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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Mar 02, 2015 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2015 **  

3/1
Sun

Nashville

Wildflower Inventory & Hike. Mossy Ridge Trail, Warner Parks. West Nashville, TN. 4.5 miles. Moderate. It's not too early to think about the wildflowers which we will be seeing in the coming weeks - the early ones coming to mind and may be visible today: Harbinger of Spring, Trillium, Anemone, Blood root and Chickweed so expect slow going (to see the wildflowers).  The terrain is rated moderate for the numerous rolling hills we will ascend and descend along the way. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are recommended. The terrain is uneven with roots, rocks and ruts. Bring snacks, water and the 10 Essentials. We will meet at 1:00pm CT in the “Deep Well” area of the park. Rain will cancel this outing.  DIRECTIONS: to get to Deep Well from Nashville: head west on Hwy 70 (aka West End Ave). In Belle Meade (after you have crossed over Woodmont Blvd, passed Publix then Kroger on the right, and the Belle Meade Mansion on the left), Hwy 70 splits. Take the left side, which puts you on Hwy 100. Go approx 1.8 miles and turn left into the grey stone entrance, drive to the end/t-intersection (approx 1 mile) – you’re in Deep Well. If on Hwy 100 and you reach Old Hickory Blvd, you’ve gone too far. 

 

Diane Manas at 615-351-6431

3/2
Mon

Sumner Trails

March 2 - Chapter Meeting - Please note our chapter meeting time is the 1st Monday at 7:00 PM.  Ranger Paul Earnest from Bledsoe Creek State Park will give us an update on park activities including the new 2,000 S.F. visitor's center to be completed in May.  A recent Star News article showed an architectural rendering of the center which resembles Wynnewood, the log inn built in Castalian Springs in 1828.  Ranger Earnest will give us an overview of programming and activities at Bledsoe Creek as well as first aid and safety on the trail.  Our chapter has often enjoyed hiking this gorgeous state park since it is so nearby.  Come learn how the new center will enhance park activities and what you might encounter on the Bledsoe Creek trail. 

Jane Hamm  janetntrails@gmail.com or Gayle Livingston gayleerose@comcast.net

3/3
Tue

Columbia/Franklin

7pm CT. 1st Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (LOCATION CHANGE for March Only. Meet at Cindy Whitt's house at 6pm CT for pizza, then have our regular meeting beginning at 7pm. Cindy's address is 305 White Moss Place, Franklin. Cindy will share her pictures and experiences of her 2014 trip to Uganda and Rwanda. Cindy visited some of the most remote and fascinating National Parks in Africa. In Uganda, she went to Kibale Forest National Park known for its chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park with at least 95 species of mammals and 612 species of birds, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, known for its gorilla families. In Rwanda, she traveled to the haven of the mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park. Come join us as we journey through the beautiful tropical forests, primate habitats, and extraordinary wildlife of Africa with Cindy.

Carolyn Watson
901-652-9089
columbia@tennesseetrails.org

3/3
Tue

Jackson

6:45 pm CT. 1st Tue Program Meeting at Perkins Restaurant, Vann Drive, Jackson. Socializing & dinner starts at 6:00 pm CT; meeting starts 6:45 pm.

Vicky Moeller
731-668-9336
jackson@tennesseetrails.org

3/3
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 4 miles.  Easy to moderate.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

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

3/7
Sat

Clarksville

Stones River Greenway from Kohl’s Trailhead to Percy Priest Dam & back; 4.8 miles, easy; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼45 miles to trail head. 

 

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

3/7
Sat

Highland Rim

Wolf Cove Cave Hike, 8 to 10 miles, off trail, difficult.  Near Winchester, TN.  Meet Joette Carter at 9:30 a.m. CT on Hwy 16 (the Walls of Jericho Hwy.) between mile marker 25 and 26 (not the Checking Station) on the left heading south, marked with pink flagging.  There are numerous caves on this hike.  The Wolf Cove Cave exploration will take 1 ½ hours.  Bring two light sources, water, snacks and lunch.  Helmet and gloves are recommended.  This cave has not previously been explored.  For more information call Joette at 256-509-0918.

Joette Carter
256-509-0918

3/7-
3/8

Murfreesboro

Mullens Cove Backpack. 10.2 Miles, Moderate.  Part of the Tennessee River Gorge segment of the Cumberland Trail. Located in the Prentice Cooper State Forest outside of Chattanooga. This is a good beginner's backpack or an opportunity to test new gear.

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

3/7
Sat

Nashville

Polly Branch Falls Trail, Bridgestone/Firestone Wilderness, Sparta TN.  6-8 miles.  Strenuous.  We will hike the Polly Branch Falls Trail to the upper and lower falls, with options for hiking side trails to Bee Branch Falls and Jenny Branch Falls, as well as making a loop connection with the Chestnut Mountain Ranch Trail.  This area is near Virgin Falls but gets much less foot traffic.  Bring sturdy boots, clothing appropriate to the weather, water, and lunch. Carpool will leave the FedEx/Kinko parking lot on Donelson Road at 7:00 AM CT.  We should get to the trailhead around 9:00 AM or so

Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com 

3/7
Sat

Plateau

Graysville section of the Cumberland Trail led by Don Deakins.  9.2 mile moderate hike.

Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436

3/7
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Roaring Creek.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

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

3/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Ramsey Cascades-Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The hike is 8 miles round trip and rated strenuous. The cascades is the highest waterfall in the park and the water drops 100 ft.  For information and to register contact Pete Broehl. 

Pete Broehl
931 738-3551
pabroehl@blomand.net   

3/10
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. Angela Jackson , Assistant Director of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will share information on trails in the Murfreesboro park system, including current and future greenway projects. 

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

3/10
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Elsie Holmes.  Approximately 3 miles.  Easy to moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m.

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

3/12
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Dinner Meeting at Vegas Steakhouse, 3152 N Main Street, Crossville, TN  5 PM

Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436

3/13
Fri

Sumner Trails

March 13 - Hike Planning Party - Meet at Jane Hamm's house, 117 Cumberland Blue Trail, Hendersonville at 6:30 PM CT. BYOB and an hors d'oeuvre to share.  Bring your hiking wish list, maps and info for Spring and Sumner hikes and meetings.  We will aalso be finalizing our state of officers for our chapter to be announced at our April meeting.

Jane Hamm

3/14
Sat

Clarksville

LBL, John Harris Hike, 7.6 miles, moderate; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; ∼73 miles to trail head. 

 

 John Harris 270-227-9871

3/14
Sat

Columbia/Franklin

Big Swan Headwaters Preserve at The Farm in Summertown. Cynthia Rohrbach will be our hike leader. This hike covers the northeast corner of the Preserve established by Swan Conservation Trust in 2004. We'll start at The Farm Store and hike to Green Pond, an upland vernal pool important for amphibian breeding, which should be active in March if we receive enough rainfall. We'll continue on a loop down to Cox Branch and back to The Farm Store. It will take about 3 hours, so bring snacks, water, and a walking stick. Be prepared for a couple of creek crossings (not as many as last year's hike!). We'll leave at 12:00 noon from the north-most McDonald's in Spring Hill (4908 Main Street). RSVP to Marvin Caine. From there we'll drive to The Farm and rendezvous at The Farm Store, The Farm Community, Summertown at 1:00 pm.

Marvin Caine
mlcaine@aol.com
931-626-2754 (C)

3/14
Sat

East Tennessee

Tellico Lake - East Lakeshore Trail - Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Glendale Branch Trailhead. We will head out to connect with the Coytee Loop Trail for a total of approximately 6.0 miles.  The trail basically follows the shoreline of Tellico Lake, is relatively flat with a few small hills but nothing difficult.    Wear sturdy boots, bring water, and snacks. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush.

Garnett Rush
615-210-0660
rushga01@yahoo.com

3/14
Sat

Highland Rim

Mary Priestley’s Wildflower Hike, Downstream Gorge Trail, 1.6 mile lollipop.  Easy.  Rock Island State Park, near McMinnville, TN.  Prior to meeting up with Mary for her afternoon Wildflower Hike and book signing, we will hike the Collins River Nature Trail, a 3 mile loop along the outer edge of the Collins River peninsula and the 1.7 mile out and back Eagle Trail.  All three trails feature wildflowers and the beautiful Collins and Caney Fork Rivers.  And the Downstream Gorge Trail has the awesome Twin Falls and tall limestone bluffs.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring hiking boots.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for carpool information.

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

3/14
Sat

Jackson

Natchez Trace SP Red Leaves Trail.

3/14
Sat

Nashville

Volunteer Trail, Lone Hunter State Park, 11 miles total, 5.5 miles out and back. Meet at Volunteer Trailhead, 8:00 a.m. Directions: From I-40 East, take Exit 226, turn right onto Highway 171, then right onto Baker's Grove Road. There is a sign to indicate "Volunteer Trail,"  which is about .7 miles prior to reaching the main entrance to Lone Hunter State Park. The trail contains large oak trees, shagbark hickory and sugar maple. At the end of the trail, there is a backpacking camping area, after which we will follow the trail back to the trailhead. 

Betty Magee, e-mail: monetfan455@yahoo.com, phone (615) 319-5394.

3/14
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Rainbow Lake to Signal Mountain High School.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

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

3/14
Sat

Upper Cumberland

North Bird Mountain-Frozen Head Sate Park.  Elevation gain and loss 1730 feet with 14 or more switchbacks there are several water crossings. The hike is 12 miles and rated strenuous. For information and to register contact Louise Miniard. 

Louise Miniard
931-239-5425
lminiard@flowserve.com 

3/15
Sun

Nashville

John C. Clayborn Millennium Trail, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point TN.  8 miles.  Moderately difficult.  " This is one of Middle Tennessee's newer trails.  Laid out by TTA itself!  It offers a rugged, challenging hike on land managed by TN State parks and the Army Corps of Engineers.  Set on the peninsula of Center Hill Lake, the trail traverses formerly settled land, rocky ridges, lakeside bluffs and lush wooded hollows. The wildflowers are supposed to be spectacular!   Wear sturdy hiking boots, bring water snacks and lunch.  Trekking poles would also be helpful.  

 Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 / njlj1011@gmail.com

3/17
Tue

Clarksville

Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM at the Crow Center.

Sandy Janus, 931.551.8523

3/17
Tue

Soddy Daisy

North Chick to Boston Overlook.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Wal-Mart parking lot in Sodddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

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

3/21
Sat

Clarksville

LBL, Pickett Loop Trail, 2.2 miles, easy; 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; ∼43 miles to trail head.    

     

 

J.R.Tate 931-220-1359

3/21
Sat

Highland Rim

Eat-Hike-Eat, New Sewanee Trail, about 4 miles (2 ½ hours), easy, Sewanee, TN.  Meet John Bordley and Carolyn Fitz at the Blue Chair Restaurant at 9:00 a.m. CT for breakfast.  We will begin our hike from the Blue Chair at 9:30 a.m.  We will walk along the Mountain Goat Trail to the Sherwood Road and then along the Sewanee Utility District (SUD) Road.  We will see the three holding ponds, perhaps with water fowl flying about, and Carolyn will explain the water treatment process that SUD uses.  We will visit the original site of St. Mary’s School and its railroad stop on the railroad line used in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  We will then return to the Blue Chair by way of the Mountain Goat Trail.  Contact Carolyn at cfitz@sewanee.edu to let her know you are coming.

Carolyn Fitz
cfitz@sewanee.edu

3/21
Sat

Murfreesboro

Edgar Evins State Park. 14th Annual Waterfall Tour sponsored by the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park. Silver Point, TN. Transportation is provided from the park's Visitors Center to tour the selected Middle Tennessee waterfalls. The cost is $15 per person plus the price of your lunch in the Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn. Reservations are required. To make on-line reservations visit http://www.tnvacation.com/events/10977 and click on the "Purchase Tickets" button.

Fount and Anna Bertram
abertram@dtccom.net
615-765-5357

3/21
Sat

Nashville

Pogue Creek Canyon & Pickett State Park - total 5 miles, +/-.We'll hike the new trail at Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area that takes us to a great overlook.  Since that loop trail, there and back, is only about 1 1/2 miles, we'll finish in plenty of time to go next door, to Pickett State Park, and take the trail that will lead us to the natural bridge there.  If the group is inclined, we can add more to our hike at Pickett.  At both locales we will be able to observe some of the spectacular geology of the northern Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee before the foliage of later spring and summer obscure some of the details. 

Nora Beck, norellibee@gmail.com or 615-517-6486.

3/21
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Fall Creek Falls.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

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

3/21
Sat

Sumner Trails

March 21 - History Hike in Hendersonville - Jamie Clary, author of City By the Lake (1968-1988), will lead us on a 4.5 mile hike highlighting the role of the Cumberland River, Old Hickory Lake and Drakes Creek in the history of the area.  This hike was cancelled in November due to weather.  We will start at Hazel Path Mansion and walk parallel to the shores of Drakes Creek.  After a couple of small stops and a longer one at Rock Castle, our destination will be the slave cemetery at Windward Point and Lake Terrace Drive.  Our hike will involve a couple of slight hills and a small bit of off-road walking.  Meet at Hazel Path Mansion,  105 Hazel Path Court, Hendersonville at 9:00 am CT.  We will drop a few cars at the destination so we can ride back to Hazel Path Mansion.  After the hike we will eat lunch at the Black-eyed Pea in Hendersonville.  For more information contact Jane Hamm.

Jane Hamm janetntrails@gmail.com or 615-757-3331  

3/21
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Collins Gulf Loop, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Palmer, TN. The hike is 12 miles and is rated strenuous.  There is an option for a shorter 5 mile hike rated moderate. For information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell.

Gary Kimbrell
931-215-9520
Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.com

3/23
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Joint Meeting with the Friends of Short Springs Membership Meeting.  We will have dinner at 5:00 p.m. CT at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson St. Tullahoma, TN (near Kroger’s).  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins St. Tullahoma.  Dick McClure will present a program on his three month visit to the Big Island of Hawaii, Hilo side.  Dick will explain why this trip was so special and describe his hikes.  His photos will include Volcano National Park, beach parks, flower gardens and special events.

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

3/24
Tue

Nashville

Chapter Meeting.  In July of 2014, 4 TTA members, Nancy Juodeans, Sue Biggers , Gloria Dale Williams and Garnett  Rush went to the Canadian Rockies with Backroads Travel Company.  The main activity of the trip was cycling, but there was hiking, rafting, a glacier walk and of course gorgeous scenery!  Join us at our monthly meeting to see slides and hear about their adventure north of the border.       

Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com 

3/24
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Pots Cabin (in and out).  Approximately 3-1/2 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m

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

3/28
Sat

Clarksville

Radner Lake SNA; seven trails to pick from; 4 easy, 2.6 miles; 1 moderate, 0.9 miles; 2 difficult, 2.7 miles;meet 8:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼50 miles to trail head. 

Suva Bastin 931.645.2849

3/28
Sat

Columbia/Franklin

Blue Bell Island in Franklin County and Old Stone Fort State Park in Manchester. Combined Hikes about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Blue Bell Island is a small island located in the Elk River known for its spectacular display of wildflowers, particularly Virginia bluebells. The Island was purchased by the South Cumberland Regional Land Trust in order to preserve this botanical treasure. The land trust has a once a year hike to the Island during the spring bloom. We will join the hike led by naturalists with the Land Trust. The hike to the Island is an easy mile in and out, but to get on the Island requires traversing fallen logs over the Elk River. Ropes are put up to help with the crossing. After enjoying the beauty of Blue Bell Island we will stop at the Old Stone Fort State Park to have our lunch after which we will hike the 1.5 mile Little Duck River Trail. We will meet at 8:00 am CT in the Tollgate Village parking lot, which is on Columbia Ave just north of I-840 in front of the Tollgate medical center. We will leave promptly at 8:15 am for Blue Bell Island. We will stop along the way for a short restroom break as there are no facilities at the Island. Please bring a lunch and drinks. Hiking boots are recommended as are a change of clothes. To register contact Fred Warner.

Fred Warner
615-591-2304
fredhwarner@gmail.com

3/28
Sat

East Tennessee

Norris Lake - River Bluff Trail.  We will begin our hike at the trail head on Dabney Road and hike the lower section of the trail along Norris Lake.  The walk along the river is relatively flat and easy.  Then we will go up the bluff to make a loop.  The total distance will be approximately 4.5 miles.  For carpooling, we will meet at Ingles, 215 Cedar Lane in North Knoxville at 9am ET.  This is a short, easy hike and we may stop on the way back for lunch or beverages.  Be sure to bring $$$$ for carpooling.  Pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-951-9317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

3/28
Sat

Highland Rim

Horsepound Falls Hike, Collins West, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Gruetli-Laager, TN.  5 miles out and back.  Difficult. Very Rocky.  Marietta Poteet will lead this beautiful hike along the Collins Gulf Trail to two awesome waterfalls:  Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls.  Wildflowers should be plentiful along this trail in late March.  Although this hike is not long there is a difficult section of the trail where there is a steep descent to Suter Falls then some rock hopping descending down to the Collins River.  Please have good hiking boots, hiking poles, water, snacks and lunch.  We will eat lunch at Horsepound Falls.  Call Marietta at 931-924-7666 or email her at nannietta@blomand.net to register.

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

3/28
Sat

Highland Rim

Collins River Float.  Contact Dick McClure for information:  dickmcclure39@gmail.com  931-598-0063

Dick McClure
dickmcclure39@gmail.com
931-598-0063

3/28
Sat

Jackson

Big Hill Pond SP

3/28
Sat

Nashville

Long Hunter State Park, 6 miles, easy,  the 4-mile Day Loop Trail, with 2 additional miles added on Volunteer Trail.  These trails wind along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake and wander through hardwood forest, cedar glades, and interesting rock outcroppings.  Do terms like “karst topography “or “brachiopod fossils” get you wondering?  How about interesting lake views and perhaps some waterfowl and the arrival of springtime?  A biography of J. Percy Priest will be offered as a bonus feature. The hike location is very close to Nashville and easy to get to – about 6 miles south of I-40 via Mt. Juliet exit 226.  We will meet at the Baker’s Grove Parking lot at 9:20 rain or shine.  (Marked as “Volunteer Trail” on road sign)  The hike will follow the Day Loop Trail along the waterfront until the 2.5 mile mark where we will venture along the Volunteer Trail, following lake’s edge for almost another mile.  Then we’ll turn back to the Day Loop Trail and return via woodlands for the final couple of miles.  We will finish before lunch-time, so you may enjoy your own picnic at one of the state park spots, or journey on, knowing that while you may not be a long hunter, you sure are a 6-mile Saturday hiker!   

Tom Vickstrom:  tomzinger55@gmail.com

 

3/28
Sat

Plateau

Sgt Alvin C York Historic Park & Home in Fentress County and Cordull Hull Birthplace State Park Bunkham Cave Trail and Birthplace in Pickett County.  3.5 miles easy to moderate hike led by Willie Beaty

Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436

3/28
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Lula Lake.  Approximately 4 miles.  Easy to moderate.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

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

3/28
Sat

Sumner Trails

March 28 - Narrows of the Harpeth - 2 miles -easy,  The Harpeth River in a 5 mile loop nearly curves back on itself.  Back in the early 1800's Montgomery Bell, using slave labor, dug a 290 foot tunnel through the bluff to bring water to power a mill to support his iron ore operation.  Although the mill is gone the tunnel is still there and a nice waterfall can be seen on the downstream side of the tunnel.  This historical hike will take us along the river to the site of the mill, then we will backtrack and proceed to the upstream side of the tunnel to see where the water enters - then ascend the bluff for some awesome views.  We usually see a good variety of wildflowers along the river this time of year so bring your wildflower book.  After the hike we'll have lunch at Carl's Perfect Pig in White Bluff.  Meet at the Presybertian Church in Hendersonville at 9:AM CT or at the trailhead at the Harris-Street Bridge at 10:AM CT.  For further info contact Tunnel Boy Al.

Al Ballenger tunnel boy  ballallenger@aol.com

3/28
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Groundhog Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cosby, TN. Part of this trail is not maintained, and includes rock scrambling near the top. The hike is 8 to 9 miles and is rated strenuous. For information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell. 

Gary Kimbrell
931-215-9520
Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.com

3/31
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Enterprise South.  Approximately 6 miles.  Easy to moderate.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m.

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

    ** April 2015 **  

4/4
Sat

Plateau

Devils Race Track to Eagle Bluff section of the Cumberland Trail.  9.2 mile moderate hike. 

Curt Thomas
931-260-2140
curtethomas@frontiernet.net

4/4
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Across the Gulf, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Beersheba Springs, TN. We will start at the Stone Door Ranger Station and cross the gulf to Hobb's Cabin. We will then hike the length of the North Rim Trail and end our hike at the Savage Gulf Ranger Station. The hike is 17 miles and rated strenuous.  For those wanting a shorter hike, a shortcut can be taken for a total hike of around 14 to 15 miles. For hike and carpool information, and to register, contact Gary Kimbrell.

Gary Kimbrell
931-215-9520
Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.com

4/7
Tue

Columbia/Franklin

7pm CT. 1st Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (Super China Buffett, 5228 Main St., #B1, Spring Hill, TN ) Socializing and Dinner at 6pm. 

Carolyn Watson
901-652-9089
columbia@tennesseetrails.org

4/7
Tue

Jackson

6:45 pm CT. 1st Tue Program Meeting at Perkins Restaurant, Vann Drive, Jackson. Socializing & dinner starts at 6:00 pm CT; meeting starts 6:45 pm.

Vicky Moeller
731-668-9336
jackson@tennesseetrails.org

4/9
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting at 6 pm CT.  Program:  Permaculture and Worm Farms by Diane Morey.  First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  Dinner at LaCosta's Restaurant, The Crossings, Crossville at 5 pm. 

Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436

4/11
Sat

Jackson

Tishomingo SP.

4/11
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Savage Gulf Waterfalls, Savage Gulf Natural Area, Altamont, TN. The hike includes six major waterfalls of Savage Gulf and spectacular spring wildflower displays. Hike begins at the Greeter Falls parking lot. Hike is 13.5 miles and rated strenuous. For information and to register contact Richard Savage.

Richard Savage
931.526.2035
savage_richard@hotmail.com

4/18
Sat

Plateau

Soak Creek section of the Cumberland Trail in Spring City.  5 mile easy hike led by Cumberland Trail Ranger, Josh Kuykendall.

Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436

4/18
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Walls of Jericho Wilderness and Recreation Area, Winchester, TN-Jackson Co.,AL. The hike is 9 miles mostly downhill going into the gorge, so the return trip is mostly uphill. The hike is rated strenuous because of steepness and stream crossings. For more information and to register contact Cindy Watson. 

Cindy Watson
931.247.1459
cgrwatson@gmail.com

4/25
Sat

Jackson

Annual wildflower hike.

4/25
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN. We will hike a collection of short but scenic trails: Natural Bridge, Hazard Cave, Lake View, Lake, Ladder, and Island Trail. Highlights include two natural bridges and Hazard Cave. The total distance is about 6 miles and is rated easy. Camping is an option with a hike in Big South Fork on Sunday. For information and to register contact Kathleen Sullivan.    

Kathleen Sullivan
931.284.7822
ksully@frontiernet.net

    ** May 2015 **  

5/2
Sat

Jackson

Mousetail Landing SP.

5/2
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Charlie's Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. Our hike begins at Newfound Gap and will follow the Appalachian Trail to Charlie's Bunion.  There will be an optional side-trip to the Jump-Off. The hike is 8 miles (9 with the Jump-Off) and is rated moderate to strenuous due to the uneven and rocky terrain. For information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell.

Gary Kimbrell
931-215-9520
Gary.Kimbrell@fbitn.com

5/3
Sun

Columbia/Franklin

7pm CT. 1st Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (Super China Buffett, 5228 Main St., #B1, Spring Hill, TN ) Socializing and Dinner at 6pm. 

Carolyn Watson
901-652-9089
columbia@tennesseetrails.org

5/5
Tue

Jackson

6:45 pm CT. 1st Tue Program Meeting at Perkins Restaurant, Vann Drive, Jackson. Socializing & dinner starts at 6:00 pm CT; meeting starts 6:45 pm.

Vicky Moeller
731-668-9336
jackson@tennesseetrails.org

5/9
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Black Mountain

Pete Broehl 
931 738-3551
pabroehl@blomand.net   

5/16
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Chickamauga thru hike.

Pete Broehl
931 738-3551
pabroehl@blomand.net

5/23
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Virgin Falls, DeRossett. This hike to the 110 foot tall falls is 9 miles and rated strenuous. There is a stream crossing and difficult footing including the need to cross a rock field. For more information and to register contact Marnell Cothran. 

Marnell Cothran
931.738.5874
leron@blomand.net

    ** June 2015 **  

6/2
Tue

Columbia/Franklin

7pm CT. 1st Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (Super China Buffett, 5228 Main St., #B1, Spring Hill, TN ) Socializing and Dinner at 6pm. 

Carolyn Watson
901-652-9089
columbia@tennesseetrails.org

6/6
Sat

Jackson

6:45 pm CT. 1st Tue Program Meeting at Perkins Restaurant, Vann Drive, Jackson. Socializing & dinner starts at 6:00 pm CT; meeting starts 6:45 pm.

Vicky Moeller
731-668-9336
jackson@tennesseetrails.org

 

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