Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Apr 4. Columbia/Franklin

Apr 13. Plateau

Apr 18. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule


Mar 27. Chapter Meeting.  Joint Meeting with the Friends ..More.. Chapter Meeting.  Joint Meeting with the Friends of Short Springs Membership Meeting.   Dinner at 5:00 p.m  at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, near Kroger.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.   Rick and Deb Dreves will present a program on their hiking trip to Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine.  There are no cars nor paved roads on Monhegan Island and is accessible only by boat.  The steep and strenuous hiking trails lead through wooded areas (including the Cathedral Woods) and over rocky ledges up to the highest ocean cliffs on the Maine coastline.  Monhegan Island was designated a National Natural Landmark for its coastal and island flora in 1966. (Highland Rim)

Mar 28. Program Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN.  7:00. The ..More.. Program Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN.  7:00. The Southeast Cave Conservancy,Inc. (SCCI) works actively to conserve subterranean treasures in six southeastern states. Fortunately, Tennessee is one of them. The group celebrated 25 years of conservation work in 2016 and now owns or leases 34 cave properties, protecting and preserving habitat for creatures that in many cases live nowhere else. SCCI’s executive director Ray Knott will be talking about this dynamic group’s mission and their work. Bring your friends!    (Nashville)

Mar 31. Mar 31 - FONTANEL MANISION,4125 Whites Creek Pike. ..More.. Mar 31 - FONTANEL MANISION,4125 Whites Creek Pike.  This is an easy hike with only a slight climb.  We may investigate the connection to Metro Greenway that connects to the trail system.  Dustance would be 1.5 to 3 miles depending on which option we choose.  Lunch at the restaurant on site for those interested after the hike.  For carpool please meet at Kroger Glenbrook parking lot at 9:15 AM or at Fontanel parking lot around 10:00 AM CT.  For more info please contact hike leader. (Sumner Trails)

Apr 1. Ashland City Rails to Trails, paved section; 3.7 mikes ..More.. Ashland City Rails to Trails, paved section; 3.7 mikes one way; easy; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; ∼23 miles to trail head. (Clarksville)

Apr 1. Honey Creek Loop.  Big South Fork National River ..More.. Honey Creek Loop.  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  Near Rugby, TN.  5.6 miles total.  Difficult.  Joint hike with Nashville Chapter.  This is a strenuous hike through creeks, over boulders, and up steep and rugged terrain.  There will also be great overlooks, 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 5.6 difficult miles, dinner and then driving back. Contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net or leave a message at 931-924-7666 for more information and to register.  There is a separate option of camping or staying in Rugby Saturday night after the hike.  Contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net if you are interested in the overnight option. (Highland Rim)

Apr 1. April 1 - Bite-size walk This will be a short 3 mile ..More.. April 1 - Bite-size walk This will be a short 3 mile walk around Pinson Mounds, specially created for newcomers to our group.  Please let your friends know about the outing.  If you are going, please meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 10 am, so that we can carpool together, or arrange to meet us at the Pinson Mounds visitor center at 10:30 am.  For additional information, please call or write either Don Dresser, or Melinda Pearson, who can be reached at hurstme@bellsouth.netor 731 225 4293. (Jackson)

Apr 1. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for sign-in and ..More.. 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.  Bring water and a snack if desired. Hiking boots are recommended especially if we have had recent rain.  Rain cancels hike.   (Memphis)

Apr 1. Lulu Lake Land Trust, Lookout Mt, GA. This is a joint ..More.. Lulu Lake Land Trust, Lookout Mt, GA. This is a joint hike between the Soddy Daisy and Plateau Chapters.  This 5 mile moderate hike includes the upper falls, Lula Lake, lower falls, and the panoramic vista. Plateau Chapter will depart at 7:30 am CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church, Hwy 127S to meet Soddy Daisy Chapter at Food City Parking lot in Red Bank (Plateau)

Apr 1. Lula Lake Land Trust.  Approximately 5 miles.  ..More.. Lula Lake Land Trust.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Plateau Chapter is going to hike with us.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Apr 1. Groundhog Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National ..More.. Groundhog Ridge Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Part of the trail is not maintained.  The trail is steep, there is rock scrambling, and rated strenuous for distance and difficulty.  The hike is approximately 8-9 miles. For more information and to register contact Gary Kimbrell.  (Upper Cumberland)

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