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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Oct 21, 2014 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2014 **  

10/24-
10/26

Highland Rim

TTA Annual Meeting, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN   Join your friends at our TTA Annual Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park west of Nashville on Hwy 70.  Consult this newsletter for registration and hike information.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
91-962-0811

10/24-
10/26

Sumner Trails

October 24-26 - Annual Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park - We are helping to host this event with the Nashville Chapter.

10/24-
10/26

Upper Cumberland

Join us at the TTA State Meeting.

10/27
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  We will have dinner at Red Lobster, 1913 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, TN at 5:00 p.m. CT.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins St., Tullahoma, TN.  Our speaker, Carolyn Fitz will present a program on her recent Arizona hikes near Phoenix, Tucson and Sedona.  The program will feature Art, Architecture, American Indian culture and awesome photos of Arizona.  Carolyn visited many Arizona sites, including Papago Park, Tucson Mountain Park, Salt River Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock.

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

10/28
Tue

Nashville

Monthly Chapter Meeting: Sierra Nevada Backpack.  Doug Burroughs, Diane Manas, Amy Sutton, and Dianna Richter will present spectacularly scenic photos of their six day backpack trip on the Rae Lakes Loop in Kings Canyon National Park in August.  This is a relatively popular hike that overlaps a section of the John Muir Trail and includes a traverse of Glen Pass at an elevation of 11, 978 feet above sea level.  Time: 7:00 PM.  Location: REI Brentwood, 261 Franklin Road, Brentwood TN

Doug Burroughs
dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com
(615) 587-0085

10/28
Tue

Soddy Daisy

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

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

10/30
Thu

Sumner Trails

October 30 (Thursday) - Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro.  This hike is approximately 3 miles (easy) through the cemetery and battlefields, including the Slaughter Pen, Cotton Field and Round Forrest.  The trail is flat, but with uneven terrain.  I would suggest hiking shoes.  We plan to watch a 9 minute video in the visitor's center before beginning the hike.  After the hike we will eat lunch at O'possum's Irish Pub in Murfreesboro.  Meet at the Kroger parking lot (Glenbrook Shopping Center) at 9 AM or 10 AM at the visitor's center at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro.  For more info or if you plan to meet at the visitor's center, please contact hike leaders.  This is website for Stones River Battlefield.  It comes with a wealth of info about the park and history of the battle.  those interested in more in depth info can go to http://www.nps.gov/stri/index.htm

Sally Ticaric, sallytic@aol.com or 615-824-7294 or Barbara Krawchuk, barbara.krawchuk@gmail.com or 615-822-6952.

    ** November 2014 **  

11/1
Sat

Clarksville

 Annual Bonfire at Rotary Park Amphitheater (hike and pot luck supper); 2 miles, moderate; eat after hike.

Suva Bastin 931.645-2849

11/1
Sat

Highland Rim

Franklin State Forest, Sewanee TN, 6 to 8 miles, moderate.  Marietta Poteet will lead this hike featuring waterfalls, fall colors and beautiful views of Sweeton
Cove.  The hike will be from six to eight miles long depending on the group’s preference.  Bring water, snacks, lunch and lots of water.  Please call or email Marietta,

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

11/1
Sat

Highland Rim

Franklin State Forest, Sewanee TN, 6 to 8 miles, moderate.  Marietta Poteet will lead a hike in Franklin State Forest featuring waterfalls, wildflowers, fall colors and beautiful views of Sweeton Cove.  The hike will be from six to eight miles long depending on the group’s preference.  Bring water, snacks, lunch and lots of water.  Please call or email Marietta Poteet, nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666.

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

11/1
Sat

Murfreesboro

Edgar Evins State Park Annual Boat Color Cruise. Reservations are open and this event sold out quickly last year. Reservations can be made online at www.tnvacation/events/9218 or call the park office at 931-858-2114.

Fount Bertram
fwbertram@dtccom.net
615-765-5357

11/1
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Signal Mountain High School to Hwy 27 and back.  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

11/1
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Pogue Creek at Pickett State Park. Ranger led hike on their newest trail that winds around bluffs and along the creek ending at a beautiful overlook of Pogue Creek Gorge. 3 miles round trip and rated moderate. After this we will drive to Moccasin Rd., which is a dirt road, and hike to the 3 mile Ridge Trail at Pickett State Park, also rated moderate, for a total of approximately 7 miles. Meet at JC Penney in Cookeville at 7:30 am or the Pickett State Park Headquarters at 9:00 am. For information and to register contact Margaret Massa or Peter Krauss.

Margaret Massa or Peter Krauss
(931)864-7782
mycorey@twlakes.net 

11/2
Sun

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma TN, 5 miles moderate due to steep climbs and slick rocks.  We will hike to awesome Machine Falls.  Along the way we will visit the Wildflower Loop.  After viewing Machine Falls we will head up to Adams Falls Loop then loop back around on the Connector Trail to Busby Falls Loop.  We will then cross beautiful cascading Bobo Creek to hike the Laurel Bluff Trail.  Meet Joan Hartvigsen Sunday at 1:00 p.m. CDT in the Short Springs parking lot.  Bring water, snacks, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Please register with Joan at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

11/2
Sun

Murfreesboro

Bowling Farm Fall Hike and Potluck. Monterey, TN. 4 miles. Moderate. Even if you can't hike, come and enjoy the scenery and fellowship with the Bowlings. Tony Jones will coordinate the carpool from Murfreesboro. Bring a dish to share.

Tony Jones
awj1968@comcast.net
615-397-4463

11/2
Sun

TTA

2am Local Time. Daylight Savings Time ends.

11/3
Mon

Sumner Trails

Monday, Nov. 3 - Chapter Meeting. Tim Takas, author of The City by the Lake:  A History of Hendersonville, Tennessee 1780-1969 will present our program.  Tim will highlight some of our stops on our Nov 15 history hike with Jamie Clary and observations of what we might see along the way.  Join us for a great hike preview of such landmarks as Hazel Path Mansion, Rock Castle, the slave cemetery, and the role of the Cumberland River, and our lakes and creeks in the area.

Tim Takas

11/4
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Camp Jordan - Approximately 4 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m.

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

11/7-
11/9

Highland Rim

Friends of Tennessee State Parks Annual Conference.  Pickwick Landing State Park,  Pickwick Dam, TN.  Everyone who loves our Tennessee State Park are invited to come and learn from educational sessions and participate in the fun of hikes and special outings.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net
or 931-962-0811 for more information and carpool.   Pickwick Landing State Park is located along the beautiful Tennessee River in southwest Tennessee near Savannah TN.

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

11/8
Sat

Clarksville

Overnight LBL, Fort Henry Trail System; 9.5 miles to campsite, moderate; 5.5 miles back to cars, moderate; meet 8:00 AM CT, Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville ∼35 miles to trail head.   

 

J.R. Tate 931-378-6559 

11/8
Sat

East Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Curry Mountain, Meigs Mountain, and Meigs Creek Trails.  The hike will be from the Metcalf Bottoms parking area near the Curry Mountain trailhead.  We will hike Curry Mountain trail to Meigs Mountain trail, about 3.3 miles gaining about 1100 feet.  Then we will hike Meigs Mountain trail to Meigs Creek trail, about 1.9 miles losing about 400 feet.  And finally we will take the Meigs Creek trail to the Sinks parking lot, about 3.5 miles losing about 800 feet. On the Meigs Creek trail we will lose about 700 feet then regain about 200 feet before losing the final 300 feet. The total distance is about 8.8 miles. The hike is rated as moderate due to both the distance and elevation change. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera. This is a car shuttle hike.  We will leave one vehicle in the Sinks parking lot to shuttle drives back to the Metcalf Bottoms parking lot where the hike started.  We will meet in the parking area of Browns Shopping Center (near the Sonic) on Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville at 8:45am ET and we will leave promptly at 9am ET.  Pre-registration is required.

Rosie Marshall
865-951-8317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

11/8-
11/9

Murfreesboro

Backpack the Cumberland Trail. Cumberland Mountain Segment. Hike will be to the shelter and back, 8.9 miles each day. Beautiful mountain with waterfalls, overlooks, and unique rock formations. We will meet in Murfreesboro at the Rutherford Blvd Walmart at 7:15 am CT. 

Craig McBride
rutherfordvfd@gmail.com
615-394-6121

11/8
Sat

Plateau

Obed Segment of the Cumberlande Trail.  10 miles.  Difficult.

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

11/8
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Fort Mountain State Park in Georgia.  Approximately 7 miles.  Slightly streenuous.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m.

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

11/8
Sat

Sumner Trails

November - Hike is being planned, but information not available at press time.  Please look for update on website and emails.

11/8
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Sewanee Perimeter, start at Greens View. The 5-mile hike is rated moderate, there is an option for a longer hike.
You can meet us Green’s View at 9:00 a.m. CT or in Sparta at the US Bank across the street from McDonald’s at 7:00 a.m. CT. Contact Cindy Watson for more information and to register.

Cindy Watson
931-247-1459
cgrwatson@gmail.com 

 

11/11
Tue

Murfreesboro

Monthly Chapter Meeting - 6:00 pm CT - NOTE TIME CHANGE - No program, this is our hike planning meeting for January-June 2015. The Barfield-Crescent Park Wilderness Station is closed November 11, so we will meet at a local restaurant to plan our hikes. Please RSVP before Sunday, November 9 if you plan to attend.

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

11/11
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Retro Hughes to Rock Creek and back.  Approximately 5 miles.  Easy to moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m.

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

11/13
Thu

Plateau

Chapter Meeting.  6 pm.  69 Neecham Street, Crossville, TN
Program:  Middle TN Trails by Sandy Obodzinski
Dinner before at 5 pm at LaCosta, 138 The Crossings, Crossville

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

11/15
Sat

Clarksville

Shelby Bottoms Greenway from Shelby Park to Heartland Park Trailhead, 3135 Heartland Drive; 3.7 miles, easy; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼41 miles to trail head.  

 

Paul Schwab 931.-801-9484

11/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Eat-Hike-Eat Hike, Sewanee Perimeter Trail, Sewanee TN, 4 miles moderate.  Route TBA.  We will not be climbing over Proctor’s Hall.  Meet Joan Hartvigsen at 9:00 a.m. CDT at The Blue Chair Restaurant in Sewanee for breakfast.  Hike begins at 9:30 a.m.  Bring water, snacks, hiking poles and wear sturdy hiking oots.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen  jhartvigsen@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

11/15
Sat

Murfreesboro

Savage Gulf Day Loop. 4.2 miles. Moderate. This relatively short hike passes through varied wooded sections on its way past Savage Falls and Rattlesnake Point. We will eat lunch after the hike. Inclement weather will cancel hike.

Ann Jacobs
eannjacobs@aol.com
615-653-6354

11/15
Sat

Nashville

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg TN.  Bird Mountain Loop. 7.2 miles, moderately strenuous.  We will meet our guide Carolyn Reeves from East Chapter at 10:00 EST at the visitor's center.   Climbing to an elevation of 2,900 ft., we will pass Castle Rock, and the Bird Mtn. campsite.  This will be a very scenic hike with numerous rock formations, and, views of the valleys below, since the foliage will have thinned out.  Wear clothing appropriate for late fall weather and sturdy boots. Bring water, snacks, and lunch.  Trekking poles also will be helpful.    There may also be an option to camp at Frozen Head on Friday night.  if interested let me know at time of registration.

 

Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 or njuodenas@yahoo.com. 

11/15
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.  Will stage vehicles.

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

11/15
Sat

SumnerTrails

November 15 - History hike in Hendersonville.  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.  We will discuss the role of the Cumberland River, Old Hickory Lake and Drakes creek in the history of the area.  This 4.5 mile hike involves 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 hike destination so we can ride back to Hazel Path Mansion.  After the hike we will eat lunch at Black-eyed Pea in Hendersonville.  Our hike leader is Jamie Clary, author of City By the Lake 1968-1988.  For more information call Jane Hamm.

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

11/15
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Brady Mountain segment of the Cumberland Trail, Crossville, TN. The hike is about 8 miles and is rated moderate to strenuous because of the elevation gain. For information and to register contact Richard Savage.

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

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

11/18
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Red Clay State Park.  Approximately 2+ miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m.

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

11/22
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. 

 

Ken Johnson 931-802-6343

11/22
Sat

Highland Rim

Tims Ford State Park, Winchester TN.  Lost Creek Trail and a portion of the Ray Branch Shoreline Trail, 7 miles moderate.  Joint hike with the Plateau Chapter.  Meet Joan Hartvigsen at 9:00 a.m. CDT in the parking lot of the new Visitor Center.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  This hikes features uspension bridges over forested coves and great views of beautiful Tims Ford Lake.  The trail follows the shoreline and consists of rolling hills.  Hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots are recommended.  Register with Joan at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

11/22
Sat

Plateau

Lost Creek Trail and portion of Ray Branch Shoreline.  7 miles.  Moderate.  Joint hike with Highland Rim. 

Cheryl Heckler (Plateau)
thehecklers@charter.net
931-200-7436
or
Joan Hartvigsen (Highland Rim)
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

11/22
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Savage Gulf.  Approximately 10 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

11/22
Sat

Sumner Trails

November 22 - We will hike the Crooked Branch Greenway in Old Hickory, TN.  It is an easy paved 1.5 miles through foliage, wild flowers, and we should see some pretty Fall color.  Parking is scarce wo we will car pool from the Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville where we will meet at 9:30 AM.  Lunch will be at a restaurant in the Rivergate area.  For more info contact hike leader Shirley Hall.

Shirley Hall  shall1948@bellsouth.net or 615-972-7028

11/22
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Old Prison Mines, Frozen Head State Park, Petros, TN. Total hike distance is 6-8 miles and is rated strenuous due to elevation changes and unmaintained trail, there is an option for a longer hike.  Meet at Penny's in Cookeville at 8 a.m. CT. For more information and to register contact Lillian Ey.

Lillian Ey
615 478-7461
eyintn@hotmail.com.

11/24
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  We will have dinner at 5:00 p.m. CT at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson St, Tullahoma, TN, near Kroger.  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

11/25
Tue

Nashville

 Monthly Meeting,  REI, Brentwood, TN  7:00   Sue Biggers, Nancy Juodenas, Gloria Dale Williams and Garnett Rush all of (or formally of) the Nashville chapter, travelled to the Canadian Rockies this past summer.  Their trip included visits to Banff, cycling the Icefields Parkway, hiking at  Lake Louise, a guided walk on Victoria Glacier, cycling and hiking in and around Jasper, glorious mountain and icefield vistas, alpine meadows and a few interesting wildlife sightings. Come view a powerpoint about their multisport adventure with "Backroads" travel company.  Other support materials (photos, maps, brochures) will be on display.  Questions and discussion are always welcome.  Bring a friend!

 

Doug Burroughs - 615-587-0085

11/25
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Sterchi Farms.  Approximately 5 miles.  Easy.  Meet at Target parking lot on Hwy 153 at 9 a.m.

Nancy Allen - dname2tn@gmail.com - 423-344-1118

11/28
Fri

East Tennessee

Norris, TN - Lookout Tower Trail.  We can hike those added calories off with this 5 mile moderate hike.  There is a beautiful view from atop this highpoint area of Norris. Come join us.  Pre-registration is required. 

Rosie Marshall
865-951-8317
rosemary_L@hotmail.com

11/28
Fri

Highland Rim

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN. 4 miles moderate due to steep climbs and eroded trails.  Join us for our traditional after Thanksgiving Day Joint Hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Meet Friday after Thanksgiving at 9:00 a.m. CDT in front of the Museum.  We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone and Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail.  We will see Bluehole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers and limestone cliffs bordering the rivers.   Bring water and a snack.  Hiking boots and hiking sticks are rcommended.  After our hike we will gather at a local restaurant for lunch.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

11/28
Fri

Murfreesboro

After Thanksgiving Day Hike. Old Stone Fort. Manchester, TN. 4 miles. Moderate. Join us for our annual day after Thanksgiving hike. This joint hike witht he Highland Rim chapter is a family friendly hike. Bring your family and enjoy views of the Duck River, Little Duck River and waterfalls that are spectacular this time of year. After the hike we will go to a local restaurant for lunch. Sara Pollard will coordinate the carpool from Murfreesboro or you can meet us at the Visitors Center at 9:00 am CT.

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

11/29
Sat

Clarksville

No hike because of holiday.

N/A

11/29
Sat

Highland Rim

Work Day at Short Springs State Natural Area,  Tullahoma TN.  Meet Joan Hartvigsen at 9:00 a.m. CDT in the Short Springs parking lot.  Bring work gloves, pruners and loppers and trash bags.  Bring water and a snack.  We will work until 12 Noon.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811

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

11/29
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Heiss Mountain to Big Soddy Creek and back.  Approximately 12 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

    ** December 2014 **  

12/13
Sat

Nashville

 

Dec. 13  Thirteenth Annual Gift Wrapping Booth at REI. Details to follow in the Dec. newsletter.

Amy Sutton - 615-525-1573, 615-739=5858

12/16
Tue

Clarksville

No Meeting?

 

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