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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Calendar updated Jan 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** January 2019 **  

1/19
Sat

Clarksville

Dunbar Cave SNA, Discovery Trail, 2.5 miles, moderate; meet 8:30A.M. CT at the trail head near the picnic table.

 

Dona Fondren 931-472-5185

1/19
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

Timberland Park – Williamson County Parks & Recreation - January 19, 2019 at Noon. 
Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 437.2 (South of the SR Highway 96 entrance), Franklin, TN 37064 

Timberland Park sits on 72 acres that were donated to Williamson County by the State of TN.  It is located just south of the SR Highway 96 entrance to the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 437.2.  The park trails are old logging roads that have been left intact over the years, with the addition of new trails.

Contact Ray Edge if you are interested in attending this hike. 

Ray Edge:  edgewoodray0514@gmail.com or 931.286.5020.

1/19
Sat

East Tennessee

Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Fall, GSMNP - This hike will be along Lynns Camp Creek and is rated moderate.  The trail gains about 1100 feet and is on an old railroad bed with about a 5.5 percent grade.  At about mile 2 we will see an old vehicle, not much left of it.  According to someone who worked at the CCC camp the vehicle is an old Cadillac that belonged to the supervisor and when it quit running it was pushed off the road and left to rust away.  At about mile 3 are the remains of the Middle Prong CCC Camp.  The one-way distance to the falls is slightly less than 4 miles.  For carpooling, we will meet at Central Baptist Church in Bearden and leave there at 8:30 am ET.  Another meeting place will be in Maryville’s Brown’s Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic and we will leave there at 9:00 am ET.  Be sure to bring snacks, drink and dollars for carpooling.  For any questions, contactTom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
865-974-4422
cressler@utk.edu
865.588.5622 (leave message)

1/19
Sat

Highland Rim

Big Frog Trail to summit of Big Frog Mountain. Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee District. 10 miles round trip, moderate. This ridge line hike offers outstanding views of the surrounding mountains, including the Cohutta Wilderness to the south and the Tennessee Valley to the west. The trailhead is located off Hwy 64 near Ocoee Powerhouse No. 3 and Thunder Rock Campground. Contact Joan Hartvigsen for carpool information. Bring water, lunch, snacks, headlamp, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots. Dress for the weather!

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

1/19
Sat

Memphis

Jan 19, Nesbit Park in Bartlett

Meet at 8:45 a.m. in Nesbit Park parking lot.  We will hike the white trail with possible additions for a total of 6 to 6.5 miles. One ravine crossing is part of this trail (we may have to cross through water) so wear hiking boots.  Bring water and a snack and allow 3 hours for this hike. Nesbit Park is on Yale Road in Bartlett between Bartlett Blvd and Old Brownsville Rd on the north side of Yale. Rain will cancel this hike.  

After the hike all are welcome to come to Sweetpeas’ (home cooking) in Bartlett for lunch.

Hike Location:  Nesbit Park is on Yale Road between Bartlett Blvd and Old Brownsville Rd on the north side of Yale.

 

 Contact: charlie.bright2010@gmail.com

1/19
Sat

Memphis

Jan 19, Nesbit Park in Bartlett

Meet at 8:45 a.m. in Nesbit Park parking lot.  We will hike the white trail with possible additions for a total of 6 to 6.5 miles. One ravine crossing is part of this trail (we may have to cross through water) so wear hiking boots.  Bring water and a snack and allow 3 hours for this hike. Nesbit Park is on Yale Road in Bartlett between Bartlett Blvd and Old Brownsville Rd on the north side of Yale. Rain will cancel this hike.  

After the hike all are welcome to come to Sweetpeas’ (home cooking) in Bartlett for lunch.

Hike Location:  Nesbit Park is on Yale Road between Bartlett Blvd and Old Brownsville Rd on the north side of Yale.

 

 Contact: charlie.bright2010@gmail.com

1/19
Sat

Nashville

CANCELLED due to rain.
Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns TN. Overnight Trail. 10.5 miles. Strenuous.
  Wooded terrain with some hills. The trail passes by several lakes, a historic cabin and church, and historic iron ore pits.  Bring water, snacks/lunch, boots, and clothing appropriate for the weather that day. There is an option after the hike to stop for food at the State Park Inn dining room or somewhere on the way back to town.     Meeting Place: WalMart near 7044 Charlotte Pike parking lot just north of I-40.  Meeting Time: 7:30 AM. Or meet at the park at 8:30 .

 

Contact Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or (615) 587-0085 (leave a message) for more information and to register.

1/19
Sat

Plateau

East Lakeshore Trail, Jackson Bend Branch, Tellico Lake, Lenoir City. This is a new hike for us. This is a 5.2 mile moderate hike along the lake. Depart from Southwest parking lot of the VF outlet mall on Interstate Drive at 8:00 am CT.  Carpool cost is $6. Bring water, lunch and snacks.

information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or  text/call 931-267-2243.

1/19
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 19, Saturday Prentice Cooper (Snoopers Rock to Natural Bridge & return). Moderately Strenuous. About 6 miles. Meet at Red Bank Food City @ 8:30 am. Hike Leader - Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654

Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654

1/21
Mon

Clarksville

Martin Luther King’s Birthday; LBL, Canal Loop Trail; 11.0 miles, difficult due to length; meet 7:00 A.M. CT, Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; 77 miles to trail head.

 

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

1/22
Tue

Nashville

Program Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN. 7:00. Randy Hedgepath, State Naturalist for the Tennessee State Parks will show slides and talk about his favorite State Parks.  If you’ve hiked with Randy or heard one of his talks, you know you have something to look forward to.  If you haven’t heard him, come to the meeting and learn how Randy earned his reputation!

Doug Burroughs: dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or (615) 587-0085 

1/22
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 22, Tuesday- East segment of Gahuti Loop at Ft. Mtn. Will leave a car at the bottom of the mountain so drivers can return to get cars at the top. Meet in the parking lot behind the Wendy’s at the East Ridge Exit off of I-24. Just take a left across the bridge that goes back over the highway and go 1 or two bocks till you see the Wendy’s sign on the left. Hike Trish Appleton 423-332-6517

Trish Appleton 423-332-6517

1/23
Wed

Plateau

CT Devils Breakfast Table North, Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, Crossville, TN.  We will hike 7 miles into the Daddy’s Creek Gorge and arrange for a 1 mile car shuttle so that we do not have to retrace our steps. The trail is difficult due to the elevation change and lots of rock steps. From the trailhead, the trail proceeds down "a thousand steps" through Daddy’s Creek gorge under sheer bluffs. After a mile, the trail rises out of the canyon and remains on the top of the bluff. There are a couple of overlooks that provide a view of the gorge before the trail goes back down into the gorge on the way to the junction of Daddy’s Creek and the Obed River. Wear good hiking shoes or boots; bring water, lunch and snacks.  Depart from Southwest parking lot of the VF outlet mall on Interstate Drive at 8:00 am CT. Gas cost is $3. Those in the Fairfield Glade area may join the caravan at 8:15 am at the 4-way stop at the intersection of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive. 

Contact Curt Thomas for more info at: curtethomas@frontiernet.net or Phone: 931-260-2140.

1/26
Sat

Clarksville

Rotary Park, Clarksville, 3 miles, moderate; meet 8:30 A.M. CT, first shelter on left after entering park.

   

 

Renatte Gillis 931-624-3148

1/26
Sat

Highland Rim

Jim & Marietta Poteet’s 17th Annual Chilly Chili Hike. We will meet at the Sherwood Forest Trailhead at 10:00 a.m. CT. Directions will be sent out later. Be prepared for possible bushwhacking. The hike is 3 miles and rated moderate because a portion of the hike may be off trail. Sherwood Forest Trail is the newest trail in South Cumberland State Park. There are fabulous views of Lost Cove. If you are not hiking please meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Poteet’s house for our chili lunch. The gate code to enter Cliff Tops will be sent later. We will serve three different kinds of chili, cornbread and brownies with several kinds of beverages (soda, coffee, beer, wine). Please email or call Marietta if you plan to attend. Please feel free to bring a side dish to go with the above menu or a dessert. If you are hiking, bring water and a snack, hiking sticks and hiking boots and dress for the weather. The Poteets’ address inside Cliff Tops is 525 Huckleberry Place, Monteagle, TN.

931-924-7666
nannietta@blomand.net

1/26
Sat

Highland Rim

Dinner & Chapter Meeting.

Dinner at 5:00 p.m. One22West Restaurant, 122 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.

Meeting at  7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma. We will plan hikes, camping trips and floats for 2019.

1/26
Sat

Murfreesboro

17th Annual Poteet Chilly Chili Hike hosted by Jim and Marietta Poteet. Sherwood Forest. 3 miles moderate due to possible off trail hiking.
This hike may include some bushwhacking, so be prepared. Sherwood Forest is the newest trail in the South Cumberland State Park. There are fabulous views of Lost Cove.
We will  meet at 10:00 am CST at the Sherwood Forest Trailhead. If you are not hiking, meet at the Poteet’s house at 12:30 pm CST for a chili lunch. A code to enter the gate will come later. The Poteet’s will serve three different kinds of chili, cornbread, brownies and a variety of beverages. Bring a side dish to share.
Please email or call Marietta if you plan to attend.

Marietta Poteet
931-924-7666
nannietta@blomand.net

1/26
Sat

Nashville

Carpool to the Poteets’ Chilly Chili Hike in Monteagle / Sewanee.  Hike the new Sherwood Forest Acquisition, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park.  (See the Highland Rim Chapter section for full description, including for the chili and pot luck afterward.)  For car pooling, meet at 8:00 AM at the Floor & Decor (formerly Target) parking lot off exit 59, I-24 - 5330 Cane Ridge Rd, Antioch, TN 37013.    

Doug Burroughs at dougburroughs@tennessee.usa.com or leave a message at 615-587-0085 for more information about carpooling 

1/26
Sat

Plateau

Grassy Cove History Tour and Hike. Martha Kemmer Hale will tell us the history of Grassy Cove. Martha is fifth generation living in the cove. Then we will hike to Banshee Cave and to the Salt Peter Cave (if we can find it) at the base of Brady Mountain. Depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church, Rt 127 South, in Crossville at 9:00am CT. Carpool cost is $2.

To sign-up or for additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or  text/call 931-267-2243

1/26
Sat

Soddy Daisy

January 26, Saturday. Flippers Bend. About 8 miles. Moderately Strenuous. Meet at Soddy Daisy Walmart @ 8:30 am. Hike Leader - John Politte. 423-304-8327.

 John Politte. 423-304-8327.

1/26
Sat

Sumner Trails

SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 2019: ASHLAND CITY BICENTENNIAL GREENWAY. 4 miles - EASY. Meet 9:00 AM. This hike is a classic Rails-To-Trails Greenway.  Back in the early 1900’s the Tennessee Central Railroad chugged along this route going from Nashville to Clarksville where it connected to the big Illinois Central Railway. The old T.C. ceased operating in 1968, but you can still see evidence of the railway which eventually became the greenway. This greenway is as flat as any hike you have ever been on and paved all the way, which makes it a nice winter walk. For the first portion of the trai,l there is swamp on the left and steep bluff on the right, but then the trail enters more of an open landscape for the last portion crossing several bridges over creeks and over water from the Sycamore Creek embayment. The highlight of this trail is the iconic large iron trestle bridge over Sycamore Creek.  After the hike, we’ll go to lunch at Riverview Restauant overlooking the Cumberland River. Meet for carpooling at Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church parking lot at 9 AM CT or at the Mark’s Creek trailhead at 10 AM CT . For directions or further info contact Choo Choo Al at ballallenger@aol.com.

 

Choo Choo Al at ballallenger@aol.com

1/26
Sat

Upper Cumberland

  • January 26, Jamestown TN. Pogue Creek Canyon.
    We will do a shuttle hike of about 5 miles from the Mesa Top Trailhead on Black Mt Road to the loop Trailhead via the Upper Canyon Trail.
    Features include overlooks of Pogue Creek, 2 Arches, and fantastic cliff wall textures and formations. There are 2 staircases and a ladder to climb along the way.
    There are a few very short climbs that are strenuous but overall the trail is moderate difficulty. Meet at 8 am at Penny’s in Cookeville.
    Bring water, lunch and snacks and dress for uncertain weather. To register contact.Lillian Ey at eyintn@hotmail.com or 615 478-7461
     

Lillian Ey at eyintn@hotmail.com or 615 478-7461

1/29
Tue

Soddy Daisy

January 29, Tuesday- Lower trails at Reflection Riding with Chickamauga Park Historian, Jim Ogden giving commentary on events that took place in this area leading up to The Battle of Lookout Mountain.  This will be followed next month by a hike from Reflection Riding to Craven’s House also with commentary by Jim on the battle that took place in that area. Meet at Food City Red Bank at 8:30 am or Reflection Riding at 9:00 am. Hike leader Jim Ogden. Contact Trish at 332-6517.

1/30
Wed

Plateau

Stinging Fork State Natural Areas and Soak Creek, Spring City, TN. These two hikes are being combined to give a total hiking distance of about 7 miles or less.  Stinging Fork State Natural Area features a 35-foot waterfall and cascade at the end of the 1 ½ mile trail. Due to some elevation gain and possibly slick rocks, the hike is rated moderate to difficult.  Wear boots, bring lunch, water and snacks. Depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church, Rt 127 South, in Crossville at 8:00am CT. Carpool cost is $4. Pack water and snack.

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or  text/call 931-267-2243.

1/31
Thu

Columbia/ Franklin

January 31, 2019 – Old Stone Fort, Manchester, TN – Hike at 9 am.

The Old Stone Fort was built during the Middle Woodland Period, 1,500-2,000 years ago. Native Americans used this area continuously for about 500 years, eventually leaving it abandoned. By the time European settlers arrived, it was unclear of what the area had been used for which resulted in it being misnamed as a fort. In 1966, the state of Tennessee purchased 400 acres of the Chumley estate as the core of what is now Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park.

The park is home to an abundance of activities for guests to enjoy. The main hiking trail follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. The trail threads through dramatic scenery where you can see the original entrance of the fort which was designed to face the exact spot on the horizon where the sun rises during the summer solstice. Visitors can learn about the Old Stone Fort on this hike with twelve interpretive panels as well as enjoying the areas graceful waterfalls.

Contact Jane Coffey for information on this hike.

Jane Coffey:  jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551

    ** February 2019 **  

2/2
Sat

Clarksville

Hopkinsville Greenway; 4.5 miles out and back, easy; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; 24 miles to trail head

Ryan Dowdy 615-925-1796

2/2
Sat

Plateau

Cherokee NF-Bald River Gorge Trail.  Long hike: This is an easy 6 mile one-way hike from the Holly Flats Campsite on Forest Road 126 to Bald River Falls Trailhead.  Plan for a long car shuttle.  Short hike:  In-and-out 4 mile easy hike.  Depart VF Outlet Mall at 8am CT.  Carpool cost is $10. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

 Contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243 for more info.

2/2
Sat

Soddy Daisy

February 2, Saturday - Retro Hughes Rd to Rock Creek Bridge and return. Moderately strenuous. About 5 miles. Meet at Durham Street Soddy Daisy @830 am. Hike leader is Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

Tom McElhone. 805-208-4654.

2/2
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

2/2
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Feb 2   DeRosset, Tn. Bridgestone Wildlife Management Area and Virgin Falls State Natural Area. We will hike the Amber’s Den Trail to Welch’s Point. Then we will descend under the bluff to visit some Doghole coal mines beneath the Welch’s Point bluffline via old roadbeds. Continuing along the roadbed we will reach Laurel Creek along the boundary between the WMA and Virgin Falls SNA. We will cross Laurel Creek at a location dependent upon water level and follow the Virgin Falls trail to the trail to Martha’s Pretty Point. Then we will follow the new ridgetop trail to the Virgin Falls parking lot. Hike will be about 8 miles, rated moderate and require a short shuttle. Depending on water level there may be a short walk through the woods without roadbed or trail. Roadbeds may be somewhat eroded; please wear hiking footware, bring lunch, snacks and water.  Meet at Penny’s in Cookeville at 8 am. For information and to register contact Lillian Ey at 615 478-7461 or eyintn@hotmail.com.

Lillian Ey at 615 478-7461 or eyintn@hotmail.com.

2/5
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 5, Tuesday- John Muir Trail from Childer’s Creek TH to picnic area and back. About 5 miles easy. Drive to Powerhouse and cross bridge to explore more of the Hiwassee area. Meet at Food City Ooltewah at 8:30 am. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton- 332-6517.

Trish Appleton- 332-6517.

2/6
Wed

Plateau

Fall Creek Falls State Park near Pikeville, TN.  Short Hike: 5 moderate miles on Upper Loop Trail from Newton Ford Picnic Area to the Backcountry Trailhead Parking area.  Long Hike:  5 mi Upper Loop Trail plus 1.5 mi down Lower Loop Trail to the Nature Center.  The hikers doing the short hike will go pick up the cars and meet the long hikers at the Nature Center.  Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply West Ave and Emerson in Crossville. Carpool cost is $6. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, at plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

2/7
Thu

Plateau

Plateau Chapter Meeting.  This a working meeting for the Annual Conference.  Bring your ideas for fundraising, hike suggestions and speakers.  Bring your own dinner. Meet at 5pm CT at First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  

Contact Chapter Chair, Bruce Whitehead, 941-716-3620 or email plateau@tennesseetrails.org  for information.

2/7
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 7. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails.   3.2 or 7.3 miles. Hike begins 9:30 AM at Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling,  meet at 9am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 

 

 

Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

2/9
Sat

Clarksville

Fort Donelson National Battlefield, hike around the battlefield. Also hike out and back to the Fort Donelson National Cemetery, 5.5 total miles, moderate; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; 30 miles to trail head. 

 

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

2/9
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

February 9, 2019 – Buggy Top Trail, Sewanee, TN – 9 a.m.

Buggy Top Trail to Lost Cove Cave is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sewanee, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.  Please note this trail is located in the Carter State Natural Area at South Cumberland State Park.

We will meet at 8 a.m. at Tollgate Medical Plaza.  Ray Edge will be leading the hike.  For those not in the chapter, we can meet them at 9 a.m. at the trail head.

Ray Edge:  edgewoodray0514@gmail.com or phone at 931.286.5020.

 

2/9
Sat

Highland Rim

Foster Falls Hike, South Cumberland State Park.  498 Foster Falls Road, Sequatchie, TN.  Trailhead is located off U.S. Hwy 41 about halfway between Tracy City and Jasper, TN.    About 6 miles, moderate.  Steep and rocky in some sections.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, head lamp, hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  From the Foster Falls observation deck we will descend to the plunge pool and base of 60 ft. Foster Falls in a steep walled gorge.  Our hike then skirts sandstone cliffs and hemlock lined Little Gizzard Creek.  We will steeply ascend to the top of the bluff and reach Fiery Gizzard Trail.  We will continue on Fiery Gizzard Trail to Laurel Gorge.  We will enjoy our lunch on Laurel Gorge Bridge.  We will then return on the Fiery Gizzard Trail, enjoying many sweeping panoramic views of the Gorge and Foster Falls. 

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

2/9
Sat

Nashville

Warner Parks. BEGINNER HIKE-Nashville TN. 2 miles. easy. 1:00 pm-Meet at Warner Park Nature Center-This is a beginner hike, great for people new to hiking,  We will hike a 2 mile loop from the Nature Center on the trail and on the greenway. Good for people of all ages so bring the kids! Everyone should wear hiking boots, and bring water and a snack. 

Linda Latter, hike leader:615-419-4845 or lindaalatter@yahoo.com.

2/9
Sat

Soddy Daisy

February 9, Saturday - Heiss Mtn Rd to Little Possum Creek bridge and return. Moderately strenuous. About 7.5 miles. Meet at Durham St., Soddy Daisy, Tn @ 8:30 am. Hike leader John Politte. 423-304-8327.

John Politte. 423-304-8327.

2/9
Sat

Sumner Trails

Saturday, February 9. Bearwaller Gap Trail. 4.6 Miles. Moderate.

The trail is named after Black Bears (used to be in middle TN) wallowing in the woods. Located near Carthage, TN.  Starting at Tater Knob Overlook, the 4.6 mile hike will be 2.3 miles out with one .3 mile hill (grade 5%-24%) to Two Prong Campground and back with one .4 mile hill (grade 8%-25%). Moderate rating with well marked trail composed of rock, roots, and dirt. Beautiful Cumberland River views.  Bring hiking shoes, hiking poles, water, and snacks. After the hike, we will eat lunch at Ebel’s in Carthage.

 To carpool, meet at 9am at the Gallatin Wal-Mart, 1112 Nashville Pike, near Chick-Fil-A or meet at 10am at the Tater Knob Overlook trailhead.  Call 615-719-0031 if you are meeting at the trailhead.

From Gallatin drive 30 miles east on TN 25. Turn left onto TN 80.  Drive 2.6 miles and turn right onto TN 85. Drive 1.6 miles and turn right onto TN 263. Drive 1.7 miles and turn left into Tater Knob Overlook/Bearwaller Gap Trail. 

Contact: Les Cleveland, Phone/Text: 615-719-0031, email: lescleve@gmail.com

2/11
Mon

Sumner Trails

Easy Greenway Hike


Monday. February 11.  10:30. Town Creek Greenway,  Gallatin. 3.8 miles. Easy. We will start in downtown Gallatin at the Municipal Parking lot, continue onto the new section of Town Creek Greenway for 1.9 miles to the entrance at Triple Creek Park, and return to downtown. After the hike, we  will eat at Swaney Swift’s on the square. The Greenway walking surface is composed of concrete and asphalt. Walking shoes are fine. Dress warmly. Meet at the Municipal Parking lot, which is between City Hall, 132 W Main St., and Chubb’s Restaurant, 122 W Franklin St. For more more information or questions, contact Richard Fite at  fiteR47@yahoo.com or  615-804-0765.

Richard Fite  fiteR47@yahoo.com or  615-804-0765.

2/12
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 12, Tuesday- Piney River Trail from Newby Branch Forrest Camp to Spider’s Den and back. About 5 miles, moderate.  Meet at Durham St. Soddy Daisy at 8:30 am Hike Leader Trish Appleton-332-6517.

 Trish Appleton-332-6517.

2/13
Wed

Plateau

Fall Creek Falls State Park near Pikeville, TN.  Short Hike: 4.7 moderate miles doing a lollipop on the Link Trail, Upper Loop Trail and Chinquapin Trail.  Long Hike: 8.5 moderate miles doing a lollipop on the Link Trail, Upper Loop Trail and all of the Chinquapin Trail.  We’ll park near the intersection of Archie RhinehartParkway (HY 284) and Park Rd.  Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply West Ave and Emerson in Crossville.  Carpool cost is $6. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, at plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

2/14
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 14. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails.   3.2 or 7.3 miles. Hike begins 9:30 AM at Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling,  meet at 9 am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 


Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

2/16
Sat

Clarksville

 Lake Barkley SP Cedar Grove Trail, 4 miles out and back, moderate; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; 46 miles to trail head.

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

2/16
Sat

East Tennessee

East Lakeshore - Jackson Bend Branch Trail. This hike will start at Lotterdale Campground entrance road where there is parking space. We will hike about 5 miles along Tellico Lake to an intersection with the East Coast Tellico Parkway. From there we will hike about 1 mile along the Parkway back to our vehicles for a total of 6 miles. This trail is basically flat, gaining about 200 feet, and has a variety of landscapes and scenic views. The hike is rated easy. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera. We will meet at Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for carpooling and leave at 8:30am ET stopping at Wal-Mart parking lot in Lenior City 911 TN 321 N nearest Murphy Gas Station, leaving there at 9:15am ET. We should arrive at the trailhead by 9:45am ET . Bring dollars for carpooling. After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments. For specific information about this hike, please contact Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
865-974-4422 before 2/15/19
cressler@utk.edu
865.588.5622 (leave message)

2/16
Sat

Murfreesboro

Stone Door to Greeter Falls. ~7 miles, moderate due to some rough terrain and unstable rocks. We will arrange a shuttlle from Stone Door parking area to the Greeter Falls parking area. We will visit Laurel Falls just behind the Stone Door ranger station and then walk the one mile to the Great Stone Door where we will enjoy the gorgeous views of the gorge and the photo opportunities the door provides. Those that want to walk down through the door and then back up are welcome to do so. From the Door we will hike just short of 4 miles to Alum Gap campsite where there is a rudimentary outhouse for those that need it. We will enjoy our sack lunches here. We will then head to Greeter Falls just under 2 miles away to view the beautiful falls both upper and lower. We will need to traverse a winding iron staircase to get to the lower falls so safety is a must. We will then head the short distance out to the parking lot.

There could be a possiblitiy of ice. Ice makes the trail more beautiful but also increases the danger on already unstable terrain, please be aware and prepared.

Come with a sack lunch, hiking poles, sturdy boots and your camera. To register or for information, contact Tony Jones.

***Carpool times and trailhead meeting times will be given upon registration.


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

2/16
Sat

Plateau

Smokie Mountains National Park -  Long Hike: 7 moderate miles making a loop on Little River, Husky Gap and Sugarland MT Trails.   Short Hike:  In and out 4.8 easy miles on Little River Trail.  Depart 7 am CT from Outlet Mall, Interstate Drive, west parking lot.  Carpool cost is $10. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

To sign up contact the hike coordinator Deb Westervelt, via text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

2/16
Sat

Soddy Daisy


February 16, Saturday - Laurel Falls and return @ Dayton, Tn. About 7.0 miles. Moderately strenuous. Meet @ Durham St., Soddy Daisy @ 8:30am. Hike leader Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654

Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654

2/16
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Feb 16   North Rim Savage Gulf, The Plateau to Rim Hike is located in Savage Gulf Wilderness Area. The hike, having two versions, is designed for the moderate (9 miles) as well as the long distance hiker (17 strenuous miles). Both versions of the hike will start and end at the Savage Ranger Station. The shorter version of the hike will go down the Savage Day Loop and North Plateau Trails cutting across at the Mountain Oak Trail to the North Rim Trail, which you will take back to Savage Ranger Station (9 miles). The longer version of the hike will go down the Savage Day Loop and North Plateau Trails all the way out to Hobbs Cabin to the North Rim Trail, which you will take back to Savage Ranger Station (17 miles). Groups carpooling to the hike and doing a different version of the hike should be prepared for the difference in hiking times. Bring hiking boots, water, snacks, and lunch. You can meet us ae Savage Ranger Station at 8:00 a.m. CT.  For more information and to register contact Mike Shane at mikeshane@charter.net or 931.446.4306

Mike Shane at mikeshane@charter.net or 931.446.4306

2/17
Sun

Highland Rim

Little Cedar Mountain Trail, Nickajack Lake/Tennessee River.  Jasper, TN. 4 miles, easy, except for a few steep sections.  This trail is located within TVA’s Small Wild Area.  We will enjoy scenic overlooks of Nickajack Lake and the Tennessee River Gorge.  From the spectacular panoramic views atop of Gray’s Bluff we will see across the lake toward Sand Mountain.  The trail leads through pine and hardwood forest past impressive geologic formations.  We will visit a forested wetland pond on top of Little Cedar Mountain.  This TVA Small Wild Area is home to the rare John Beck’s Leafcup.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT at Monteagle Elementary School to organize a carpool or 9:30 am CT at the trailhead.  The trailhead is located off Interstate 24 Exit 158 on TVA Road.  Bring water, snack, lunch and hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.   Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

2/17
Sun

Nashville

Nashville Urban Sunday afternoon hike!  5 miles. Easy.  We will meet at 1:00 pm near the main entrance to Marathon Village, more specifically, next to the American Pickers shop near 1200 Clinton Street.   Random parking can be found as well as some paid parking lots.  https://www.marathonvillage.net/  Our hike will begin heading east along Lifeway Plaza, where a close-up look at this new development awaits, and then up capitol hill to walk the perimeter of our beautiful state capitol.  We’ll take 8th Avenue down to Broadway and walk to 4th Avenue, then heading north up to Charlotte and to 5th, continuing north across James Robertson Parkway toward the ballpark and beyond, and then across Jefferson Street into Germantown.   We continue 4 or 5 blocks north, then left onto Hume Street at the old Werthan factory and around it to Taylor Street and then south on 6th Avenue towards Bicentennial Mall, and alongside it.  At Harrison Street we turn west to make our way back to the starting point.  Distance is estimated at 5 miles and 3 hours.  

Hike leader: Tom Vickstrom – tomzinger55@gmail.com  615-405-6713

2/19
Tue

Clarksville

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

 

Philip Anderson 931-561-0925

2/19
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 19, Tuesday- Hike from Reflection Riding to Craven’s House with NPS Historian Jim Ogden with commentary on the Battle of Lookout Mountain. Moderate because of elevation gain. About 4 miles. Meet at 8:30 am at Red Bank Food City or Reflection Riding at 9am    Hike Leader Jim Ogden. Contact Trish at 332-6517

Jim Ogden. Contact Trish at 332-6517

2/19
Tue

Sumner Trails

Easy Nature Hike

Tuesday, February 19. 2 mile Winter Waterfowl ID hike .  Explore with us as we visit Long Hunter State Park for a Winter Waterfowl ID hike.  We will walk the 2 mile paved trail around beautiful Couchville Lake and will have several binoculars available to get a closer look at our winter visiting birds. We could see numerous waterfowl, shorebirds and even eagles.  Feel free to bring your own binoculars or camera. Sorry no pets allowed on this birding lake trail.  Following the hike, we will stop at nearby Martin’s BBQ Joint for lunch (200 Crossings Lane, Mount Juliet). Carpool group please meet Jenny Fitzgerald at the Kroger parking lot (1010 Glenbrook Way) at 9 am or those driving,meet at the Couchville Lake parking area of Long Hunter State Park at 10:15 am. The park address is 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage TN. If you plan to meet at the trailhed or if you have questions, contact Jenny Fitzgerald by phone/text 615-517-8185 or by email at mrzfitz@gmail.com

 

Jenny Fitzgerald  615-517-8185  or mrzfitz@gmail.com

 

2/20
Wed

Plateau

Fall Creek Falls State Park near Pikeville, TN -  Short Hike:  4.15 easy miles on Gilbert Gual Loop Trail.  Long Hike:  4.15 miles Gilbert Gaul Loop Trail plus 3 moderate miles of the Link Trail along the lake then either backtrack to finish the loop or continue on to a parking area requiring a car shuttle.  Depart 8 am CT Tractor Supply West Ave and Emerson in Crossville. Carpool cost is $6. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

2/21
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 21. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails.   3.2 or 7.3 miles. Hike begins 9:30 AM at Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling,  meet at 9 am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 

 

Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

2/23
Sat

Clarksville

Indian Town Bluff, near Ashland City, TN; 4 miles out and back, moderate; meet 8:30 A.M. CT, former Madison Street Kmart parking area, Clarksville, TN; 28 miles to the trail head. 

 

Suva Bastin 931-216-0325

2/23
Sat

Highland Rim

Virgin Falls State Natural Area, De Rossett, TN.  11 miles east of Sparta.  8.4 miles, strenuous.  900 ft. elevation change.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Marietta Poteet and Tony Jones from the Murfreesboro Chapter will lead this wonderful winter hike.  We will pass three beautiful waterfalls:  Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave Falls and Virgin Falls.  Virgin Falls is a 110 foot awesome falls which flows out of one cave and falls down into another cave.  This hike is rated strenuous because of the distance, rocky trail and elevation change.  Please bring water, snacks, lunch, head lamp and hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Register with Marietta Poteet by email, nannietta@blomand.net or call 931-924-7666.  Trailhead address:  2080 Scotts Gulf Road, Sparta, TN.

Marietta Poteet
nannietta@blomand.net
931-924-7666

2/23
Sat

Murfreesboro

Virgin Falls State Natural Area, DeRossett, TN. 11 miles east of Sparta. 8 miles, strenuous. 900 foot elevation change.
Joint hike with the Highland Rim chapter. Tony Jones (Murfreesboro) and Marietta Poteet (Highland Rim) will lead this wonderful winter hike.
We will pass three waterfalls: Big Laurel, Sheep Cave and Virgin Falls. Virgin Falls is a 110 foot awesome falls which flows out of one cave and then falls down into another cave. This hike is rated strenuous because of distance, rocky trail and elevation change. Please bring water, snacks, lunch, head lamp and hiking sticks as well as your camera. Wear sturdy hiking boots.

There could be a possiblilty of ice in the winter. Ice makes for a beautiful hike but also adds danger to already unstable terrain, please be aware and prepared.

For more information or to register contact Tony Jones.

***Carpool times and trail head meeting times will be given upon registration

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

2/23
Sat

Nashville

Shelby Bottom Greenway. 4-6 miles. Easy. We will meet at the trailhead at Wave Country on Two Rivers Pkwy and cross the amazing pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland River. Then we will mostly hike the Primitive Trails that adjoin the Greenway including the Cornelia Fort Trail. The distance we walk will depend on the wishes of the group. Tennis shoes will be fine for this hike. Bring water and snacks. You are invited to join Libby for soup and sandwiches at Libby’s house afterward.  Bad weather will cancel this hike. 

 

Please register for meeting time at libbyslibbys@comcast.net or call 615-319- 7501.

2/23
Sat

Soddy Daisy


February 23, Saturday - Heiss Mtn Rd to Retro Hughes Rd. Moderately Strenuous. About 9.7 miles. Meet @ Durham St., Soddy Daisy @ 8:30am. Vehicle Staging required. Hike leader John Politte. 423-304-8327.

John Politte. 423-304-8327.

2/23
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Feb 23 - Bandy Creek to Leatherwood Ford, Big South Fork NRRA, Jamestown, TN. We will hike a section of the John Litton Loop, the Fall Branch Trail, and a portion of the Grand Gap Loop to Angel Falls Overlook - perhaps the finest overlook in the park. We will then descend to Leatherwood Ford via the John Muir Trail. Other highlights include the gorge of Fall Branch and a large rock house. The hike is about 9 miles and is rated moderate for uneven terrain, narrow ledges, boulder passages, and ladders. Wear sturdy footwear and bring snacks, lunch, and water. You can meet us in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville at 8:00am CT. For information and to register contact Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

 Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

2/24
Sun

Columbia/ Franklin

Warner Access Park – Nashville, TN – February 24, 2019 – 1:30 pm

A 448-acre expansion of Nashville’s Warner Parks system — the payoff of millions in private dollars raised over several years to add more land — is now under way in the first of a series of changes that will give new access to park goers.  

Metro recently kicked off work on a new entranceway at the intersection of Highway 100 and Old Hickory Boulevard, where the latter currently dead ends. Combined with a new parking lot, it will serve as the front door for 225 acres of wooded hills known as the Burch Reserve.  

The project will effectively open Edwin Warner Park to the north side of Highway 100 thanks to a new pedestrian tunnel that will go underneath a CSX railroad line that runs parallel to the highway. With new traffic signals, pedestrians will be able to walk from the existing Warner Park Nature Center across Highway 100 to the Burch Reserve entrance.  This is a 3-mile hike.  There are some inclines so be prepared.

We will meet at McDonald’s (4908 Main Street, Spring Hill) at 12:30 p.m.  For those who would rather go separately, we will meet at the Nature Center in Edwin Warner Park at 1:30 pm.

Marvin Caine:  mlcaine@yahoo.com or 931.626.2754

2/25
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting. Dinner at 5:00 p.m., Ruby Tuesday, 1936 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  For our program join Libby Francis and friends from the Nashville Chapter on a journey to Anchorage, Alaska, Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.  NOT a cruise, but a two week journey by bush plane, rental car, Catamaran tour boat, school bus and train to see amazing mountains, glaciers, animals, migrating birds, quaint Russian Churches, scenic fishing villages, homesteads and Native American culture. 

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

2/26
Tue

Nashville

Monthly Meeting. REI, Brentwood TN. 7:00.  Raymond Myers hiked the 220 mile John Muir Trail this past August. The JMT starts in Yosemite National Park and traverses some of the most beautiful mountain areas in America, finishing atop Mt. Whitney. He will offer a presentation with slides on his adventure!  

Contact Doug Burroughts for more information.  615-587-0085.  Leave a message.

2/26
Tue

Soddy Daisy

February 26, Tuesday- Laurel Falls Loop, and then to the overlook at the Stone Door and out along the bluff on the perimeter trail and return. Meet at 8:30 am at Red Bank Food City. About 4 miles. Easy. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton-332-6517.

Trish Appleton-332-6517

2/27
Wed

Plateau

Fall Creek Falls State Park near Pikeville, TN -Short Hike:  4 moderate miles on the Woodland, Overlook and Paw Paw Trails.  Long Hike:  4.6 moderate miles WoodLand, Overlook and Paw Paw Trails plus the strenuous Base Trail to the bottom of the falls. Depart 8 am CT Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Carpool cost is $6. Pack water, snacks and we will eat lunch at Scotties in downtown Pikeville. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

2/28
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday. February 28. Sedge Hill, Henry Hollow, and Ridge Top Trails. 3.2 or 7.3  Hike begins at 9:30 AM.  Beaman Park, Nashville. (Northwestern Davidson County). We will hike together on the Sedge Hill Trail and the Henry Hollow Loop Trail.  Hikers doing the 3.2 mile option will complete the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and return to the Nature Center.  For hikers doing the 7.3 mile option,  we will continue on and return on the Ridge Top Trail before completing the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and  returning to the Nature Center.  The rating is moderate with 380 ft. assent on the 3.2 mile option and 600 ft. assent on the 7.3 mile option.  Trail consists of roots, gravel, rocks, and dirt.  The trail features forested slopes and drier ridge tops.  The park is drained on the north by the Little Marrowbone Creek.  The park features diverse vegetation with forests of oak/hardwood on mid to upper slopes and alluvial hardwood at lower elevations.  Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, and hiking poles.  Those carpooling, meet at 9am at the Kroger,  Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonvile or at the Beaman Park Nature Center at 9:30.  The Nature Center address is 5911 Old Hickory Blvd.  Exit west off of I-65 at 0ld Hickory Blvd. (the part north of Nashville), go west for 11 miles and turn right into the Nature Center.

 

 

Les Cleveland e-mail: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031. 

    ** March 2019 **  

3/29-
3/31

Highland Rim

Mousetail Landing State Park Camp & Hike and Lady’s Bluff TVA SWA Hike. Linden, TN. Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter. We have reserved four campsites at Spring Creek Campground inside Mousetail Landing State Park Friday and Saturday nights. The campsites are along the Tennessee River (aka Kentucky Lake). Saturday we are hiking the Eagle Point Overnight Trail, 6.7 mile lollipop loop, rated moderate. Sunday we are hiking the Lady’s Bluff Trail in the nearby TVA Small Wild Area. This trail is 2.6 miles with moderate steep grades and spectacular views of the Tennessee River. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net for camping information. More information soon.  Perhaps we will kayak in Kentucky Lake!

 

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

    ** April 2019 **  

4/26-
4/28

Highland Rim

 Big South Fork National Recreation Area Camp and Hike Weekend.  Jamestown, TN.  Joint Activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Camp at Bandy Creek Campground if open.  Otherwise we will stay at Pickett State Park. Hikes include Angel Falls Overlook Hike, Burnt Mill Bridge Loop and Twin Arches/Charit Creek Loop.  Angel Falls Overlook Hike is 6 miles RT, 400 ft. Elevation change, moderate.  Burnt Mill Bridge Loop is 4.3 miles, 200 ft. Elevation change. Twin Arches/Charit Creek Loop is 4.6 miles, 400 ft. Elevation change, moderate.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for camping.  More information will follow.   

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

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

5/17-
5/19

Highland Rim

Camping at Mile High Campground off Heintooga Ridge Road near Maggie Valley, NC at southern end of Blue Ridge Parkway.  Hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway. Full Moon. Joint activity with the Murfreesbro Chapter.  Hikes include Balsam Mountain Nature Trail inside Balsam Mountain Campground on Friday.  Rough Fork Trail, Caldwell Fork Trail, Hemphill Bald Trail Loop Hike on Saturday.  Black Balsam Knob High Loop (Investor Gap Trail, Art Loeb Trail, Art Loeb Spur Trail) on Sunday. Friday’s hike is easy 1 mile RT.  Saturday’s hike is a 13.7 mile loop, 2,000 ft.elevation change, moderate.  Sunday’s hike is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mile Marker 420, Forest Road 816.  Sunday’s hike is a five mile moderate  loop and offers panoramic views from Tennet Mountain and Black Balsam Knob.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net, 931-962-0811 to reserve a spot in Mile High Campground.  More information later. Non campers can stay in nearby Maggie Valley, NC

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

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am First Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

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