Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jul 18. Clarksville

Jul 24. Highland Rim

7-day Hike Schedule

Jun 26. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at One22West, ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at One22West, 122 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.   Meeting at 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.   Program:  Dr. Michael Bradley’s book “Death in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Most Popular Park.”   Dr. Bradley has taught United States History at Motlow College since 1970.  He has hiked and camped in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 45 years. (Highland Rim)

Jun 27. Cravens House.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Cravens House.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jun 29.  Date Changed! Now Thursday night - one day later ..More..  Date Changed! Now Thursday night - one day later than what is published in the TTA Newsletter. Vanderbilt University Campus, Nashville. An easy urban walk around the tree-shaded campus.  Route flexible  We will meet at 6 PM in the parking lot near Ted’s Montana Grill and Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream, 2817 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.   (Nashville)

Jul 1. No hike because of Independence Day.   (Clarksville)

Jul 1. North Rim, Mountain Oak and North Plateau Trails.  ..More.. North Rim, Mountain Oak and North Plateau Trails.  Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Palmer, TN.  10 miles moderate.  The North Rim Trail and the North Plateau Trail combine to provide a walk with little elevation change that loops by numerous overlooks of Savage Gulf.  The North Rim Trail has more overlooks than any other trail on the South Cumberland plateau.  From these viewpoints we will see old growth forest in the bottom of the gorge and the junction of the three gulfs that make up the State Natural Area.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register and obtain carpool information. (Highland Rim)

Jul 1. Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  DeRossett, ..More.. Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  DeRossett, TN. (11 miles east of Sparta). 8 miles. Moderate to strenuous. This is a beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Sheep Falls, ending down at 110 ft. Virgin Falls. Virgin Falls is a beautiful and interesting waterfall emerging from a cave to flow and fall 110 feet into another cave.  This hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the 8 mile total length and 800 ft. NET elevation change. Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots. Carpool will leave the FedEx Office parking lot on Donelson Rd. at 7:30 AM.  (Nashville)

Jul 1. No hike scheduled (Soddy Daisy)

News Items

Most recent archive is: 2016-03-22.

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