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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jul 28, 2014 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** July 2014 **  

7/26
Sat

Clarksville

  No Hike;  ‘Cooling at the Cave’; Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville; Music, Board Games, Fellowship, Refreshments; 3:00 P.M. CT until 6:00 P.M.        

 

Suva Bastin 931.645.2849

7/26
Sat

Highland Rim

Rock Island State Park Hike & Swim – Joint outing with the Murfreesboro Chapter. See Murfreesboro Chapter’s description of this event.  To register and for carpool information contact Joan Hartvigsen at 931-962-0811 or jhartvigs@comcast.net

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

7/26
Sat

Murfreesboro

Rock Island State Park Hike & Swim. 5 miles. Moderate. Rock Island State Park is centered on a peninsula created by the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork Rivers. We’ll hike the 1.6 miles downstream trail that goes by Twin Falls, the Blue Hole and also a side trail that leads to a rock house. Then we’ll drive to the other side of the river to visit the Great Falls Overlook, Great Falls Cotton Mill and the spring castle. The 1890’s “castle” is a larger version of the spring house and was used by the cotton mill workers for refrigeration. We’ll also hike the 3 mile Collins River trail and see an old cemetery and home site. Pack a lunch and we’ll just enjoy a relaxing day exploring this historical park. If you don’t want to swim, then you’ll have the opportunity to put your feet in the water to cool off. To register and for carpool information, contact Sara Pollard.

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

7/26
Sat

Plateau

Twin Arches Loop Hike, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN. 5 mile Moderate+

Bill Harris
931-484-9152.

7/26
Sat

Soddy Daisy

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

Larry Hill - larrythill@gmail.com - 423-204-6116

7/26
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Mt. LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. We will hike a section of the Appalachian Trail to its junction with the Boulevard Trail, which makes a gradual ascent of Mt. LeConte along a crooked ridge connecting the mountain to the main Appalachian chain. As the elevation never drops below 5000 feet on the ascent, temperatures should be pleasant. We will descend by way of the spectacular Alum Cave Bluff Trail. There are many excellent viewpoints along the Boulevard and Alum Cave Trails. The hike is about 13 miles and rated strenuous. To register contact Richard Savage.

Richard Savage
931-526-2035
savage_richard@hotmail.com
 

7/28
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  We will have dinner at 5:00 p.m. CT at Fast Jack's Steaks and Seafood Restaurant, 122 W. Lincoln St., Tullahoma TN.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins St., Tullahoma, TN.  Mary Priestley from the Sewanee Herbarium and the Tennessee Native Plant Society will give a presentation on edible and medicinal plants of the area

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

7/29
Tue

Soddy Daisy

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

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

    ** August 2014 **  

8/2
Sat

Clarksville

Cummins Falls State Park, hike and swim, 2.5 miles out and back, difficult; meet 8:00 A.M. CT; I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼119 miles to trail head.  

Suva Bastin 931.645.2849

8/2
Sat

East Tennessee

Obed Wild & Scenic River Park - Alley Ford.  Obed consists of four streams that have cut into the sandstone of the Cumberland Plateau creating a rugged landscape of wild land and water. There are spectacular gorges with 400-foot cliffs above the streams, and huge sandstone boulders dotting the streams creating large whitewater rapids in the rushing water. The Obed system is a favorite destination for experienced kayakers and rock climbers. Join us for a fun short hike to Alley Ford and an afternoon of swimming in the Obed. The trail head is located at the Rock Creek Campground adjacent to Nemo. It is approximately 2.5 miles along the Cumberland Trail, rated easy to moderate. Wear swimming shorts and bring your water shoes and a noodle or blow-up tube/raft for floating. Also bring your food and water.  Pre-registration is required. We will leave Knoxville approximately 9 AM eastern.  Call, text, or email Sherry Barber for registration and carpooling requests.

Sherry Barber
sherry.kerr.barber@gmail.com
865-209-6189

8/2
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Lower Leggett Road trailhead to Rock Creek bridge and back.  Approximately 8 miles.  Slightly strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. EDT.

John Politte (423-304-8327)

8/2
Sat

Upper Cumberland

8/2/14 Upper Cumberland Annual Meeting, Pete Broehl 

Pete Broehl
931-738-3551
pabroehl@blomand.net.

8/5
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Greenway Farm.  Approximately 4 miles.  Easy.  Meet at dog parking lot at 8 a.m. EDT.

Dlae Emblade (423-332-4810)

8/9
Sat

Clarksville

Harpeth River Canoe and Kayak Float, 13 miles; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; ∼41 miles to starting point.

 Bob Lyon 931.648.2354

8/9
Sat

Highland Rim

Buggy Top Caving Trip.  Sewanee, TN. 5 miles, strenuous.  This is a joint venture with the Friends of South Cumberland “Hike All 14 in 2014”, Hike #7 and Hike #1, Lost Cove Cave and Natural Bridge.  Meet TN Naturalist Naullain Kendrick at the Carter State Natural Area parking lot at 9:00 a.m. CT for this tough five mile hike.  We will be going through the cave, so dress appropriately (we may get wet and muddy) and bring flashlights, sturdy boots, water and lunch.  After the caving trip we can caravan to Sewanee Natural Bridge and then maybe to Shenanigans for refreshments.

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

8/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Prentice Cooper Pots Point Loop.  Approximately 12 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m. EDT.

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

8/12
Tue

Murfreesboro

Monthly Chapter Meeting. 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm CT, Barfield-Crescent Park's Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Parkway.  Experienced hikers in our chapter will reveal what they carry in their day packs and backpacks when they go hiking and backpacking.  We’ll also talk about the hikes we’ve done in the past and the essentials of hike leading.  We’ll continue to plan for fall hikes too.  Invite a friend!

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

8/12
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Heiss Mountain to Big Possum Creek bridge and back.  Approximately 3 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. EDT.

Bob McGavock (423-667-2960)

8/14
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting. 6 pm.  69 Neecham Street, Crossville, TN
Program:  Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk City, FL by Joy Topkin. 
Dinnner before at 5pm at LaCosta, 138 The Crossings, Crossville

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

8/16
Sat

Clarksville

South Cumberland State Park, Greeter Falls Loop Trail, 1.8 miles, moderate; meet 7:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼128 miles to trail head.  

 Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

8/16
Sat

Highland Rim

Duck River Float from Arrowhead Ranch (near Cortner Mill) to Three Forks Bridge. Normandy, TN.  Meet our leader Naullain Kendrick at 9:00 a.m. CT at Arrowhead Ranch at 239 Cortner Mill Road (follow signs to put in) where we will arrange a shuttle to take out at Three Forks Bridge.  This will be about a three
hour float and we can go back to the put in for a picnic lunch afterwards.  Bring snacks and water for the float and a picnic lunch after the float at Arrowhead Ranch.

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

8/16
Sat

Murfreesboro

Day Loop Volunteer Trail at Long Hunter State Park. 4 miles. Easy. This hike leads into a mature oak and hickory forest, threading through rock cedar woods and along the rocky shoreline of Percy Priest Lake. Enjoy views from a high bluff before reaching a quiet cove.  This is a great trail to hike in the summer because it’s shady and there’s a breeze from the lake. 

Valerie Galan
615-516-6441

8/16
Sat

Plateau

 

Colditz Cove, Allardt & Gentlemen's Swimming Hole, Rugby.  3.5 mile.  Moderate

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

8/16
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Sluder Lane to Big Soddy Creek and back.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. EDT.

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

8/19
Tue

Clarksville

6:00pm CT. 3rd Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd.)

J.R. Tate
931-920-2692
modelt@charter.net

8/19
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Rainbow Lake.  Approximately 3 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m. EDT>

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

8/23
Sat

Clarksville

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

Kathy Robertson 931.216.5797

8/23
Sat

Highland Rim

Greeter Falls Loop plus the Blue Hole, about three miles, moderate. South Cumberland State Park, Altamont, TN.  Tennessee Naturalist Marietta Poteet will
lead a South Cumberland hike to Greeter Falls.  We will hike the two mile Greeter Falls Loop Trail then hike a half mile to Blue Hole where we may take a cooling dip in the swimming hole.  This is a partial “Hike All 14 in 2014” Hike #6, sponsored by the Friends of South Cumberland State Park.  We will meet at the Greeter Falls parking lot at 9:00 a.m. CT.

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

8/23
Sat

Plateau

Russell Cave and Cathedral Caverns in Northern, AL. 1 mile moderate hike plus 1 mile cave tour.  Tour cost $15. 

Bill Harris
931-484-9152

8/23
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Snow Falls.  Approximaately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. EDT.

John Politte (423-304-8327)

8/23
Sat

Sumner Trails

August 23-Party and Hike Planning Session-Lets celebrate and kick off the new fall hiking season with a party and hike planning session.  Meet at Jane Hamm's house, 117 Cumberland Blue Trail, Hendersonville at 6:30 pm.  BYOB and hors doevre to share.  Bring your hiking ideas, maps, info and wish list for fall outings and meetings.  RSVP to Jane Hamm or Gayle Livingston.

Jane Hamm at janetntrails@gmail.com  615-757-3331or Gayle Livingston at gayleerose@comcast.net 615-264-2940.

8/25
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  We will have dinner at 5:00 p.m at Applebee's  Restaurant, 1957 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins St., Tullahoma. John Bordley will present a program on their hike in Belgium, entitled "In Flander Fields".  The topic is the World War I battlefields in Flanders, Belgium.

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

8/26
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Falling Water Falls.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at WalMart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. EDT.

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

8/30
Sat

Clarksville

Labor Day weekend no hike 

N/A

8/30
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day, Tullahoma, TN.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT in the Short Springs parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  We will work until 12 Noon.  Bring water and a snack and work gloves.  We will be cutting away trees which have fallen on the trails and repairing a bridge damaged by a fallen tree.  Volunteers with chain saws are needed.  Other volunteers can bring loppers or hand pruners to trim foliage back off the trail.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen to let her know you will help.

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

8/30
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Black Mountain.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m. EDT.

Goerge Bonneau (george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 423-842-3619)

    ** September 2014 **  

9/11
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Picnic, Meadow Park Lake, Crossville  5 pm

Linda Barclay
linbarc@gmail.com
931-456-2857

9/16
Tue

Clarksville

6:00pm CT. 3rd Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd.)

J.R. Tate
931-920-2692
modelt@charter.net

9/21
Sun

Plateau

Tennessee Green Hike-a-Thon, Black Mountain, Crab Orchard

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

    ** October 2014 **  

10/4
Sat

Plateau

Hit the Trails Festival, Fairfield Glade, 10 am to 3 pm

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

10/9
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting.  6 pm.  69 Neecham Street, Crossville, TN
Dinner before at 5 pm at Gondola's, 36 Woodmere Mall, Crossville

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

10/21
Tue

Clarksville

6:00pm CT. 3rd Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd.)

J.R. Tate
931-920-2692
modelt@charter.net

    ** November 2014 **  

11/2
Sun

TTA

2am Local Time. Daylight Savings Time ends.

11/13
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting.  6 pm.  69 Neecham Street, Crossville, TN
Dinner before at 5 pm at LaCosta, 138 The Crossings, Crossville

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

11/18
Tue

Clarksville

6:00pm CT. 3rd Tue Monthly Program Meeting. (Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd.)

J.R. Tate
931-920-2692
modelt@charter.net

    ** December 2014 **  

12/16
Tue

Clarksville

No Meeting?

 

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