Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Jun 2. Columbia/Franklin

Jun 6. Jackson

Jun 16. Clarksville

Jun 22. Highland Rim

Jun 23. Nashville

7-day Hike Schedule


May 25. Memorial Day Lake Party and Picnic.  Joette Carter ..More.. Memorial Day Lake Party and Picnic.  Joette Carter has invited us to her home on Keith Springs Mountain off of TN Highway 16 for Memorial Day.  The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. CT and includes hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and picnicking.  Bring a meat to grill and a side dish or dessert to share.  We will eat around 12:30 p.m.  Our hike begins at 1:30 p.m. and is about four to five miles.  Directions:  Take TN Highway 16 South up Keith Springs Mountain toward the Walls of Jericho State Natural Area and Alabama.  Travel about ten miles on Hwy 16 South and turn left onto Jehovah Jireh Lane between mile markers 22 and 23 and follow the paved driveway to the lake.  For more information contact Joette at 256-509-0918. (Highland Rim)

May 26. Annual Chapter Picnic. Shelter #10 Edwin Warner Park, ..More.. Annual Chapter Picnic. Shelter #10 Edwin Warner Park, 4:00 until sunset.  We will have a potluck supper around 6:00, followed by a twilight hike through part of the park.  Bring a dish to share, headlamp, and camping lanterns for the shelter are useful.  Although the chapter will be providing utensils, paperware, etc. you are welcome to bring your own non-disposable dinnerware.  This is our only monthly meeting that also includes a hike, so bring a friend and enjoy the camraderie of fellow hiking enthusiasts. For directions or more information contact Doug Burroughs, chapter chair. (Nashville)

May 26. Heiss Mountain trailhead to Possum Creek and back.  ..More.. Heiss Mountain trailhead to Possum Creek and back.  Approximately 3 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 9 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

May 29. Camping and Hiking in the Cohutta Wilderness, northeast ..More.. Camping and Hiking in the Cohutta Wilderness, northeast of Chatsworth, Georgia.  We will camp Friday and Saturday nights at Lake Conasauga Campground, first come, first served.  Cannot reserve.  Thirty four beautiful small campsites along lake or in dense woods.  Arrive early to get a site.   Free primitive camping in field one mile away.  Bring water shoes, swimsuit, snorkel and snorkel mask.  $10.00 per campsite per night, fits one medium tent, two vehicles.  Bring cash and food.  No restaurants.  No showers.  Nearby Conasauga Lake.    Potable water at campsites.  Saturday we are hiking the Beech Bottom Trail to Jacks River Falls, 8 miles out and back, moderate.  After the hike we will snorkel in the Conasauga River.  Sunday we are hiking the Grassy Mountain Tower Trail via the Song Bird Trail, 4.6 miles, out and back, 480 ft. elevation change.    Contact Naullain Kendrick at naullain@hotmail.com for more information and to register. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net, for carpool leaving Thursday morning, May 28.    Directions to Conasauga Campground:   Take US Highway 411 north from Chatsworth, GA for 3 miles; turn right (east) at the traffic light in Eton, GA; follow Forest Service Road 18 (CCC Camp Road) east for 10 miles; turn left (northeast) on Forest Service Road 68 for 10 miles. Gravel roads.  Gas up before entering wilderness.  (Highland Rim)

May 30. South Cumberland State Park, Fiery Gizzard Trail to ..More.. South Cumberland State Park, Fiery Gizzard Trail to Raven’s Point, back via Dog Hole Trail; 9.5 miles, difficult;  meet 6:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; ∼131 miles to trail head. (Clarksville)

May 30. Short Springs Natural Area Work Day.  Meet at ..More.. Short Springs Natural Area Work Day.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot. Bring water, snacks, loppers or pruners and work gloves. Contact Tom Hartvigsen to let him know you can help, thartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Here is the To Do List.  Cut out tree tops from deadfalls and block the social trail that goes to the top of the rockhouse.  Apply sealer to the benches.  Scope out action required to block social trail that starts halfway up Machine Falls.  Trim back trees/bushes along trails that threaten head and eyes. (Highland Rim)

May 30. Possum Creek Gorge. Cumberland Trail. 9.6 miles. ..More.. Possum Creek Gorge. Cumberland Trail. 9.6 miles. Moderately strenuous. Heiss Mountain trailhead to Imodium Falls and back. (Murfreesboro)

May 30. Grundy Lakes and Grundy Forest Day Loop near Tracy ..More.. Grundy Lakes and Grundy Forest Day Loop near Tracy City. 3.5 total miles. Easy. Grundy Lakes is the site of the Lone Rock Coke Ovens where locally mined coal was converted to coke using convict labor until 1896. The coke ovens remain as a historic reminder of these times. The trail circles the largest of the four lakes and loops by remains of the Coke Ovens. This trail is 1.5 miles and rated easy. After lunch at the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City we will travel to the Grundy Forest Day Loop Trailhead. This short day loop gives an introduction to the Fiery Gizzard area, passing by small cascades, old CCC camp remains, and a couple of nice swimming holes. It meets up with the more difficult and dramatic Fiery Gizzard Trail midway through the loop. This trail is 2 miles and is rated easy.  You will need to bring money for lunch, sturdy walking shoes, and water. (Nashville)

May 30. Signal Mountain High School to Prentice Cooper Popular ..More.. Signal Mountain High School to Prentice Cooper Popular Springs and back.  Approximately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Bi-Lo parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m. (Soddy Daisy)

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