stewart’s Ferry Pike past Thornton’s gas station and turn left onto Bell Road going toward the dam. Take the first left off Bell Road and follow the road downhill to reach the trailhead. The trail follows the Stones River and forks to the right where there is a long foot bridge about halfway in, with possible views of fish, turtles and birds. We will follow the trail past the Kohl’s parking area on Lebanon Road and then hike back to the dam.   (Nashville)

Apr 29. No hike scheduled (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 29. Black Mountain Segment of the Cumbeland Trail, Crab ..More.. Black Mountain Segment of the Cumbeland Trail, Crab Orchard, TN. We hope to see a spectacular display of wild flowers on this hike. The hike is 7 miles and rated moderate. For more information and to register contact Cathy Moran. (Upper Cumberland)

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