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Feb 11. Plateau

Feb 16. Clarksville

Feb 22. Highland Rim

Mar 10. Plateau

7-day Hike Schedule


Feb 13. Fort Donelson National Battlefield, hike around the ..More.. Fort Donelson National Battlefield, hike around the battlefield and out  and back to the Fort Donelson National Cemetery, 5.5 miles, moderate; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; ∼29 miles to trail head.     (Clarksville)

Feb 13. Pinson Mounds.  Tommy Haskins will lead this ..More.. Pinson Mounds.  Tommy Haskins will lead this hike to the Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area, 440 Ozier Rd, Pinson, TN  38366. The Pinson Mounds comprise a prehistoric Native American complex located in Madison County, Tennessee in the region that is known as the Eastern Woodlands. The complex, which includes 17 mounds, an earthen geometric enclosure, and numerous habitation areas, was most likely built during the Middle Woodland Period(c. 1-500 AD). The complex is the largest group of Middle Woodland mounds in the United States. Sauls’ Mound, at 72 feet, is the second-highest surviving mound in the United States.  There are five trails in the park that combined are 6.3 miles. We will determine which trails we will take upon arrival.  Bring boots, water snacks and a change of clothing.  We will depart at 7:30 AM from the Tollgate Medical Plaza which is just north of 840 on Hwy 31 (1106 Elliston Way, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179).  It takes a little over 2 hours to drive to Pinson Mounds via 840 and I-40.  Contact Tommy Haskins to register or for questions:  swissman10@hotmail.com, cell 931-628-8600.   (Columbia/Franklin)

Feb 13. Baker Hollow Branch to Mizell Bluff - part of the  ..More.. Baker Hollow Branch to Mizell Bluff - part of the  East Lakeshore Trail System (http://www.tellicowater.org/trails.html)  Roundtrip about 6 miles.  Starting at the dead end of Antioch Church Road West, follow the dirt road to the trailhead sign and proceed about 3 miles to the bluff.  This trail is gently rolling and easy to the bluff.  Return same route.  This trail has water views and is a nice forest walk.  The bluff is a summer jump off spot for the young at heart.  We will meet at the dead end at 10am.  Any earlier and it might be foggy, blocking the water views. You may preregister with leader, Mark Paulley. (East Tennessee)

Feb 13. Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  8 miles, moderate ..More.. Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  8 miles, moderate to strenuous. De Rossett, TN.  (11 miles east of Sparta).  Joint Hike with the Nashville Chapter.  Marietta Poteet will lead this wonderful winter hike in Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  This is a beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Sheep Falls, ending down at 110 ft. Virgin Falls.  Virgin Falls is a beautiful and interesting waterfall emerging from a cave to flow and fall 110 feet into another cave.  Hopefully it will be icy around the falls which further enhances its beauty.  This hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the 8 mile total length and 800 ft. NET elevation change.   Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.  We will meet at the Virgin Falls parking lot located near De Rossett, TN at 9:00 a.m.  Please call Marietta Poteet at 931-924-7666 or email at nannietta@blomand.net to register and gain further information. (Highland Rim)

Feb 13. Feb 13, Lucius Burch Natural Area – Wolf River ..More.. Feb 13, Lucius Burch Natural Area – Wolf River Trail North of Walnut Grove Join us for a loop hike - relatively flat, approximately 6 miles - along the Wolf River and through a hardwood forest.  Bring water and a snack if desired.  Hiking boots recommended.  We will meet for registration and announcements at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot off Walnut Grove Road just east of Wolf River Bridge.  Turn south into parking lot off Walnut Grove Road, west of Farm Road.  We will be departing the parking lot promptly at 9:15. Cancelled in the event of rain or snow.   (Memphis)

Feb 13. Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area, DeRossett, TN. ..More.. Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area, DeRossett, TN. 8 miles, moderate/strenuous. Joint Nashville and Highland Rim hike.  It is a most beautiful trek passing Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave and Falls, ending up at 110’ high Virgin Falls.  This wonderful waterfall is one of the most beautiful and interesting falls around, falling from one cave into another cave.  Hopefully it will be icy around the falls which further enhances its beauty.  Please bring snacks, lunch, boots, sticks, and clothing suitable for the weather there that day.  We will carpool from the FedEx/Kinko on Donelson Road at 7 AM or you can meet us at the Virgin Falls parking lot located near DeRossett, TN at 9:00 AM.       (Nashville)

Feb 13. Frozen Head.  Approxiately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  ..More.. Frozen Head.  Approxiately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

Feb 13. Cardwell Mountain-Moderate 5 mile hike starting at ..More.. Cardwell Mountain-Moderate 5 mile hike starting at Cumberland Caverns parking lot. Potluck dinner after hike. For more information and to regiser call Nora Henn.  (Upper Cumberland)

Feb 16. Lenfoot Hike Inn - Amicacola Falls (Soddy Daisy)

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