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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Calendar updated Sep 28, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** September 2016 **  

Chapter cookout

Jackson

Sept 17  Chapter cookout at Chickasaw State Park.  We will have a short hike, cook lunch and have some good conversation, next Saturday, at Chickasaw Park. The chapter will provide hotdogs and hamburgers; everyone else who comes should bring a salad or side dish (or dessert!). Please let me know if you are coming so that we can make the appropriate purchases. You can reach me by return email (donald_dresser@usit.net) or cell phone -- 731 694 0146. To carpool, we will meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 9 am.

Donald Dresser
donald_dresser@usit.net
731 694 0146

Trail project NTSP

Jackson

Sept 24  Trail project at Natchez Trace SP. For National Public Lands Day, we will finish up the trail that we helped re-route last year around Cub Lake in Natchez Trace.  We will begin work at 8 am and should be finished by noon.  To carpool to the work site, we will meet at Panera in time to leave at 7 am.  For additional information or to register, please contact Dick McKeen at sprucemountain@Eplus.net or 720 469 0619.

Dick McKeen  
sprucemountain@Eplus.net   
720 469 0619

9/26
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting. Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday, 1936 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Our program is “Update on the Goings On at South Cumberland State Park.”  South Cumberland State Park Manager George Shinn is our speaker.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

9/27
Tue

Nashville

September 27 - Monthly meeting. 7 - 9 PM at REI Brentwood.  261 Franklin Road, Brentwood TN 37027.  A presentation covering El Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route in Spain, by Daniel Garmon from REI.  Also known as the Way of St. James, "El Camino" has been a Christian pilgrimage route since the Middle Ages.  One of the most common routes, among many, starts in France and stretches over 500 miles to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Some Nashville Chapter members have been on this route already and at least a few more are planning to hike there soon.  

Nora Beck, Nashville Chapter Program Coordinator, can be reached at 615-517-6486 or norellibee@gmail.com

9/27
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Sluder Lane to Mowbray Pike.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Will stage vehicles.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m

Dale Elmblade (423-332-4810)

9/28-
10/1

Murfreesboro

Cumberland Trails Conference - Fall "Big Dig" Trail Work. Come join our chapter to help in the contruction of the 8 mile section of the Cumberland Trail Crab Orchard Segment. Overnight lodging with meals cooked as a team are provided at no cost at the Eden Ridge Camp, 4866 Hebbertsburg Road, Crab Orchard, TN. Day workers are to provide their own lunch, snacks and water. Tools are provided but wear sturdy shoes, long pants and work gloves.  If you want to participate as a day volunteer or overnight participant, contact me or the CTC office prior to arrival for the updated work location. More information is available by contacting the CTC office at ctcoffice2014@gmail.com or 931-456-6259. The Cumberland Trail trail map can be found on the website: http://cumberlandtrail.org/

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

    ** October 2016 **  

10/1
Sat

Highland Rim

Savage Falls Hike.  5.2 total mileage.  Easy.  Savage Gulf State Natural Area.  Palmer, TN.  We will hike the South Rim Trail to visit the base of Savage Falls.  Then we will retrace our steps and hike the Savage Day Loop Trail.  We will visit the overlook of Savage Falls and enjoy views of Savage Gulf from Rattlesnake Point.  Bring water and lunch and wear sturdy hiking boots.  For more information and to register contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

Pumpkin Festival

Jackson

Oct  1  Pumpkin Festival hikes around Allardt, Tn.  Each year, the Murfreesboro chapter of TTA organizes a few hikes and other events in the parks near Allardt in conjunction with that town’s Pumpkin Festival.  If you are interested in going this year, please contact Roy Corley at roycorley33@gmail.com or 731 499 1388 for more information and to arrange rides.

Roy Corley
roycorley33@gmail.com
731 499 1388

10/1
Sat

Memphis

Chickasaw State Park

Join us for approx. 5-mile easy hike through woods and along lake shore.  The group can lunch at the park, with option to hike gravel back roads adjacent to the park after lunch.  Bring water, snacks and wear sturdy shoes.  The park is about 70 miles from Memphis, east out Hwy 64 to Whiteville and then take Hwy 100 to the park.  Carpool from the Walmart parking lot 8400 US Hwy 64 (behind Wolfchase) at 8:00 a.m. or meet at park office at 9:30 a.m.  For information or to register for carpool call Freddi at 901-737-8882.  Rain cancels hike.

Freddi at 901-737-8882

10/1
Sat

Nashville

Bells Bend Park, Nashville TN, Bells Bend Outdoor Center is surrounded by over 7 miles of wonderful trails. We will walk several of them on this large loop around the park.  This will be a moderate fall hike through a lot of open fields.  Bring binoculars if you have them as well as the usual sturdy shoes or boots, plenty of water,  snacks, and clothing appropriate for the weather. Meeting Place: East end of the Richland Park Library parking lot at 46th & Charlotte. Meeting Time: 8:00 AM (or 8:30 AM at the Bells Bend Park Nature Center)

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

10/1
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Raccoon Mountain.  Approximately 8 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

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

10/1
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Honey Creek Loop Trail, Big South Fork. Scenic trail is rated as the most difficult in Big South Fork. The loop is 5.8 miles, rated strenuous, and requires negotiating narrow passageways, across streambeds, and climbing over large boulders. For more information contact Pete Broehl.

Pete Broehl
931.738.3551
pabroehl@blomand.net

10/4
Tue

Jackson

Oct  4  Chapter meeting.  Come join us at Perkins Restaurant in Jackson at 6 pm for dinner, followed by a short meeting at 7 pm.

10/4
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Daddy Creek (Crab Orchard).  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

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

10/7-
10/9

Highland Rim

Ghost River Adventure.   Camping at Chickasaw State Park, Henderson, TN.  Paddling in the Ghost River State Natural Area, near La Grange, TN.  Ghost River State Natural Area is a 2,200 acre section of the Wolf River in Fayette County.  The natural area includes approximately 14 miles of the Wolf River beginning from the parking area near La Grange to just west of Bateman Road Bridge near Moscow, TN.    The Ghost River section of the Wolf meanders through bottomland hardwood forests, cypress-tupelo swamps, and open marshes.  Some of the most impressive trees are large oaks that include cherrybark, water, willow, and swamp chestnut.  The Ghost River provides excellent habitat for rare aquatic organisms and unique opportunities for observing birds and other wildlife.  The paddle is 9 miles and should take about 6 hours. Sunday morning on our way home we will visit Mousetail Landing State Park for a hike. Contact Joan Hartvigsen early, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811, to reserve space in one of the campsites. Friday evening we will share a potluck dinner.  Saturday night we will eat at the Chickasaw State Park Restaurant.

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

10/8
Sat

Clarksville

Ashland  City Rails-to-Trails unpaved section, 6 miles out and back, moderate due to length ; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; ∼18 miles to trail head.

Bob Lyon 931-648-2354

10/8
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

This hike goes to the magnificent 110 foot high Virgin Falls waterfall and by the 30 foot high Big Laural Falls waterfall.  It is rated difficult because of the uphill climb back from Virgin Falls.  Elevation change is 800 feet.  Total hike length is 8.2 miles if side trails to Sheep Cave and an overlook are not made.

We will meet at 6:45 AM at McDonalds on the north side of Spring Hill and leave at 7:00AM.  If some would like to meet at the Tollgate Medical Plaza north of 840 on Highway 31, we could pick them up at 7:15 AM.  Bring hiking boots, water and lunch on the trail.  Register with Marvin Caine (mlcaine@aol.com or 931-626-2754).  Please leave a contact number in case of inclement weather.

Marvin Caine:  mlcaine@aol.dom or 931.626.2754

10/8
Sat

East Tennessee

Hooper Bald to Huckleberry Knob - 3.5 miles out and back (combined)– These 2 easy hikes are great for a late summer outing. We will start at Hooper Bald where a kiosk describes the history of a hunting preserve which operated here in the early 1900’s along with information about the introduction of the European Wild Boar and the project to protect the wild azaleas.  The gravel walking trail is on a gradual incline through a lush forest. At the far end of the meadow we will have a view of Huckleberry Knob, a leisurely hike along a grassy jeep path. The trail winds through woods into the meadow called Oak Knob. Here we will enjoy big 360 degree mountain views.  We will stop at Tellico Grains for lunch. Wear sturdy boots, bring water, lunch and money for carpooling. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush.

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

10/8
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area – Wolf River Trail North of Walnut Grove

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for sign-in and announcements in the unpaved parking area on the south side of Walnut Grove immediately east of the Wolf River.  Please note that it is very difficult to reach the parking lot if you are traveling west on Walnut Grove. The hike will depart promptly at 9:15, so don’t be late.  The hike will be approximately 5.75 miles and take between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.  The terrain is relatively flat with a few steep ravine crossings.  We will leave the parking lot, cross under Walnut Grove and walk north on the wooded interior trail, turn west at the Green Line, and then head back south, hiking partly in the woods and partly along the Wolf River.  Bring water and a snack if desired. Hiking boots are recommended especially if we have had recent rain.  Rain cancels hike.
 

Marion at 256-273-9720 or at mquinlen@gmail.com

10/8
Sat

Murfreesboro

Edgar Evins State Park. 11th Annual History Hayride. Reservations are required. Price is $15 for 2 hour circuit. Ride wagons back into the past where costumed characters from the history of the park and surrounding area will tell their stories. https:www.tnvacation.com/events/8740. Or call the park office at 931.858.2114.

Fount and Anna Bertram
fwbertram@dtcom.net
615-765-5357

10/8
Sat

Plateau

East Laurel & Sunset Overlooks, Big South Fork, Jamestown.  5.6 mile moderate hike.

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

10/8
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Connector Trail on Hwy 157 in Georgia.  Approximately 8 miles.  Moderate. $5 per car parking fee.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

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

10/8
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Bandy Creek to Leatherwood Ford, Big South Fork.  John Litton Loop, the Fall Branch Trail, and Grand Gap Loop to Angel Falls Overlook. Hike is 9 miles and rated moderate. For more information contact Richard Savage.

Richard Savage
931.526.2035
savage_richard@hotmail.com 

10/10
Mon

Sumner Trails

There will be no monthly meeting.  We hope you will sign up for the TTA Annual Meeting October 28-30 at Pickwick Landing State Park.
Early registration ends September 15.

Sally Ticaric daytrippersal@gmail.com

10/11
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting. 7:00 pm. Chapter member Edie McFarlin will be our guest speaker. She will share her experience on a Road Scholar 15 day bicycle trip to the Netherlands and Belgium. Road Scholar is an American not-for-profit organization that provides educational travel tours.

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

10/11
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Stringer’s Ridge.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at parking lot at the end of Spears Avenue at 9 a.m.

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

10/13
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting. 6:00 PM at First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  
Program - Steve and Cheryl Luhrs presenting on their hike to Machu Picchu. 
Dinner at LaCosta’s Mexican Restaurant, The Crossings, Crossville at 4:45 pm CT.  

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

10/15
Sat

Clarksville

Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area, TN, which is contiguous to the Skyline WMA in Alabama, Walls of Jericho Trail, 7.4 miles, difficult;  meet 7:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼152 miles to trail head.

 

Paul Schwab 931.645.9068

10/15
Sat

East Tennessee

Pogue Creek Canyon State Nature Area, Pickett State Park -  This is a new trail and we will be the pioneers.  We will be leaving from the  Bandy Creek Camping Area Pavilion.  Pre-registration is required on this hike.  Please contact Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
cressler@utk.edu

10/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  4 miles.  Moderate.  We will enjoy an autumn hike along the cascading waters of the Duck River in dense forests of mature oaks, hickories and yellow poplars.  We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone and Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail.  On the Backbone Trail we will walk along a high ridgeline looking down onto the tops of the trees.  We will see the confluence of the Little Duck and the Duck River on the Forks of the River Trail.  Along the Little Duck Loop we will see tall limestone bluffs bordering the river.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Bring water and lunch and wear sturdy hiking boots.

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

10/15
Sat

Memphis

Tishomingo State Park, located south of Iuka, MS (approx 2.5 hr drive from Memphis)

Registration Required  

This is a 5-6 mile hike winding along rocky ridges with spectacular views, through shallow, fern-filled canyons, and across the Bear Creek Swinging Bridge constructed in the 1930’s.  Bring lunch and water.  Sturdy hiking boots recommended.  Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the park toll gate.  There is a parking lot to the right just before entering the park through the gate.  We will regroup into lesser vehicles.  

To register email hike leader Francis at fruffin@aol.com. Rain will cancel this hike.

10/15
Sat

Nashville

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area and Pickett State Park, two trails, 5 miles +/-, easy/moderate. Since the loop trail at Pogue Creek 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 great views and at least the beginnings of autumn color.  

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

10/15
Sat

Plateau

BSF Honey Creek Loop 5.7 miles strenuous led by BSF Ranger

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

10/15
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Piney River.  Approximately 6 miles.  Slightly strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 am.

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

10/15
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. 7-8 miles, rated moderate. The Incline Railroad is $14 round trip, Entrance fee to the Military Park is $3.00. Golden age/Senior pass is an option. Hike includes: the museum, Craven House, Sunset Rock, Rifle Pit, Upper Truck, and Gum Spring Trails.  For information contact Pete Broehl.

Pete Broehl
931.738.3551
pabroehl@blomand.net

10/16
Sun

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Fall Color Hike, Sunday 2:00 p.m.  Co-leaders Dennis Horn and Joan Hartvigsen.  4 miles moderate.  2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Bring water and snack and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Register with Joan at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  We will hike the Busby Falls Loop Trail and enjoy views of the cascades in Bobo Creek.  We will then visit awesome Machine Falls then continue on to hike Adams Falls Loop. 

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

10/17
Mon

Sumner Trails

OCT 17  (Monday)  BLEDSOE CREEK  3 mi loop trail rated moderate for a steep climb.  Our "home" trail here in Sumner County.  An early Fall may bring some color change.  Meet at the parking area behind the new park office around 9:45 AM.  There are restroom facilities and water available on the site.  Leashed dogs are welcome.  

For more information contact daytrippersal@gmail.com or call Sally Ticaric at 615-824-7294.

10/18
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Signal Mountain High School loop.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m.

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

10/21-
10/23

Nashville

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Robbinsville, NC. Rattler Ford Group Camp. We are planning a weekend of  hiking, camping, campfires and fun. This Group Camp is huge and even has a bath house with hot showers. Make room on their calendars for this fall event. The tree color should be at its height and the weather should be cool.  All chapters welcome!!!

 

Nancy Juodenas, njlj1011@gmail.com or Gloria DaleWilliams, gdw12@comcast.com for more information.

10/22
Sat

Clarksville

Annual Bonfire; meet 4:00 P.M. at Rotary Park Amphitheater (hike and pot luck supper); 2 miles, moderate; eat after hike; Suva Bastin 931.645-2849.   

 

 Suva Bastin 931.645-2849.   

 

Big Hill Pond SP

Jackson

Oct 22  Hike at Big Hill Pond SP.  We will walk around the main lake at Big Hill Pond State Park. This hike will be about 7 miles long, with little elevation change. Our hike leader will be Howard Ropp, can be reached at howardropp1@gmail.com or 731 693 4248.  If you are going, please meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 8 am so that we can carpool together or arrange to meet us at the boat dock at the park around 9:30.

Howard Ropp
howardropp1@gmail.com
731 693 4248

10/22
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area Wolf River South of Walnut Grove

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the unpaved parking area on the south side of Walnut Grove immediately east of the Wolf River.  The hike will be approximately 6-7 miles on the White/Blue/Yellow trails.  Bring water and snack.  Rain the day before or day of will cancel hike. 

For additional information call Janet at 901-494-4452.
 

10/22
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Flipper Bend.  Approximately 8 miles.  Slightly strenuous.  Meet at WalMart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

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

10/22
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Maude’s Crack, Big South Fork. Hike is a loop, 8.5 miles and rated moderate to strenuous. The hike includes a climb through Maude’s Crack, side trip to the John Muir Overlook, and possible stream crossing. Contact Kathleen Sullivan for information. 

Kathleen Sullivan
931.284.7822
katsully4@gmail.com

10/24
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, near Kroger.  Meeting is 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Jim Poteet will present a program on his recent hikes in England and Ireland.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

10/25
Tue

Nashville

Chapter meeting. Benton MacKaye was a New England forester whose vision came to fruition with the Appalachian Trail. His original plan was for a more westerly route on the southern end than the one in place today. After Benton MacKaye’s death in 1975, others took up his plan and the 300-mile trail that now bears his name was officially opened in 2005. Kassie Rice, a Vanderbilt nursing student, hiked the Benton MacKaye trail this past spring, and she will be describing her experiences for us at the October meeting. Bring a friend and find out more about this long-distance hiking opportunity.

 

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

10/25
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Roaring Creek to McGill Creek and back.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

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

10/26
Wed

Murfreesboro

Henry Horton State Park. Wild Turkey Trail. 1.7 miles rated moderate. This Wednesday hike after work and before dinner is a pretty deep woods hike on the southern end of the park. After the hike we will meet for dinner at the park restaurant. Dinner at the park restaurant is about $15.

Andy Meeks
usmcmeeks@gmail.com
813-447-1224

10/28-
10/30

All

TTA State Meeting, Pickwick Landing State Park

10/28
Fri

Clarksville

Annual Meeting, 28-30; Pickwick Landing State Park

 

Ken Johnson 931-802-6343

10/28-
10/30

Highland Rim

TTA Annual Meeting.  Pickwick Landing State Park.  Near Savannah, Georgia.   Hosted by Memphis Chapter.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

Annual meeting

Jackson

Oct 28-30  TTA annual meeting at Pickwick Landing SP. This year, our TTA annual meeting will be in Pickwick, just down the road. Lots of hikes have been planned and there will be plenty of food and fun. Info is here -- http://www.tennesseetrails.org/agm/agm.php. Don’t forget to reserve your space with the form in the newsletter or online.

10/28-
10/30

Murfreesboro

TTA Annual Meeting. Pickwick Landing State Park.

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

10/28-
10/30

TTA

2016 Annual Meeting
Pickwick Landing SP

Hosted by Memphis Chapter

10/29
Sat

Soddy Daisy

TTA annual meeting at Pickwick State Park

    ** November 2016 **  

Jasper, Arkansas

Jackson

Nov 5  Hikes near Jasper, Arkansas.  To be led by Glen Rognstad.

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

11/5
Sat

Plateau

Rock Creek Loop hike, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN.  This is an 8 mile hike, and is rated moderate with some short climbs. We hike the trail "backwards" to avoid the strenuous climb out. The trail follows the banks of Rock Creek, a tributary of the Big South Fork River. It also overlaps parts of the John Muir and Sheltowee Trace Trails. The trail follows part of the old Stearns Logging Railroad along Massey Branch. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Depart at 8:00 am CT behind Cracker Barrel.off of I-40 Exit 317 at 6:30 AM CT. 

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

11/5
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Black Mountain 

Louise Miniard
931.239.5425
lminiard@flowserve.com

11/6
Sun

TTA

Daylight Savings Time Ends.

11/10
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting. 6:00 PM.  Program:  Tennessee Parks and Greenways by Steve Law, Executive Director.  
First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.

Dinner at Gondola’s Restaurant, Woodmere Mall, Crossville at 4:45 pm CT. 

Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436

11/12
Sat

Highland Rim

Blue Beaver Trail up Lookout Mountain to top of Point Park.  Chattanooga, TN.  Beginning from the southern end of Reflection Riding, the hike is 5.5 miles one way.  Elevation change of 1,500 ft.  Car shuttle required.  We will meet at the Monteagle Elementary School to form a carpool.  After the hike we will have dinner in Chattanooga.  Contact Naullain Kendrick at naullain@hotmail.com to register.  The trail’s name refers to Union Soldiers (wearing blue uniforms) cutting down trees as they hiked up Lookout Mountain during the Civil War.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

11/12
Sat

Plateau

Yahoo Falls-Alum Ford Loop hike, Big South Fork, Whitley City, KY.  Yahoo Falls-Alum Ford Loop is a 10-11 mile difficult hike. We will start at Alum Ford river access and go south on Sheltowee Trace Trail along the Big South Fork River. At Negro Creek Trail we hike uphill for 2+ miles to get out of the gorge. Then we cross Hwy 700 and continue on Yahoo Arch Trail. We pass an optional side trail to Marker’s Arch for 0.5 miles one way. Next we hike on to Yahoo Arch and then to our finale of Yahoo Falls for great photo opportunities and a history story about Princess Cornblossom. Yahoo Falls is the tallest water fall in the BSF and all of Kentucky. We will finish our hike back to Alum Ford along Yahoo creek. This loop has numerous creek crossings, a long uphill climb and confusing trail signs. Wear hiking boots and dress for the weather. Hiking poles are recommended. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 8 am CT. There is a 2 hour drive to the trail head.  

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

11/12
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Cloudland Canyon, Contact Pete Broehl

Pete Broehl
931.738.3551
pabroehl@blomand.net

NB Forrest SP

Jackson

Nov 19  Hike in Nathan Bedford Forrest SP.  To be led by Susan Woods.

Susan Woods
731 584 2668
woodsbob@bellsouth.net

11/19
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Sheltowee Trace, Gobbler’s Arch, and Mark Branch Trails, Big South Fork NRRA, Stearns, KY.  The hike descends the Sheltowee Trace to Mark Branch Falls-a 50ft waterfall. We will cross Mark Branch about 20 times, and turn on Gobblers Arch trail, and make our way back to the Sheltowee Trace. This hike is approximately 9 miles and rated moderate to strenuous. For more information and to register contact Kathleen Sullivan. Co-leader is Louise Miniard. 

Kathleen Sullivan
katsully4@gmail.com
931.284.7822

11/26
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Sewanee, 20 miles

Mike Shane
931.446.4306
mikeshane@charter.net

    ** December 2016 **  

Fort Pillow SP

Jackson

Dec 3  Hike in Fort Pillow SP.  To be led by Sara Rognstad.

Sara Rognstad
(206)- 553-9334
hakim.sara@gmail.com

12/3
Sat

Plateau

Black Mt hike joint with E TN Chapter

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

12/3
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Walls of Jericho

Cindy Watson
931.247.1459
cgrwatson@gmail.com 

12/10
Sat

Plateau

Christmas Party, FFG multipurpose bldg, reserved 4 to 8 pm

12/10
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Christmas Social

Katheen Sullivan 
931.284.7822

12/17
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Fiery Gizzard

Mike Shane
931.446.4306
mikeshane@charter.net

12/31
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Savage Gulf

Richard Savage
931.526.2035
savage_richard@hotmail.com