Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Sep 15. Clarksville

Sep 28. Highland Rim

7-day Hike Schedule

Sep 1. Sept 26 - Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park -   Jane ..More.. Sept 26 - Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park -   Jane Coffey will lead the 5 Mile Trail, which will actually be ~5.4 miles.  The hiking trail is a natural surface trail and is considered moderate.  We will leave from the Tollgate Medical Center (1106 Elliston Way, Thompson Station, TN) at 7:30 A.M.  The travel time to the park is approximately an hour and 20 minutes depending on traffic and construction. We will take Hwy 840 west to join I-40 so we should be able to avoid any weekend construction on I-40 around Nashville.  Please be there at 7:15 a.m. so that we can arrange any necessary carpooling.  If anyone outside of the Columbia/Franklin chapter would like to meet us there, we can meet at the Interpretive Center in the park.  Register with Jane Coffey at (615)-516-6551 or jecoffey0644@gmail.com.  Please leave some form of contact information in case of rain or other seasonal weather disruptions. New Hike Text (Columbia/Franklin)

Sep 1. Sept 12 -  Duck River -  The Wilhoite ..More.. Sept 12 -  Duck River -  The Wilhoite Mill Trail runs mostly along the banks of the Duck River.  We will park in the gravel lot at the Wilhoite Mill Trail Parking Area, which is south of Chapel Hill.  If you are driving south towards Henry Horton State Park on Highway 31A (Hwy 11), Wilhoite Mill Parking is to the east just before the bridge that spans the Duck River.  For those with GPS, the coordinates are:  N 35.593, W 86.696.  We will hike 2 miles out and 2 miles back. One highlight will be to take a short rest near the turn around at an observation tower.  Bring plenty of water and a snack. As this is a somewhat central location the leader suggests that most of us meet at the Trail Head at 8:00 AM rather than all meeting at McDonald’s in Spring Hill.  Some in Columbia and Spring Hill may desire to arrange a carpool.  Please register with Russell Smith at carving082334@aol.com or by phone at 615-790-1833.  Note:  be at the trail head at 8:00 AM. (Columbia/Franklin)

Sep 5. No Hike Labor Day   (Clarksville)

Sep 5. “Prentice Cooper Medley”.  Sections ..More.. “Prentice Cooper Medley”.  Sections of Mullens Cove Loop and Pot Point Loop, Prentice Cooper State Forest, west of Chattanooga. 6.5 miles.  Moderate.  Our hike features highlights of Mullens Cove Loop and Pot Point Loop.  We begin at Snoopers Rock, a bare promontory offering a wide view of the Tennessee River Gorge.  Next we hike to Mullens Cove Overlook, which provides a view of Mullens Cove where it joins the river gorge.  Our next stop is Ransom Hollow Overlook, one of the best views of the region and our lunch spot.  Then we visit McNabb Gulf to enjoy the cool cascading stream lined with Hemlocks.  A brief walk along Tower Drive past an experimental tree farm of Yellow Poplars takes us back to our vehicles.  Bring snacks, lunch, a lot of water, hiking boots, hiking poles and insect repellent.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for carpool information.  (Highland Rim)

Sep 5. Pigeon Mountain.  Approximately 8 miles.  ..More.. Pigeon Mountain.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Sep 8. Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. President Patrick "Pat" ..More.. Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. President Patrick "Pat" Cummins of the Native History Association is our guest speaker. This association works with federal, state, and local governments to increase visibility of Native history in public places such as parks, trails, and greenways through the use of interpretive signs and markers. (Murfreesboro)

Sep 8. Craven’s House.  Approxiately 4 miles.  ..More.. Craven’s House.  Approxiately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 8 am. (Soddy Daisy)

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