Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Aug 19. Clarksville

Sep 5. Columbia/Franklin

Sep 14. Plateau

7-day Hike Schedule

Aug 19. Elk River Float, Shiloh Bridge to Dickey Bridge, 7.4 ..More.. Elk River Float, Shiloh Bridge to Dickey Bridge, 7.4 miles, Kelso, TN.  Meet at Shiloh Bridge at 9:00 a.m. CT.  Bring water, lunch and snacks.  Contact Naullain Kendrick, naullain@hotmail.com, 931-224-6225. (Highland Rim)

Aug 21. Solar Eclipse Watch – Highland Rim Chapter Event ..More.. Solar Eclipse Watch – Highland Rim Chapter Event – Welch Point overlooking Big Laurel Creek and the Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  Partial phase start:  12:01:32PM (CDT) Totality Start: 1:30:04PM (CDT) and lasts 2 min 40 sec.   Plan on meeting at 11:45 to setup and enjoy the event.   Bring water, snacks, lunch, lawn chairs, camera(s) and your solar viewing glasses/filters for cameras.   Recommend a solar kit such as the following links for viewing safety:  Just Glasses here or  Glasses and filter for non-optic cameras here. Links to get you smarter: Smarter Everyday 1. Smarter Everyday 2: Shadow Bands. HOW TO VIDEO THE ECLIPSE. Solar Eclipse FAQ. Eclipse path across Tennessee.  Contact:  Michael Glennon at KB4JHU@GMAIL.COM. A hike after the eclipse is to be announced.  Directions to Welch’s Point, about halfway between Sparta and Crossville.  Turn south off of US 70 onto Eastland Road.  The closest GPS address is 5747 Eastland Road, Sparta, TN 38583 (Gulf Trading Post).  From the Gulf Trading Post, turn south onto Scott’s Gulf Road.  Follow the gravel road and fork to the right immediately past the parking lot for Virgin Falls Trail.  About three miles past the fork, you will enter a large gravel parking area with the remains of an old cabin and the hint of a view into the Caney Fork River valley; then follow the foot trail (about 400 ft.) to the overlook, Welch’s Point.  Email Joan Hartvigsen for carpool information at jhartvigs@comcast.net or call at 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Aug 22. Chapter meeting. REI. Brentwood TN. 7:00 pm.  Tonight ..More.. Chapter meeting. REI. Brentwood TN. 7:00 pm.  Tonight is our ninth annual "Show and Tell" meeting. Join us for a fun evening of personal accounts of hiking adventures in Tennessee and beyond. You’re invited to bring photos on a thumb drive (preferred, using the chapter’s laptop and projector) or CD, Show us where you’ve been and what you saw! Remember, some of the very best adventures are close to home. Please let Nora Beck know in advance that you’re planning to be a show-er and teller so that time can be allotted fairly to all presenters - we’ll have approximately 1 1/2 hours total time. Come and pique our interest as cooler weather  approaches - inspiration is always welcome!  (Nashville)

Aug 23. Cumberland Trail Catoosa Section Hike from the bridge ..More.. Cumberland Trail Catoosa Section Hike from the bridge at Devils Breakfast Table going South to waterfall, overlook, to the end of the trail, and back for 5-6 moderate miles. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Carpool cost is $2. Non-Fairfield Glade hikers will depart and carpool from the Crossville Outlet Mall west parking lot at 7:30am CT to the Peavine/Stonehenge Roads 4-way stop to meet up with the Fairfield resident hikers. We will depart the 4-way stop for the hike at 7:45am CT.  (Plateau)

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The Tennessee Trails Association is a non-profit (501c3) organization, founded in 1968, whose mission is to promote the development of a state wide system of hiking trails.

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