Upcoming Chapter Meetings

May 22. Highland Rim

Jun 6. Columbia/Franklin

Jun 20. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


May 23. Annual Nashville Chapter Picnic, Edwin Warner Park, ..More.. Annual Nashville Chapter Picnic, Edwin Warner Park, Nashville TN.  Shelter 10, 4:00 pm CT until sunset.  Following a potluck meal at 6:00 pm, we’ll take a twilight walk on the park roads.  The chapter will provide tableware, napkins, and ice, but we encourage you to bring your own non-disposable "mess kits" as a more sustainable alternative.  If you have a camping lantern and folding chair, you may want to bring those also.  The shelters aren’t lighted.  For the walk, you will want a flashlight or headlamp.  Bring friends!  This is the only chapter meeting that also includes a hike, so bring along a friend who’s been thinking about going beyond walking in the neighborhood.  Directions from Nashville: Drive west on West End / Harding.  Turn left at the "split" in Belle Meade to go on Highway 100.  Continue on Highway 100 for 3.2 miles and turn left on Old Hickory.  Drive 0.7 miles over the ridge and turn right on Vaughn Road at the traffic light.  In about 0.3 miles, turn right into the Edwin Warner Park Picnic Area.  We will be at Shelter #10, almost at the end.  When you see a permanent rest room building, turn left and then left again at the fork immediately following.   (Nashville)

May 23. Boathouse to Collidge Park/Renaissance Park and back ..More.. Boathouse to Collidge Park/Renaissance Park and back on the Riverwalk.  Approximately 5 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Boathouse parking lot off Amnicola Hwy at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

May 24. Richland Creek Greenway, Nashville. 3 miles. Easy. ..More.. Richland Creek Greenway, Nashville. 3 miles. Easy. This is a paved greenway connecting McCabe Park and the Sylvan Park neighborhood with White Bridge Pike, Harding Road, and Nashville State Community College.  We will meet at 6 PM at McCabe Community Center, 101 46th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209.   (Nashville)

May 24. Mountain Laurel hike at the Rugby State Natural Area, ..More.. Mountain Laurel hike at the Rugby State Natural Area, Rugby, TN.  Hope you join us for this 5-mile moderate hike. We will venture to the Massengale home place, around the Kellogg’s Crack Loop, back along the White Oak trail (where we expect to see the Mountain Laurel in bloom), up to the village, then Laurel Branch trail to Laurel Dale Cemetery and return along the quiet village lane. This hike is held in conjunction with the Morgan County Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival. Don’t feel like hiking the entire 5-miles? Not a problem, as there are multiple opportunities to peel off and head back to the village. Plateau Chapter will depart at 8 am CT from Cracker Barrell, 23 Executive Dr, Crossville.  We will meet Nancy at the Rugby Visitor’s Center at 9 am CT (10 am ET).  Plan to eat lunch afterwards at either the R.M. Brooks General Store or Harrow Cafe in Rugby.   (Plateau)

May 27. No hike because of Memorial Day.   (Clarksville)

May 27. Schoolhouse Gap/Turkeypen Ridge/Finley Cane/Bote Mountain ..More.. Schoolhouse Gap/Turkeypen Ridge/Finley Cane/Bote Mountain Trails.  The hike will start at the Schoolhouse Gap trailhead on Laurel Creek Road and hike to Turkeypen Ridge trail, gaining about 200 feet in 1.1 miles.  We will then hike Turkeypen Ridge trail back to Laurel Creek Road, gaining about 300 feet then losing about 400 feet in 3.4 miles.  From Laurel Creek Road we will hike Finley Cane trail to Bote Mountain trail, gaining about 200 feet in 2.8 miles.  The Bote Moutain trail will take us back to Laurel Creek Road, losing about 300 feet in 1.3 miles.  This is an moderate 8.6 mile hike. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, a lunch, something to drink, a camera and a windbreaker in case it rains.  We will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am, stopping at the Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, across the street from the Hardee’s, near the hospital in Maryville.  We will leave there at 9:00 am. We recommend that riders in a carpool pay the driver 5 cents for each mile. Round trip distance from Knoxville is 88 miles ($.05 x 88 = $4.40) and from Browns Creek Shopping  Center, 48 miles ($.05 x 48=$2.40).  After the hike plan on stopping Applebee’s in Alcoa on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  For more information, please contact Tom Cressler. (East Tennessee)

May 27. Taylor Hollow SNA. Sumner County near Westmoreland ..More.. Taylor Hollow SNA. Sumner County near Westmoreland TN. 4 to 6 easy miles. Easy.   Great flowers (I hope) and beautiful woods.    (Nashville)

May 27. North Chick to Boston Overlook.  Approximately ..More.. North Chick to Boston Overlook.  Approximately 5 miles.  Slightly strenuous.  Meet at Walmart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

May 27. Ross Gap, Frozen Head. Ross Gap to the Cumberland ..More.. Ross Gap, Frozen Head. Ross Gap to the Cumberland Trail Junction, Bird Mountain Junction, Lookout Tower Trail, Big Cover campground 13.4 miles. A shorter hike is an option for a total of 6.3 miles. Hike is rated strenuous. For information and to register, contact Jeff Graves.  (Upper Cumberland)

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