Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Oct 24. All

Nov 7.

Glen Falls.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

. Soddy Daisy

7-day Hike Schedule


Oct 21. Overnight LBL, Fort Henry Trail System; Two groups ..More.. Overnight LBL, Fort Henry Trail System; Two groups 1) 9.5 miles to campsite, moderate; 5.5 miles back to cars, moderate; or 2) 2 miles out and back; meet 8:00 AM CT, Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville ∼35 miles to trail head.    (Clarksville)

Oct 21. Lost Creek Trail and a segment of the Ray Branch Shoreline ..More.. Lost Creek Trail and a segment of the Ray Branch Shoreline Trail.  Tims Ford State Park, Winchester TN.  Total Mileage 5 miles.  Easy.   We will enjoy great views of Tims Ford Lake while hiking over rolling hills of hardwood forests.  Bring water and lunch and hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net, 931-962-0811. (Highland Rim)

Oct 21. International Harvester Managerial Park - Lakeland  ..More.. International Harvester Managerial Park - Lakeland  3 ½ mile hikeWe will hike through Lakeland’s International Harvester (“IH”) Managerial Park. The park is located adjacent to the Lakeland Senior Center on the west side of Canada Road, between Interstate 40 and Highway 70. We will meet in the parking lot and get underway at 9:00 a.m. Allow two hours for the hike.   IH Park contains three trails that together make up about 2.5 miles in distance and weave through mostly bottomland forest. The trail system travels through a nice meadow and along a small lake near the end. There are decent picnic facilities at the edge of the lake which make this park a nice place to enjoy lunch.  For those who want more hiking we can hike the more moderately strenuous portion "backward" and add a mile or so to the hike.  The park’s trails could be considered moderately strenuous in places with elevation changes in the first mile. There is one water crossing that we may take provided the water level is no more than an inch or so.  Be prepared for the mud if we have had recent rain. I recommend terrain-appropriate waterproof footwear and hiking poles.   Remember the usual stuff: water and snacks. Bring a lunch if you would like to stick around .  Heavy rain or the threat of severe weather will cancel.  (Memphis)

Oct 21. TBD (Memphis)

Oct 21. Short Springs State Natural Area near Tullahoma. 4.5 ..More.. Short Springs State Natural Area near Tullahoma. 4.5 miles rated moderate due to some rough terrain and elevation changes. This is a beautiful hike for waterfall lovers. The first trail will be to Busby Falls, which is actually more of a cascade. Then we will head over to Machine Falls (one of my personal favorites) we will spend a good deal of time here. Then we will return via the Machine Falls trail. Bring water and your camera and prepare for some wonderful photo opportunities. (Murfreesboro)

Oct 21. Saturday, October 21 - Montgomery Bell State Park ..More.. Saturday, October 21 - Montgomery Bell State Park Overnight Trail.  This is a strenuous hike due to the trail length of 10.5 miles.  Wooded terrain with some hills.  The trail passes by several lakes, a historic cabin and church, and historic iron ore pits.  Bring water, snacks/lunch, boots, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.  There is an option after the hike to stop for food at the State Park Inn dining room or somewhere on the way back to town.   Meeting Place: WalMart near 7044 Charlotte Pike parking lot just north of I-40.  Meeting Time: 7:30 AM (Nashville)

Oct 21. Cumberland Trail Norma Road to Cove Lake Backpacking ..More.. Cumberland Trail Norma Road to Cove Lake Backpacking trip.  Norma Road to Bruce Gap Overnight, Caryville, TN. This 17 mile hike is strenuous for distance and ascent/descent rates with an elevation change of 2020’. Hike will require a car shuttle from Norma Road to Bruce Gap trailheads. We will hike 7.5 miles before camping at Montgomery Fork Campground, then out 9.5 miles the next day. Features are a beautiful forest with large hardwoods, Anderson Mountain, Cross Mountain, Royal Blue Unit of the North Cumberland Wildlife Management, seasonal views of the valleys and more distant mountaintops, and possibly see elk and other wildlife. Despite the difficulty, it is a very beautiful and interesting trail. Bring backpacking gear, water, and food for a 2-day, 1-night trip. Depart at 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel, Highway 127, just south of I-40 exit 317. Carpool cost $9.  (Plateau)

Oct 21. Cravens House.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Cravens House.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Oct 21. October 21 - Volunteer Trail, Long Hunter State Park ..More.. October 21 - Volunteer Trail, Long Hunter State Park - 11 Miles The Volunteer Trail follows the shore of Percy Priest Lake for most of its length ending at a primitive backcountry campsite at 5.5 miles. We will be returning via the same trail for a total of 11 miles.  This hike is relatively flat, but it is rated moderate due to total distance. Bring hiking boots, snacks, water, and lunch. You can meet us in the JCPenney’s parking lot in Cookeville at 8:00 am CT, or at the trailhead at approximately 9:15 am CT. For information and to register contact Jeff Graves at jagraves21@students.tntech.edu (Upper Cumberland)

Oct 23. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 pm, One22West ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 pm, One22West Restaurant, 122 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7:00 pm. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Program to be announced. (Highland Rim)

Oct 24. Fiery Gizzard.  Approximately 4 miles.  ..More.. Fiery Gizzard.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.  (Soddy Daisy)

Oct 25. CT Snow Falls/Buzzard Point.  From the Laurel/Snow ..More.. CT Snow Falls/Buzzard Point.  From the Laurel/Snow Falls parking lot, we will hike up the creek and then off the mountain to Snow Falls. Bring water shoes to cross a creek. The hike is about 8 moderate miles.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  We depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church at 8am CT.    Carpool cost is $7.   (Plateau)

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