Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Apr 4. Columbia/Franklin

Apr 13. Plateau

Apr 18. Clarksville

Apr 25. Nashville

7-day Hike Schedule


Mar 31. Mar 31 - Bells Bend, Nashville.  Hike has been ..More.. Mar 31 - Bells Bend, Nashville.  Hike has been changed to Bells Bend because of construction at Trails of Fontanel.  For carpool please meet at Kroger Glenbrook parking lot at 9:15 AM.  For more info please contact hike leader, Sally Ticaric. (Sumner Trails)

Apr 1. Ashland City Rails to Trails, paved section; 3.7 mikes ..More.. Ashland City Rails to Trails, paved section; 3.7 mikes one way; easy; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; ∼23 miles to trail head. (Clarksville)

Apr 1. Honey Creek Loop.  Big South Fork National River ..More.. Honey Creek Loop.  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  Near Rugby, TN.  5.6 miles total.  Difficult.  Joint hike with Nashville Chapter.  This is a strenuous hike through creeks, over boulders, and up steep and rugged terrain.  There will also be great overlooks, waterfalls and interesting geological features.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, waterproof boots with ankle support and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.  There is an option after the hike to stop for food in Rugby or somewhere along the road back to Nashville.  The total time commitment could be up to 12 hours:  driving up, hiking 5.6 difficult miles, dinner and then driving back. Contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net or leave a message at 931-924-7666 for more information and to register.  There is a separate option of camping or staying in Rugby Saturday night after the hike.  Contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net if you are interested in the overnight option. (Highland Rim)

Apr 1. April 1 - Bite-size walk This will be a short 3 mile ..More.. April 1 - Bite-size walk This will be a short 3 mile walk around Pinson Mounds, specially created for newcomers to our group.  Please let your friends know about the outing.  If you are going, please meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 10 am, so that we can carpool together, or arrange to meet us at the Pinson Mounds visitor center at 10:30 am.  For additional information, please call or write either Don Dresser, or Melinda Pearson, who can be reached at hurstme@bellsouth.netor 731 225 4293. (Jackson)

Apr 1. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for sign-in and ..More.. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for sign-in and announcements in the unpaved parking area on the south side of Walnut Grove immediately east of the Wolf River.  Please note that it is very difficult to reach the parking lot if you are traveling west on Walnut Grove. The hike will depart promptly at 9:15, so don’t be late.  The hike will be approximately 5.75 miles and take between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.  The terrain is relatively flat with a few steep ravine crossings.  Bring water and a snack if desired. Hiking boots are recommended especially if we have had recent rain.  Rain cancels hike.   (Memphis)

Apr 1. Lulu Lake Land Trust, Lookout Mt, GA. This is a joint ..More.. Lulu Lake Land Trust, Lookout Mt, GA. This is a joint hike between the Soddy Daisy and Plateau Chapters.  This 5 mile moderate hike includes the upper falls, Lula Lake, lower falls, and the panoramic vista. Plateau Chapter will depart at 7:30 am CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church, Hwy 127S to meet Soddy Daisy Chapter at Food City Parking lot in Red Bank (Plateau)

Apr 1. Lula Lake Land Trust.  Approximately 5 miles.  ..More.. Lula Lake Land Trust.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Plateau Chapter is going to hike with us.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 1. Groundhog Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National ..More.. Groundhog Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Part of the trail is not maintained.  The trail is steep, there is rock scrambling, and rated strenuous for distance and difficulty.  The hike is approximately 8-9 miles. For more information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell.  (Upper Cumberland)

Apr 2. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN.  ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN.  Celebration of Natural Areas Week.  Two wildflower hikes. 10:00 a.m., led by Brian Bowen, Tennessee State Natural Area Administrator.  Don Davidson will assist Brian.  The 2:00 p.m. hike will be led by Dennis Horn, author of several wildflower books, assisted by Ann Cline.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen for more information.  jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.   (Highland Rim)

Apr 4. Shakerag Hollow.  This is a four mile moderate hike ..More.. Shakerag Hollow.  This is a four mile moderate hike starting at the University Gates trail head located on highway 41 between Monteagle and Sewanee.  We will hike the Shakerag Hollow section of the Sewanee Perimeter trail.  This trail is known for its wild flowers including trillions.  The trail will descent 450 feet with portions of it being rocky.  Poles will be helpful.  At the trail end it will be necessary to scramble up the rock face of an overhang.  This section is rated strenuous or difficult but it is very short.  The section is approximately10 to 15 feet high.  At the top we will take the Breckwidth Point trail.  First we will head the half mile to Green’s Point for the view.  We will then turn around and take the Breckwidth Point trail, which is relatively level back to the parking lot.  (Soddy Daisy)

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