Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Sep 6. Columbia/Franklin

Sep 8. Plateau

Sep 12. Sumner Trails

Sep 20. Clarksville

7-day Hike Schedule

Aug 26. August 26-28 – Hiwassee Kayaking, Ocoee Whitewater ..More.. August 26-28 – Hiwassee Kayaking, Ocoee Whitewater Rafting, Lower Ocoee Flatwater Kayaking and Camping Weekend.   Camp at Gee Creek Campground, Campsite G6 August 26 and 27, Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Delano, TN.  Friday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET we will depart Gee Creek Campsite G6 for a Hiwassee River float from the Reliance Bridge to the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park boat ramp using our kayaks.  Saturday August 27 is Ocoee Whitewater Rafting.  Folks who do not enjoy whitewater can hike in Cherokee National Forest   Potential hikes are the Oswald Dome Trail near Reliance, TN, Big Frog Wilderness Hike near Ocoee Dam #3 and the Old Copper Road Trail which begins at the Ocoee Whitewater Center.  Sunday we will use our own kayaks to paddle the lower, “quieter” section of the Ocoee.   We will put in at Sugarloaf Boat launch below Ocoee Dam #1 (Parksville Lake Dam).   The takeout ramp is on the Hiwassee a few hundred yards upstream of the confluence of the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers.  The Sunday float is about six hours.   Contact Naullain if you need to borrow a kayak.   Contact Joan Hartvigsen soon to reserve space at the campsite, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 and to inquire about the Saturday hike. Contact Naullain Kendrick no later than August 15 to reserve a spot for whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River on August 27, naullain@hotmail.com.  Friday evening we will share a potluck dinner at the campsite.  Saturday evening we will eat at a restaurant.       (Highland Rim)

Aug 27. Cheek Bend Trail – August 27th Since the weather ..More.. Cheek Bend Trail – August 27th Since the weather has been rather ghastly, we thought we would try something low key.  The hike is 1.8 miles and considered easy. It should take about an hour to complete.  It is mostly shady and will be a summer hike.  The trail goes along the bluff overlooking the Duck River and includes a side trip through a cave.  You might want to bring a flashlight, water and a snack for the hike.  We will meet at McDonalds on 4908 Main Street, Spring Hill at 8:00 a.m. Please email Carolyn Watson at watsoncrt@yahoo.com if you are interested in going.  (Columbia/Franklin)

Aug 27. Rock Island State Park. Plan to hike a 3 mile trail ..More.. Rock Island State Park. Plan to hike a 3 mile trail and then a 1.6 mile lollypop trail. Rated strenuous at points due to elevation. Swimming is available at some points if you want to wade in. Wear good hiking shoes and bring a snack and water. (Murfreesboro)

Aug 27. Chapter Planning Meeting and cookout: Bring a list ..More.. Chapter Planning Meeting and cookout: Bring a list of hikes that you are interested in leading.  The hike coordinator position is open, be prepared to nominate someone for this position. E-mail or call Kathleen for information and to register.  (Upper Cumberland)

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