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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Calendar updated Jun 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2017 **  

6/24
Sat

Clarksville

Annual Picnic (bring a dish); Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville; 4:00 P.M. CT until dusk.

 

Suva Bastin 931.645-2849

6/24
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

Daily Walking Tours

Knowledgeable guides lead leisurely walking tours every hour on the hour.

These 1½ mile walking tours feature incredible formations, an historic 1812 saltpeter mine, a beautiful waterfall and gleaming pools.

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Time: 1.5 Hours

What To Expect:

Daily Walking Tours take about 1½  hours to complete. You need to arrive at least 15 minutes early to purchase tickets and visit the restroom. The cave is a constant and pleasant 56°, a light jacket may be needed.

Highlights:

  • View stalagmites and stalactites
  • The cave surface is dirt and rock, there are steps and slopes to walk up and down
  • Discover Tennessee’s largest show cave with the whole family
We will meet at 8:00 at Tollgate Medical Plaza, on Hwy 31 (Columbia Pike), just north of 840, drive to Cumberland Caverns (about one and 1/2 hours.  Bring picnic lunch (or if group desires we can eat out after the cave tour), water, etc. The cost of the cave walking trip is $21 per person payable to the cave.  Trails are moderate. Please call or email Cindy Whitt if you plan to join us. 

Phone 615.202.5761, email: Cindy.whitt@comcast.net

Please include a contact telephone number.

Cindy Whitt - cindy.whitt@comcast.net, 615.202.5761

6/24
Sat

East Tennessee

Cosby, TN - Gabes Mountain. Rated moderate.  This shuttle hike will take us through a forest of large trees and we’ll stop at one of the popular waterfalls along the way. Many former homesteads were in this area and are now piles of rocks. At 2.1 miles, we come to the spur trail that takes us to Hen Wallow Falls which is a great spot for a break.  At 4.8 miles, we arrive at campsite #34 where we’ll take another break. The next two creeks are rock hoppers, so pack water shoes just in case the water is high. At 6.6 miles, we come to an intersection of trails, and will turn right to walk the final mile to our car. Wear sturdy boots; bring water, lunch and money for carpooling. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush.

Garnett Rush
rushga01@yahoo.com
615-210-0660

6/24
Sat

Highland Rim

Greeter Falls/Boardtree Falls Hike and Friends of South Cumberland State Park Picnic, Stone Door Picnic Shelter.  Meet Ranger Aaron Reed at 8:30 a.m. at the Greeter Falls parking lot for a hike to Greeter Falls and Boardtree Falls.  Friends of South Cumberland State Park picnic is 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m. at Stone Door Picnic Shelter.  A main course, probably chicken and/or barbecue, drinks and a cake will be provided.   Bring a side dish or dessert.   Rock Climbing Demonstration and “Try It Out” at Stone Door from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for carpool information and to register for the picnic so the Friends know how many people might be coming for lunch.

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

6/24
Sat

Murfreesboro

Hike Cancelled. Window Cliffs State Natural Area is CLOSED Saturday due to high water levels in Cane Creek. Creek crossings are impassable and unsafe.  Located southwest of Cookeville, this 8 mile hike was rated difficult because of the elevation change and a number of crossings over Cane Creek. This hike will be rescheduled.

Tony Jones
tonjon1968@gmail.com
615-397-4463

6/24
Sat

Soddy Daisy

North Chick to Stevens Branch and back.  Approximately 9 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at WalMart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

John Politte (423-304-8327)

6/24
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Gregory Bald, Smoky Mountains. Hike is rated strenuous 12.4 miles. Gregory Ridge Trailhead to Backcountry Campsite 12, trail will climb 2000 feet for the next 3 miles reaching the Gregory Bald Trail junction. Register with Jeff. 

Jeff Graves
jagraves21@students.tntech.edu

6/26
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at One22West, 122 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.   Meeting at 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.   Program:  Dr. Michael Bradley’s book “Death in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Most Popular Park.”   Dr. Bradley has taught United States History at Motlow College since 1970.  He has hiked and camped in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 45 years.

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

6/27
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Cravens House.  Approximately 4 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.

Patricia Appleton (423-332-6517)

6/29
Thu

Nashville

 Date Changed! Now Thursday night - one day later than what is published in the TTA Newsletter. Vanderbilt University Campus, Nashville. An easy urban walk around the tree-shaded campus.  Route flexible  We will meet at 6 PM in the parking lot near Ted’s Montana Grill and Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream, 2817 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.  

Dianna Richter to register at 615-587-9633.

    ** July 2017 **  

7/1
Sat

Clarksville

No hike because of Independence Day.

 

N/A

7/1
Sat

Highland Rim

North Rim, Mountain Oak and North Plateau Trails.  Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Palmer, TN.  10 miles moderate.  The North Rim Trail and the North Plateau Trail combine to provide a walk with little elevation change that loops by numerous overlooks of Savage Gulf.  The North Rim Trail has more overlooks than any other trail on the South Cumberland plateau.  From these viewpoints we will see old growth forest in the bottom of the gorge and the junction of the three gulfs that make up the State Natural Area.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register and obtain carpool information.

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

7/1
Sat

Nashville

Virgin Falls State Natural Area.  DeRossett, TN. (11 miles east of Sparta). 8 miles. Moderate to strenuous. 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.  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. Carpool will leave the FedEx Office parking lot on Donelson Rd. at 7:30 AM. 

Nancy Juodenas at 615-319-8811 or njlj1011@gmail.com to register.

7/1
Sat

Soddy Daisy

No hike scheduled

7/4
Tue

Columbia/ Franklin

Due to Independence Day Holiday, there will not be a meeting of the Columbia/Franklin Chapter in July 2017.

7/4
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Independence Day

7/7-
7/9

Highland Rim

Camping at Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, 404 Spring Creek Road, Delano, TN.   Campsite G6, Gee Creek Campground.   Friday afternoon we will float the Hiwassee River from Reliance Bridge to Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park, 5 miles.  At 3:00 p.m. CT Friday we will leave Group Campsite G6 to drive to our launch at Reliance Bridge.  Saturday we will float the Hiwassee River from the Gee Creek Campground boat ramp to the Dentville Road Bridge. (aka Old Patty Road Bridge access).  This beautiful  8 mile Class I Float runs through forested hillsides.  The current is brisk and the water is deep, clear and clean!  The car shuttle is twenty miles roundtrip.    Sunday we will paddle on beautiful Parksville Lake (Lake Ocoee) against the backdrop of forested rolling hills in Cherokee National Forest.    We will use our own kayaks or canoes for all three activities.   Contact Joan Hartvigsen jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 early to reserve your space in the Group Campsite G6.  Friday evening we will share a potluck dinner at our campsite.  Saturday evening we will eat dinner at an Etowah restaurant, probably Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant, 331 N. Tennessee Avenue, Etowah, TN.  Please note that the original plan to paddle the Ocoee River from Ocoee Dam #1 (Sugarloaf Mountain Park) to Nancy Ward Grave Site State Park Boat Launch has changed.  The lower Ocoee River only has enough water to float on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, according to the folks at the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park. 

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

7/8
Sat

Clarksville

Overnight hike; Virgin Falls Natural Area, Virgin Falls Trail, 8 miles, difficult; meet  7:00 A,M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; 150miles to trail head.

Bob Lyon 931-648-2354

7/8
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

Beaman Park Nature Center
5911 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN. 37015
615-862-8580 Phone

Located in northwest Nashville near Joelton. This wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville’s park system and features a Highland Rim forest type, unique plant associations and species, and a rugged landscape with steep slopes, narrow hollows, and streams and waterfalls. Beaman Park is a rugged sanctuary of unique natural beauty where visitors can experience a peaceful connection with nature, view and learn about plants and wildlife, and realize the importance of preserving the natural world for future generations.

This wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville’s park system. The area was once known as Paradise Ridge, and while the beauty of the land might inspire one to envision paradise, the name actually comes from two early settlers, the Paradise brothers.

We will leave from McDonald’s in Spring Hill (4908 Columbia Hwy) at 7:30 a.m. to avoid some of the summer heat even though the park is well shaded.  Please contact Jane Coffey at 615.516.6551 or jecoffey0644@gmail.com

Jane Coffey:  jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551

7/8
Sat

Nashville

Twin Arches Loop, Big South Fork NRRA   Near Jamestown TN. Rated Difficult due to distance (5.5 miles) and rocky trail conditions.  From the Twin Arches trailhead on Divide Rd, we’ll hike the 0.7 mile connector to the Twin Arches Loop.  On the Loop we will pass the Twin Arches, the largest natural bridge complex in Tennessee, Charit Creek Lodge, and the abandoned Jakes Place homestead.  Options for dinner on the way back to Nashville.   Carpool will leave the FedEx Office parking lot on Donelson Rd. at 7:30 AM, arrive at trailhead 10 AM or later.  

Doug Burroughs at 615-587-0085 (please leave a message) or dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com to register.

7/8
Sat

Plateau

Cumberland Trail Devil’s Racetrack/Eagle Bluff, Caryville.  This is a moderate sometimes strenuous hike of 5.6 miles.  Starting at Eagle Bluff, we will follow the Devil’s Racetrack ridgeline to the overlook then descend almost 4,000 feet to Bruce Gap Trailhead in Caryville.  We will traverse several boulder fields, follow Bruce Creek with multiple cascades and waterfalls, and pass a large beaver pond.  Depart from Vanity Fair west parking lot at 7:30 AM.  Carpool cost is $8.  This hike will require a car shuttle.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.

 For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

7/8
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Nickajack Connector Trail.  Approximately 5 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.  $5 parking fee.

Donna Pyers (423-344-9271)

7/8
Sat

Sumner Trails

SATURDAY, JULY 8, BLUE HERON CRUISE.  The cruise is currently full. You may contact Al Ballenger to be placed on a waiting list in case of any cancellations.  Our chapter has booked the Blue Heron for a cruise on the Cumberland River, followed by lunch at Riverview Rest. Deposit with Sumner Trails required to secure reservation. Meet for carpooling at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT or at the park next to the Hwy 49 bridge in Ashland City at 9:45 CT. For further info contact River Rat Al at ballallenger@aol.com

 

 

Allen Ballenger
ballallenger@aol.com

7/8
Sat

Upper Cumberland

 July 8 - Brushy Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains - 11.8 MilesWe will begin our hike following the Porters Creek Trail.  We will pass several old stone walls and the Ownby cemetery before reaching a footbridge (mile 1.0).  Those who want may take a short detour from here to visit the historic John Messer farm site.  Continuing along the Brushy Mountain Trail, we will begin are ascent up the northern slopes of Mt. LeConte.  After approximately 4.5 miles we will reach the Trillium Gap trail junction (mile 5.5).  Turning right and following the Brushy Mountain Trail will lead us through a tunnel of rhododendron and mountain laurel before reaching Brushy Mountain summit (mile 5.9).  Brushy Mountain offers spectacular views of the eastern flank of the Great Smokey Mountains, including Charlies Bunion and Greenbrier valley.  We will return along the same trail for a total of 11.8 miles.  Those interested in a shorter hike may choose to remain on the Porters Creek Trail following it past Fern Branch Falls to Backcountry Campsite 31 for a total of 7.4 miles. This hike is rated strenuous due to distance and elevation gain.  Bring hiking boots, snacks, water, and lunch. The hike leader will be traveling from Oak Ridge, so please register to be informed of possible changes or cancellations.  You can meet us in the JCPenney’s parking lot in Cookeville at 6:00am CT.  For information and to register, contact Jeff Graves at jagraves21@students.tntech.edu

Jeff Graves
jagraves21@students.tntech.edu

7/11
Tue

Murfreesboro

Chapter Meeting - 7:00 pm Barfield Park Wilderness Station. Chapter members Geoff and Patty Hull will take us through their recent trip to northern Wales. They will share photos and stories of their hike through iron age hill forts, rugged seacoasts, castles, Roman ruins and peacefull river valleys. 

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

7/11
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Big Soddy Gulf.  Approximately 6 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

Patricia Appleton (423-332-6517)

7/11
Tue

Sumner Trails

Tuesday, July 11th, 5pm White House Greenway Hike. Lynn Takacs will lead a late afternoon/early evening hike on a portion of the White House Greenway. Meet at the trail head, White House High School (508 Tyree Springs Rd) at 5pm or plan to carpool from Hendersonville Glenbrook Kroger parking lot. This hike should take about an hour to an hour and a half. After the hike, we will dine in White House. Contact: Lynn Takacs, lynntakacs@comcast.net.

 Lynn Takacs, lynntakacs@comcast.net.

7/15
Sat

Clarksville

Long Hunter State Park, Bryant Cove Trail 4 miles out and 4 miles back, moderate; meet 8:00 A,M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; 63 miles to trail head.   

 

Kathy Robertson 931- 216-5797

7/15
Sat

East Tennessee

Big Creek GSMNP – We will hike from the Big Creek Trailhead to Walnut Bottoms, gaining about 1300 feet in about 5.1 miles (10.2 miles round trip).  The hike is rated as moderate due to the length.  We will take our time.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other appropriate clothing, a lunch or snack, something to drink and a camera.  There are some nice swimming holes for those so inclined.  We will meet in the Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for carpooling, leaving at 8:30am ET and stopping at the Cracker Barrel at Strawberry Plains Pike and leaving at 9:00 am ET for those who would prefer to meet there.  We recommend that riders in a carpool pay the driver 8 cents for each mile.  Round trip distance from Knoxville is 148 miles (.08 X148 = 11.84).  From Strawberry Plains Pike the mileage is 114 (.08 X 114 = 9.12).  After the hike, plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  For specific information about the hike, please call Tom Cressler before July 14.

Tom Cressler
865-974-4422
865-588-5622 (leave message)
cressler@utk.edu

7/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Duck River Float from below Normandy Dam to Three Forks Bridge.  Portage around Cortner Mill Dam required. Total length is 8.5 miles.  Paddlers wanting a shorter float can take out at Dement  Bridge.  We will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. CT at Damron’s Restaurant, 714 E. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.  Damron’s is located on East Lincoln Street just beyond East Lincoln Elementary School.  We will meet below Normandy Dam at 9:15 a.m. to organize our shuttle.  We plan to complete our shuttle and begin our float at 10:00 a.m.  Bring water and lunch.  We will eat our packed lunch below Cortner Mill Dam after the portage.  Contact Tom Bentley to register.  htbentley@lighttube.net or 931-455-5849. 

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-455-5849

7/15
Sat

Nashville

Warner Parks, Nashville TN.  9 miles.  Difficult. Meet at 8:00 am the Edwin Warner Park Nature Center - entrance off Hwy 100 just south/west of Old Hickory. We will hike the Harpeth Woods Trail (blue trail) for 2.5 miles, the Cane Connector (the candy cane trail for 2 miles RT) and the Mossy Ridge Trail (the red trail) for 4.5 miles.  

Betty Magee at monetfan455@yahoo.com or 615-319-5394 to register.

7/15
Sat

Plateau

Big South Fork (BSF), Grand Gap Loop, Oneida.   This is a 6.8 mile moderate rim trail hike among cliffs and boulders with spectacular views of the BSF Gorge.  Depart from Cracker Barrel back parking lot at 7:30 AM.  Carpool cost is $7.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

7/15
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Flipper Bend.  Approximately 8 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at WalMart parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

John Politte (423-304-8327)

7/15
Sat

Upper Cumberland

15 Elk River float Dickey Bridge to Frito Lay takes out. Bring kayaks, canoes or outfitter nearby. Meet 9:30 am Dickey Bridge near Kelso. Bring lunch and water. Joette Carter  256.509.0918

J. Carter

7/18
Tue

Clarksville

Monthly Chapter Meeting, 6:00 P.M. CT, Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd, Clarksville.

Ken Johnson 865-803-4371

7/18
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Signal Mountain High School loop.  Approxiately 3-1/2 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food City parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.

Kathy Daniels (931-265-1661)

7/19
Wed

Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Greenway Trail. Wednesday hike. 3 miles rated easy.  We’ll hike the newest section from the Central Valley trailhead to the Walter Hill trailhead. Due to the steep hill at the end, a shuttle will be available for anyone who wants to do only the first 1.5 miles. Meet at the Central Valley Road trailhead at 8:00 am. Bring snacks and water.

Jennifer Zahn
jenzahn@gmail.com
615-943-8853

7/22
Sat

Clarksville

Harpeth River Canoe and Kayak Float, 13 miles; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; 42 miles to starting point.    

 

Bob Lyon 931.648.2354

7/22
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Chickamauga Battlefield.  Approximately 7 miles.  Moderate.  Meet at Food CIty parking lot in Red Bank at 8 a.m.

George Bonneau (423-596-5972)

7/23
Sun

Murfreesboro

Stones River Paddle. Murfreesboro. Walter Hill Dam to the Mona Boat Ramp. 5.5 miles. This section is free flowing before slowing down as the river widens into the backwater of Percy Priest Lake. We’ll see beautiful rock formations along the river on this easy paddle. Meet at the Walter Hill Dam area at 10:00 am and a short car shuttle will have to be set up. Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch.

Tony Jones
tonjon1968@gmail.com
615-397-4463

7/24
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner is 5:00 p.m. at Applebee’s, 1957 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center. 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Rick Phelps will present a program on the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy (SAHC).  Since 1974 the SAHC has conserved over 70,000 acres of unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland and scenic beauty of the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com
931-581-9906

7/25
Tue

Soddy Daisy

River walk.  Approximately 6 miles.  Meet at the Wheland Foundary Trail Head located newr 3200 St Elmo Avenue and Watson Street at 8 a.m.  Parking at the St Elmo Avenue Terminus of the Riverwalk.

William Smith (423-580-2918)

7/29
Sat

Clarksville

 ‘Cooling at the Cave’; Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, Clarksville; Music, Board Games, Fellowship, Refreshments; 3:00 P.M. CT until 6:00 P.M.

N/A

7/29
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Short Springs Natural Area parking lot.  Bring water, snacks and work gloves.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen to let her know you can help. jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931962-0811.

 

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

7/29
Sat

Nashville

Nashville urban hike. about 3-4 miles.  At 8:00 am we will meet at the northern end of Bicentennial Mall, just northeast of farmer’s market. There is a circle of carillon bells at the end of the park near Jefferson Street and that is our start point.  Various free parking is nearby.  We will walk towards downtown through the park, pause at the fountains and then uphill to the state capitol while it is relatively cool.   Enjoying the sights from the beautiful capitol, we will continue over to the War Memorial Building and then east on Union Street to the Public Square of Nashville, pass through the mist of some fountains and climb the City Square Observation Deck, where a view toward the river is provided. We then will hike north to the 1st Tennessee Ballpark.  Continuing to Jefferson Street, with a view of the new Tennessee State Museum under construction, the hike will conclude with an opportunity to visit the Farmers Market for refreshments.   

Tom Vickstrom, tomzinger55 @gmail.com or 615-405-6713

7/29
Sat

Soddy Daisy

Snow Falls.  Approxiately 10 miles.  Strenuous.  Meet at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8 a.m.

John Politte (43-304-8327)

7/29
Sat

Upper Cumberland

- Mount Sterling, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee, NC. First we will ascend 1950 feet along the Mount Sterling Trail 2.7 miles to the fire tower atop the mountain. The views are among the best in the park. On a clear day Balsam Mountain to the west, Mount Guyot, Mount Cammerer to the northwest, Max Patch to the east, and the Cataloochee Valley to the south can all be seen. We will then descend 4130 feet over the next 6.2 miles on the Baxter Creek Trail to Big Creek. The hike is rated strenuous because of the elevation changes. Bring snacks, water, and lunch. You can meet us at 7:00 am CT in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville. For information and to register contact Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

Richard Savage

    ** August 2017 **  

8/10
Thu

Plateau

Chapter meeting – Chapter meeting, First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville. Dinner at LaCosta’s Restaurant, 138 The Crossings, Crossville at 5 pm CT.  Program:  John Wigginton’s AT hike. 

Contact Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436 for additional information. 

8/12
Sat

Plateau

BSF Honey Creek Loop.   This is a moderate 5.7 mile hike among fabulous rock cliffs, waterfall and a cave.  One of the top scenic hikes in BSF.  Depart from Cracker Barrel back parking lot at 7:30am.  Carpool cost is $7.    Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

 For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

8/26
Sat

Plateau

Smokies-Gabes Mountain Trail. This is moderate in and out 6-7 mile hike crossing several streams on foot logs to Hen Wallow Falls. Bring water shoes just in case. The trail passes many homesites and rock piles, a side trail leads to two former chimneys, the M.A. Ramsay 73 acre farmstead is not far from here. A short steep spur trail goes to the base of the falls where there are rocks to sit on for lunch. At Lower Falling Branch is a series of cascades. To the right of the main cascade is a wet cave. Depart from Vanity Fair west parking lot at 7:30am. Carpool cost is $8. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For more information and to register contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436.

8/26
Sat

Sumner Trails

August 26th - Peeler Park-Madison.  The Peeler Park Greenway is a short, multi-use trail that runs along the river through the wooded Peeler Park.  You may also catch a glimpse of a remote-controlled plane or two being piloted from the R/C Airfield within the park.  Meet for carpooling at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 9 AM CT.  For further info contact Shirley Hall, Hike Leader.

Shirley Hall shall958@bellsouth.net

    ** September 2017 **  

9/5
Tue

Columbia/ Franklin

September 5, 2017

Chapter Meeting

The meeting will be held at the Barnabas Center at 506 Fair Street, Franklin, TN 37064.  The Barnabas Center is located behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The Barnabas Center has a small working kitchen so you can bring your own food and microwave it if you choose. If you like, you can join us earlier than the 7:00 pm meeting time to eat and chat with other members of the chapter. We will be planning our future monthly hikes, and discussing "all things hiking."

Contacts:         Jane Coffey:  jecoffey0644@gmail.com
                      Marvin Caine:  mlcaine@aol.com

 

9/14
Thu

Plateau

Plateau Chapter Cookout at Meadow Park Lake from 5-7PM. Meal will start around 5:30 pm. Bring your own meat to grill, beverage and covered dish or dessert to share. Charcoal grills will be ready for grilling by 5:00 pm. Plates, plastic ware, cups, napkins will be provided. 

Contact Carol Quattrociocchi at Quattrociocchi@frontiernet.net or 931-484-4230 or Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or 931-200-7436 for additional information.

9/30
Sat

Memphis

Lovitt Trail behind Lowe’s off Germantown Rd
                                   

Janet Sheahan, 901-761-0705

    ** October 2017 **  

10/7
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby Forest – Chickasaw Bluff & Pioneer Springs N-S
                                   

Wayne Simpson,
   w.simpson1@comcast.net,
   901-385-1988

10/13-
10/15

TTA

TTA Annual Meeting
DuBose Conference Center
Monteagle, TN

Host Chapters:
Murfreesboro
Highland Rim
Columbia/Franklin

10/21
Sat

Memphis

TBD

10/28
Sat

Memphis

Shiloh Compass Hike – 5 mile
                                    

Wayne Simpson,
   w.simpson1@comcast.net,
   901-385-1988

    ** November 2017 **  

11/4
Sat

Memphis

Lucius Burch Natural Area – Germantown parking lot
                                  

  Janet Sheahan, 901-761-0705

11/11
Sat

Memphis

Tishomingo State Park 
                           
 

Kam Hipkins, 901-299-8359

11/18
Sat

Memphis

Lovitt Woods Trail behind Lowe’s off Germantown Road

Janet Sheahan, 901-761-0705
 

11/25
Sat

Memphis

Herb Parsons Lake State Park, Fisherville
 
 

TBD

    ** December 2017 **  

12/2
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby Forest – Woodland Trail

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