Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jul 24. Highland Rim

Jul 25. Nashville

Jul 29. Clarksville

Aug 10. Plateau

Aug 15. Clarksville

Aug 19. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule

Jul 23. Stones River Paddle. Murfreesboro. Walter Hill ..More.. Stones River Paddle. Murfreesboro. Walter Hill Dam to the Mona Boat Ramp. 5.5 miles. This section is free flowing before slowing down as the river widens into the backwater of Percy Priest Lake. We’ll see beautiful rock formations along the river on this easy paddle. Meet at the Walter Hill Dam area at 10:00 am and a short car shuttle will have to be set up. Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. (Murfreesboro)

Jul 25. River walk.  Approximately 6 miles.  Meet ..More.. River walk.  Approximately 6 miles.  Meet at the Wheland Foundary Trail Head located newr 3200 St Elmo Avenue and Watson Street at 8 a.m.  Parking at the St Elmo Avenue Terminus of the Riverwalk. (Soddy Daisy)

Jul 29. Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Meet ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Short Springs Natural Area parking lot.  Bring water, snacks and work gloves.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen to let her know you can help. jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931962-0811.   (Highland Rim)

Jul 29. Nashville urban hike. about 3-4 miles.  At ..More.. Nashville urban hike. about 3-4 miles.  At 8:00 am we will meet at the northern end of Bicentennial Mall, just northeast of farmer’s market. There is a circle of carillon bells at the end of the park near Jefferson Street and that is our start point.  Various free parking is nearby.  We will walk towards downtown through the park, pause at the fountains and then uphill to the state capitol while it is relatively cool.   Enjoying the sights from the beautiful capitol, we will continue over to the War Memorial Building and then east on Union Street to the Public Square of Nashville, pass through the mist of some fountains and climb the City Square Observation Deck, where a view toward the river is provided. We then will hike north to the 1st Tennessee Ballpark.  Continuing to Jefferson Street, with a view of the new Tennessee State Museum under construction, the hike will conclude with an opportunity to visit the Farmers Market for refreshments.    (Nashville)

Jul 29. Snow Falls.  Approxiately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  ..More.. Snow Falls.  Approxiately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Jul 29. - Mount Sterling, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ..More.. - Mount Sterling, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee, NC. First we will ascend 1950 feet along the Mount Sterling Trail 2.7 miles to the fire tower atop the mountain. The views are among the best in the park. On a clear day Balsam Mountain to the west, Mount Guyot, Mount Cammerer to the northwest, Max Patch to the east, and the Cataloochee Valley to the south can all be seen. We will then descend 4130 feet over the next 6.2 miles on the Baxter Creek Trail to Big Creek. The hike is rated strenuous because of the elevation changes. Bring snacks, water, and lunch. You can meet us at 7:00 am CT in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville. For information and to register contact Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com. (Upper Cumberland)

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