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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated May 24, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2016 **  

4/22-
5/20

Big South Fork

The Mountain Laurel Hiking Marathon is a hiking endurance event that is open to everyone of all ages. Hikers will be placed on designated trails where the Laurel blooms and journey through two national p[arks, several State Parks and State Natural Areas, along with a few hidden gems. The Marathon begins April 22nd and runs through May 20th with awards of completion presented and celebrated at the Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival, Saturday May 21st, 2016. Registration is free.

Morgan County Tourism Alliance
More information available after 4/1/2016:
www.tnmlf.com

5/23
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. Applebee’s Bar & Grill, 1957 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN.  Program to be announced.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

5/24
Tue

Nashville

Annual Chapter Picnic. Shelter 10 at Edwin Warner Park, Nashville, TN. 4:00 pm CT until sunset. Following a pot luck meal at 6:00 pm, we’ll take a twilight hike. 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. Your camping lanterns  will be welcome since the shelters aren’t lighted. For the twilight hike, you will want a flashlight or headlamp. Bring friends! This is the only chapter meeting that also includes a hike, so encourage your friends who’ve been thinking about hiking. Directions from Nashville: Drive west on West End/Harding Rd. Turn left at the 100/US 70S "split" in Belle Meade. You will be on Highway 100. Continue on Highway 100 for 3.2 miles and turn left on Old Hickory Blvd. 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. Shelter #10 is almost at the end. When you see a permanent rest room building, turn left and then left again at the fork immediately following. 

 Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or 615-587-0085.

 

5/24
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Mowbray Pike to Sluder Lane.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

Bob McGavock - 423-667-2960

5/27-
5/28

Nashville

Cumberland Mountain State Park  car camp and 3 waterfalls outing. Crossville, Rockwood, Spring City. Friday: up to 8 miles, moderate. Saturday: total of 5.5 miles moderate, with some difficult footing, descents and ascents.

A campsite reservation has been made at Cumberland Mountain State Park for the night of the 27th (Friday). The campsite can accommodate 7 people but only two tents.  (Although we might be able to get away with 3 if the tents are small.) Friday afternoon, we will hike the trails at the park.  Saturday  morning we will depart from the park and begin our waterfall excursion. The first stop will be the 110 foot Ozone Falls, it is a 1 mile total descent and ascent down to the waterfall and back to parking area. (www.tn.gov/environment/article/na-na-ozone-falls).  Next, we’ll continue driving east on Hwy #70 to The Mt. Roosevelt Overlook with views of Watts Barr Lake and the Smokies.  Continuing on our jaunt we will intercept Hwy. #27 and drive south towards Spring City, turning onto Shut-in-Gap Rd. for 5 miles to Stinging Fork State Natural Area.  We will hike the 2 mile round trip to the bottom of Stinging Fork Falls ( 30 ft.) and back. (www.tn.gov/environment/article/na-na-stinging-fork-falls).  Last but not least, on our list is Piney Falls State Natural Area. These falls consist of an upper fall for 80 ft. and a lower fall for 40 ft. (www.tn.gov/environment/article/na-na-piney-falls) This round trip hike is 2.5 miles. Finally, we will head back to the state park to pick up any cars left there, and head back to Nashville. If you don’t want to camp, you are still welcome to meet at the park for Saturday’s excursion.  

 Nancy Juodenas, 615-319-8811, njlj1011@gmail.com. 

 

5/28
Sat

Clarksville

Red River Canoe Trip; We will float from Adams to Port Royal 6.72 miles; It should take from 3 to 5 hours; $45 per canoe for the first two people, third and fourth in that canoe $10 each additional; meet 8:00 A.M., Port Royal Stat Park parking area, Adams, TN. 

 

Bob Lyon 931-648-2354

5/28
Sat

Highland Rim

Big Creek Gulf  Hike.  South Cumberland State Park.  Beersheba Springs, TN.  Ten miles.  Moderate to difficult because of the ten mile distance and the steep, rocky descents/ascents.     Marietta Poteet will lead a hike on the Big Creek Gulf Trail.  We will begin at Stone Door and descend down into the gorge.  While on the trail we will take a side trip to Ranger Falls.  Then we will ascend Big Creek Trail to Alum Gap and follow Big Creek Rim Trail back to Stone Door.  This hike is a great hike down into the gorge, along the Big Creek, by a beautiful waterfall and up out of the gorge beside a beautiful stream.  During this hike we should be able to see terrific wildflowers, rhododendrons and ferns.  This is a great interesting one day hike.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Please call Marietta at 931-924-7666 or email at nannietta@blomand.net.

Marietta Poteet
931-924-7666
nannietta@blomand.net

5/28
Sat

Murfreesboro

Short Springs State Natural Area - Tullahoma. Approximately 5 miles rated moderate. Hike will include beautiful views of Machine Falls. After the hike, we will go to a local restaurant for lunch.

Jennifer Zahn
jenzahn@gmail.com
615-943-8853

5/28
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek and back.  Approximately 7 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

Gregg Phillips - 423-838-1069

5/31
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Heiss Mountain to Possum Creek and back.  Approximately 3 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

Bob McGavock - 423-667-2960

    ** June 2016 **  

6/1
Wed

Sumner Trails

June 6 - Social at Moby Dickies 155 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville.  We will gather at 6:30 PM for drinks, dinner and conversation.  For more info contact Sally or Barbara

Sally at daytrippersal@gmail.com or Barbara at tnbeachbumr@aol.com  

6/4
Sat

Clarksville

National Trails Day; A project will be announced; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville.

John Harris 270.227.9871

6/4
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

June 4, 2016 is National Trails Day. 

National Park Service and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association are sponsoring a work and information day on Saturday, June 4, at Garrison Creek Historical site on The Natchez Trace at Mile Marker 427.6.  Garrison Creek Site is located about 12 miles south of the intersection of the Trace and Highway 96.  Trail maintenance goes from 8 a.m. until lunch. Then there are seminars and hiking.  Tommy Haskins plans to work on the overgrown entrance which will involve taking down a split rail fence and sling blading, and he would appreciate help with this.   He recommends bringing your boots, gloves, insect spray, hand tools, and drink /snacks/ lunch.  Contact Tommy Haskins at swissman10@hotmail.com.

Tommy Haskins - swissman10@hotmail.com

6/4
Sat

Highland Rim

National Trails Day.  Our Chapter will celebrate National Trails Day 2016 with a Work Day on the Fiery Gizzard Trail in South Cumberland State Park, Tracy City.  For more information contact Naullain Kendrick naullain@hotmail.com or 931-224-6225.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com
931-224-6225

6/4
Sat

Jackson

June 4   We will make an overnight outing to Savage Gulf State Natural Area, taking in Greeter Falls and Stone Door. (This hike originally was scheduled for April 30, but was rained out.)  There will be at least two choices of routes that you can take, around 8 or 10 miles in length.  For those who stay over a second night, we also will arrange a short hike on Sunday.

 
A number of our group will be staying Friday evening at the Super 8 Motel in Monteagle.  Camping is also an option.  Whichever you choose, we will meet at 9 am Saturday at the Stone Door Ranger Station.  Please give Melinda as much advance notice as you can if you would like to join us.  Also, please make arrangements through Melinda if you wish to carpool from Jackson.

Melinda Pearson
hurstme@bellsouth.net  or
731 225 4293.

6/4
Sat

Murfreesboro

National Trails Day. Barfield Crescent Park. 5.5 miles rated moderate. We’ll start out on the Marshall Knob trail behind the Wilderness Station and take the short Rocky Path and Valley View loops. Then we’ll continue on the Marshall Knob trail that goes along the West Fork Stones River. Meet in the Wilderness Station parking lot at 9:00 am to begin our hike.

 

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

6/4
Sat

Nashville


Honey Creek / Big South Fork National Recreation Area, near Rugby TN. 5 miles. This is a strenuous hike through creeks, over boulders, and up steep and rugged terrain.  But, there will also be great overviews, 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 difficult miles, dinner, and then driving back.  

 

Doug Burroughs:dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or 615-587-0085 (to leave a message) 

6/4
Sat

Plateau

National Trails Day Hike:  Daddy’s Creek section of the Cumberland Trail, Hebbertsburg.  This is an in and out hike of approximately 6 miles on a newly constructed section of the Cumberland Trail.  The hike is rated moderate due to the length, but is fairly flat, except for the gentle descent into the Daddy’s Creek Gorge.   At about 1 ½ miles, we come to an overlook of the gorge, and then at about 2 miles, we reach Daddy’s Creek.  The trail follows Daddy’s Creek for about another 1 ½ miles to the site of a fire ring.    Along this section, the creek is to one side and there are several rock ledges along the other side.   Come celebrate National Trails Day and hike the trail that was built with a combination of a mechanized Ditch Witch, paid trail crew and volunteer labor.   If there is sufficient interest, a shortened version of this hike may be offered.  However, to reach the creek would be about 4 miles in and out.  To carpool, depart from Cracker Barrel in Crossville at 8 AM.    Bring water, wear appropriate shoes/boots, and bring snacks.   

Carolyn Miller
cardan@frontiernet.net
931-260-6674

6/4
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Flipper Bend  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at WalMart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. 

John Politte - johnpolitte@gmailcom - 423-304-8327

6/4
Sat

Sumner Trails

June 4 National Trails Day White House Greenway "Hike With The Mayors"- 4 Miles Easy.  County Executive Anthony Holt and White House Mayor Mike Arnold will lead a 4 mile walk on the White House greenway.  This hike is sponsored by Sumner Trails Chapter and the Hendersonville Rotary Club to commemorate Nation Trails day.  Since 1993 the first Saturday of June has been known as National Trails Day, encouraging the public nationwide to seek out, discover, learn about, and celebrate America’s Trail system.  National trails Day was begun by the American Hiking Society.  Sumner County continues with the development and construction of trails that will ultimately connect parts of the county, providing safe and healthy opportunities for residents and guests. The White House greenway is paved so you won’t need your boots for this one.  Meet in the parking lot of White House High School at 10 AM CDT.  For carpooling from Hendersonville meet at First Presbyterian Chuirch at 9:15 AM CDT.  For further info contact the hike leaders. 

Al Ballenger at ballallenger@aol.com   or Millie East at mil412@att.net

6/5
Sun

Highland Rim

Tennessee River Gorge Paddle, Nickajack Lake, near Chattanooga.  Sunday morning we will paddle through the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge from Suck Creek to Raccoon Mountain, 9 miles.  Bring a lot of water, snacks, lunch, hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, binoculars and camera.  Plan to wear your PFD.  We will meet at the Such Creek Boat Ramp at 8:00 a.m. CT (9:00 a.m. ET) to arrange a shuttle.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

6/5
Sun

Nashville

Beaman Park, Joelton TN. 6 miles. Moderate. Get outside  and come hike the lovely hills and dales of Beaman Park. Nestled in the northwest corner of Davidson County, the area was once known as Paradise Ridge, named for the Paradise brothers. It has morphed from a homesteading and moonshining area, to a hunting preserve to what it is today; a wild and rugged Metro Park, where opportunities to enjoy nature abound. Come experience the solitude and serenity while hiking the forested slopes of Beaman Park. Bring water, snacks and wear hiking boots. 

Linda Latter at 615-419- 4845, lindaalatter@yahoo.com

6/6
Mon

Sumner Trails

June 6 - Social at Moby Dickies 155 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville.  We will gather at 6:30 PM for drinking, dinner and conversation.  For more info contact Sally or Barbara.

Sally at daytrippersal@gmail.com or Barbara at tnbeachbumr@aol.com

6/7
Tue

Columbia/ Franklin

The June meeting will be held on June 7, 2016 at the Super Chinese Buffet Restaurant at 5228 Main Street, #B1, in Spring Hill.  Please join us for dinner at 6:00 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m.  We have a great treat in that Jerry Link will be providing us with information concerning some Native American people.

June 7 - Monthly Meeting

The Anasazi people thrived in the Four Corners area from about 200-1300 AD. For reasons unknown, they chose to live in this starkly beautiful but harsh desert canyon country. Cedar Mesa has the densest concentration of pre-Columbian ruins in all of the United States. The canyons that crisscross this rugged and beautiful high-desert mesa are lined with ancient Ancestral Pueblo cliff ruins. Many of these ruins are set in alcoves in the sheer cliff walls and along the canyon rims. This presentation will present a few of these ruins abandoned more than 800 years ago when the Anasazi left this area.  Hope to see you there.

 

Carolyn Watson - President

6/7
Tue

Soddy Daisy

River walk.  Approximately 5 miles.  Easy.  Meet at parking lot by the Boathouse restaurant at 8 a.m.

Donna Pyers - pyersd@yahoo.com - 423-344-9271

6/10-
6/12

Highland Rim

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Camping and Hiking Weekend.  Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Camping in Cosby Campground June 10 and 11, Group Campsite G003.  Friday:  Sutton Ridge Overlook by way of the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail.  3.6 miles out and back.  400 ft. elevation change.  Easy.  Views of Gabes Mountain, Cosby Valley and Gilliland Ridge.  Saturday:  Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower via Low Gap, Appalachian and Mount Cammerer Trails.  11.2 miles round trip.  2,780 ft. elevation change.  Strenuous.  Features streams, ridgeline, geologic interests, summit, spectacular views of Mount Sterling and its firetower, the Pigeon River and Stone Mountain.  Sunday:  Hike to Hen Wallow Falls via Gabes Mountain Trail.  4.4 miles round trip, moderate.  850 ft. elevation change.   Steep side trail to Hen Wallow Falls descends 700 ft.  Highlights:  Falls, creeks.   Friday evening after our hike we will share a potluck dinner at Group Campsite G003.  Saturday we will eat out at Ruby Tuesday in Newport.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

6/10-
6/12

Murfreesboro

Great Smoky Mountain National Park Camping and Hiking Weekend. Joint activity with the Highland Rim Chapter. Camping in the Cosby Campground, group campsite G003. Friday: Sutton Ridge Overlook by way of Lower Mount Cammerer Trail, 3.6 miles rated easy. Friday evening we will share a potluck dinner at the campground. Saturday: Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower via Low Gap, AT and Mount Cammerer Trails, 11.2 miles rated strenuous. After the hike, we will eat at Ruby Tuesday’s in Newport. Sunday: Hike to Hen Wallow Falls via Low Gap, Appalachian and Mount Cammerer Trails, 4.4 miles rated moderate. To reserve a campsite in the group campsite, contact Joan Hartvigsen at 931-962-0811 or jhartvigs@comcast.net. 

 

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

6/11
Sat

Clarksville

Old Stone Fork State Park (3 trails), 3.3 miles, moderate; meet 7:30 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼100 miles to trail head. 

 

Suva Bastin 931-645-2849

6/11
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

June 11.  Stillhouse Hollow Trail.  Trail and bridge work begins at 8 am. The site is located south of Summertown adjacent to Hwy 43.  There are state signs identifying the site.  Work items include repairing the trail in a few places where the logs have rotted which support the trail. We also need to spray sealant on Rick’s Bridge to slow down the weathering process.  I will survey the trail and report at the June meeting which will be held before the work day.  Bring lunch, tools, drinks, etc. Tommy Haskins has the sprayer for the sealant and materials to retain the trail. We will end work at 12 noon and then eat lunch at the falls.

Tommy Haskins - swissman10@hotmail.com

6/11
Sat

Nashville


Seek Refuge! Seek a couple of refuges, in fact. We’ll travel to Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, near Dover TN, to hike the Woodpecker Trail and take in at least one other seasonal foot trail along the Cumberland River. From there we’ll proceed to the Big Sandy Unit of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, further west, to visit their new visitor center and hike the Britton Ford Trail.  All trails are easy to moderate and we’ll get in 4 to 5 miles; more are possible with the consensus of the group. You’ll want sunscreen and plenty of water plus a lunch. On our way home we’ll plan a stop for an early evening meal for all who want to do so. 

 

Nora Beck:  - 615-517-6486norellibee@gmail.com

6/11
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Fall Creek Falls.  Approximately 12 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Sodddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

6/14
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Picnic. Pavilion #5. Barfield Crescent Park. NOTE TIME CHANGE to 6:00 pm. No business will be held and open to all TTA members, families and guests. There are picnic tables under the shelter and the chapter will provide barbecue, drinks, utensils, napkins and ice. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Picnic is rain or shine. 

 

 

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610

6/14
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Upper Leggett Road to lower Leggett Road  Approximately 3 miles.  Moderate. Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

Bob McGavock - kopperkritters@yahoo.com - 423-667-2960

6/18
Sat

Clarksville

 Overnight hike; Virgin Falls Natural Area, Virgin Falls Trail, 8 miles, difficult; meet 7:00 A,M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼148 miles to trail head.  

 

Bob Lyon 931-648-2354

6/18
Sat

Highland Rim

Eat-Float-Eat-Float-Eat, Elk River from below Tims Ford Dam on Hwy 50 to Farris Creek Bridge.  Meet us at Sample’s Family Restaurant, 204 S. Main Street (Hwy 41A), Estill Springs, TN at 8:00 a.m. CT for breakfast or 9:30 a.m. at the put in below Tims Ford Dam to organize a shuttle.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

6/18
Sat

Plateau

GSMNP Gregory Ridge Trail, Cades Cove. This is an 11 mile strenuous hike up Gregory Ridge Trail with a 3020’ elevation gain to see the flaming azaleas and panoramic views on Gregory Bald. Wear hiking boots and bring water and lunch.  Depart from Crossville Outlet Center at 8 AM CT.  

Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7430

6/18
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Roaring Creek.  Approximately 12 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

John Politte - johnpolitte@gmail.com - 423-304-8327

6/19
Sun

Nashville

 Urban Nashville hike – Father’s Day Special. 6 miles, finished by lunchtime and before the heat of the day sets in.

We start from Ft. Negley at 9 am, and will walk up to the old fort, which also offers a view of the Nashville skyline.    We’ll then take 8th Avenue towards downtown, getting a view of the Gulch and continuing to Demonbreum Street, close to the new Westin Hotel. Turning west, we walk to the roundabout leading into Music Row, and then hike 16th Avenue South, for about a mile.   Arriving at Belmont University, we walk across that magnificent campus and back, then return via Wedgewood Avenue and up across Reservoir Park.   

 

Tom Vickstrom: tomzinger55@gmail.com  615-405-6713

6/21
Tue

Clarksville

Monthly Chapter Meeting, 6:00 P.M. CT, Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd, Clarksville.

 

Ken Johnson 931-802-6343

6/21
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Little Cedar Mountain.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

6/25
Sat

Clarksville

Annual Picnic (bring a dish); Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville; 4:00 P.M. CT until dusk.

 

Suva Bastin 931.645-2849

6/25
Sat

Highland Rim

North Rim and North Plateau Trails to Hobbs Cabin.  18.2 miles, difficult. Savage Gulf.  South Cumberland State Park, Palmer TN.   Marieta Poteet will lead a hike on North Rim and North Plateau Trails to Hobbs Cabin in Savage Gulf.  There is very little elevation change but there are numerous stream crossings although they should be dry.  We will see views of the gorges and old growth forest and a nice visit to Hobbs Cabin.  Since it is summer, we will need lots of water, lunch and snacks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Please call Marietta at 931-924-7666 or email at nannietta@blomand.net.

 

Marietta Poteet
931-924-7666
nannietta@blomand.net

6/25
Sat

Jackson

June 25   Canoe the Buffalo River  This will be an easy canoe trip – no experience is necessary – down Tennessee’s Buffalo River, which crosses I-40 at MM 143.  We will leave from Panera at 8 am.  Registration is required so that we can reserve canoes in advance.

Glen Rognstad
731-217-5966 or
glenrognstad@gmail.com
.  

6/25
Sat

Nashville

 Old Stone Fort Archaeological Park, Manchester TN. 3 miles. easy.

Wall Trail, Little Duck River Trail and Forks of the River Trail.  Meet at 9 am CT at the Museum/Gift Shop at the Park. Pre-registration required. This hike has been described as one of the best in Middle Tennessee, passing over an impressive old forest along bluffs overlooking the cascading forks of the Duck River. The Wall Trail circles around a 50-acre hilltop enclosure mound site which served as a central ceremonial gathering place for some 500 years. The Forks of the River Trail and Little Duck River Trail present oak forests, confluence of the Little Duck and Duck Rivers including Big Falls, where the 90-foot-wide river drops 7 feet before plunging 30 feet over a bedrock overhang into a big deep pool. 

 

Betty Magee: monetfan455@yahoo.com or 615-319-5394.

6/25
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Cloudland Canyon west rim.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  $5 parking fee.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

6/25
Sat

Sumner Trails

June 25 - Dunbar Cave recovery Trail and Lake Trail, Clarksville, TN 2.5 moderate.  At Dunbar State Natural Area, we will hike the shaded Recovery Trail which has a small hill and will end the hike along the easy Lake Trail with a visit to the Historic Dunbar Cave entrance.  There we will see the site of the old dance floor where big bands like Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey played.  Dunbar cave is the 280th largest cave complex in the world.  You may want to bring water and hiking poles and to wear sturdy hiking shoes.  We will eat at Liberty Park Grill in Clarksville after the hike.  Meet at First presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9am CT for carpooling to dunbar Cave.  For more info contact Judy Jenkins or Lea Whitton.

Judy Jenkins at 615-403-0002 judy_jenkins@comcast.net or Lea Whitton 615-289-4842 or whittonm@realtracs.com

6/27
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting – Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Red Lobster, 1913 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Michael Glennon will present a Short Course, “Backpacking 101”.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

6/28
Tue

Nashville

Monthly Program Meeting: Martin Penny represents the Pew Charitable Trusts, and he’s hard at work in Tennessee on the  Centennial Campaign for the National Parks. He’s going to tell us about the work of the campaign and what’s planned and needed for the National Park lands in Tennessee that include some of our most iconic places to hike - Shiloh, Big South Fork, and the Smokies. Be sure to bring a friend. Our national parks are getting a lot of public attention in this centennial year; let’s get informed about what the future holds.

 

Nora Beck: 615-517-6486; norellibee@gmail.com

 

6/28
Tue

Soddy Daisy

White Oak Mountain.  Approximately 4-1/2 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

    ** July 2016 **  

7/2
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Lower Leggett Road to Rock Creek Bridge and back.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/5
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Enterprise South.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Frozen Head.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/12
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Harrison Bay State Park.  Approximately 4-1/2 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/16
Sat

Highland Rim

Duck River Float from below Normandy Dam to Dement Bridge.  5.2 miles, approximate.    Joint float with the Murfreesboro Chapter.   Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT at put-in below Normandy Dam to organize a shuttle. Portage around Cortner Mill Dam required.    We will eat our packed lunch at Cortner Mill Dam after the portage.  Contact Tom Bentley to register.  htbentley@lighttube.net  or 931-455-5849.  Normandy Kayak Rental rents canoes and kayaks.  Front Street, Normandy, TN.  615-925-9767 or email normandykayakrental@gmail.com.  Reservations required to guarantee availability.  Naullain Kendrick may be able to lend a kayak, naullain@hotmail.com.

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-455-5849

7/16
Sat

Soddy Daisy

North Chickamauga Creek to Stevens Branch and back.  Approximately 9 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at WalMart in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/19
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Big Soddy Gulf to Big Soddy bridge and back.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/23
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Heiss Mountain to Big Soddy Gulf.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate to slightly strenuous.  Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/26
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/30
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Prentice Cooper.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau - george.r.bonneau@gmail.com - 423-842-3619

7/30
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Siler’s Bald, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The hike will include a section of the AT from Clingman’s Dome parking lot to Siler’s Bald. The hike is 9 1/2 miles and is rated moderate to strenuous. For infomation and to register contact Richard Savage. 

Richard Savage
931.526.2035
savage_richard@hotmail.com 

    ** August 2016 **  

8/26-
8/28

Highland Rim

  Whitewater rafting, “flatwater” kayaking and camping weekend.   Camp at Gee Creek Campground, Campsite G6 August 26 and 27, Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park.  White water rafting on Ocoee River August 27.  Folks not planning on whitewater rafting on Saturday can hike in the Cherokee National Forest.  Potential hikes are the Oswald Dome Hike near Reliance, TN, Big Frog Wilderness Hike near Ocoee Dam #3 and the Old Copper Road Trail which begins at the Ocoee Whitewater Center.  Sunday, we will use our own kayaks to paddle the lower, “quieter” section of the Ocoee River.  Contact Naullain to borrow a kayak.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen soon to reserve space at the campsite, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Contact Naullain Kendrick soon to reserve a spot for whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River on August 27,  naullain@hotmail.com.  Friday evening we will share a potluck dinner at the campsite.  Saturday evening we will eat at a restaurant. 

Naullain Kendrick, whitewater rafting reservations, borrow a kayak
naullain@hotmail.com
931-224-6225
Joan Hartvigsen, camping reservation, hike infomation
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

    ** September 2016 **  

9/17
Sat

Jackson

Annual cookout (and hike)

    ** October 2016 **  

10/28-
10/30

TTA

2016 Annual Meeting
Pickwick Landing SP

Hosted by Memphis Chapter

    ** November 2016 **  

11/6
Sun

TTA

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