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    Calendar updated May 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** May 2019 **  

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 off Blue Ridge Parkway. Full Moon. Joint activity with the Murfreesbro Chapter.  Hikes include Balsam Mountain Nature Trail inside Balsam Mountain Campground or Flat Creek Trail to Heintooga Overlook and beyond 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. The Balsam Mountain Nature Trail is easy 1 mile RT.  The Flat Creek Trail to Heintooga Overlook and beyond is about 2 miles RT, depending on how much time we have.   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.  Friday night we will share a meal at the campground.  Saturday night we will eat at J. Arthurs Restaurant in Maggie Valley, NC

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

5/17-
5/19

Murfreesboro

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and off the Blue Ridge Parkway camping and hiking. This is a joint activity with Highland Rim chapter. Camping will be at the Mile High campground near Maggie Valley, North Carolina at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Non campers can stay in nearby Maggie Valley. Fridays hike will include the Balsam Mountain Nature Trail or the Flat Creek Trail to Heintooga Overlook and is about 2 miles rated easy.
Saturdays hike is a 13.7 mile loop with a 2,000 foot elevation change rated moderate. Trails on this hike are the Rough Fork, Caldwell Fork and Hemphill Bald. On Sunday we will hike a 5 mile moderate loop off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 420. This hike is on the Art  Loeb and Ivester Gap Trails offering panoramic views of the treeless mountain tops of Tennent Mountain and Black Balsam Knob. 
Friday evening we will share a meal at the campground and Saturday evening  we will eat at J. Arthur’s Restaurant in Maggie Valley. 
To reserve a spot in Mile High Campground you must contact Joan Hartvigsen at 931-962-0811 or jhartvigs@comcast.net. For carpool information from Murfreesboro contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or sarabpollard@gmail.com. Sign up now! This trip will fill up fast.

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

5/18
Sat

Clarksville

Falls Creek Falls SP,  Base of Falls Trail, a 1 mile loop, moderate; and Pawpaw Trail 3 mile loop, moderate; meet 7:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 Park & Ride parking lot near McDonalds; 162 miles to trail head.

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

5/18
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

Mitchell Cove Land Dedication - May 18

Join Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation (TennGreen), the South Cumberland Regional Land Trust, and the Jumpoff Community Land Trust to celebrate the permanent protection of 1,000 acres of forested land at Mitchell Cove.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

Location: 1300 Tate Trail, Sewanee, TN 38583

Marvin Caine is planning on hiking the more strenuous route, but will carpool with anyone in the Columbia/Franklin chapter who might be interested in that hike on May 18, 2019.

Marvin Caine - mlcaine@yahoo.com or 931.626.2754

5/18
Sat

Jackson

Timberlands, off Natchez Trace Parkway.  Leave Panera Bread in Jackson at 8:00 a.m. Approximate drive is 2 hrs. See newsletter for more details.

Melinda Pearson and Anne Goodson

5/18
Sat

Plateau

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN. Short Hike: 4 mile moderate loop on the South Old Mac and Judge Branch trailsLong Hike:  6.5 mile moderate to strenuous loop on South Old Mac and North Old Mac.  Lots of wildflowers.  Depart 7:30am CT from Outlet Mall, Interstate Drive, west parking lot.  Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. 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.

5/18
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 

May 18, Saturday- Signal Point to Edwards Point & Return- Hike is rated as moderately strenuous. Distance is about 5 miles. Meet at the Red Bank Food City parking lot at 8:30 am. John Politte is the hike leader at 423-304-8327.

John Politte is the hike leader at 423-304-8327.

5/18
Sat

Sumner Trails

Nature Hike Cancelled

This hike has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

May 18. Saturday. Window Cliffs State Natural Area. 5.4 mile Strenuous Hike.

Join us as we explore one of the newer trails that opened to the public in 2017. This beautiful trail is a 5.4 mile out and back hike and is home to unusual rock formations with a natural cliff bridge high above Cane Creek. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots or waterproof boots are recommended for the trail or an extra pair of water shoes or tennis shoes are suggested for the many stream crossings. While the majority of the trail is moderate, this hike is considered strenuous due to the many water crossings and a very significant incline at the end climbing back up to the trail head the last 1/3 mile.  Most of the creek crossings are very low, and we can walk over rocks or just a few inches of water. Some have a cable stretched across to hold on to - these have around shin high water usually. No pets are allowed. If a heavy rain occurs just before our hike day, we will reschedule. Please bring a lunch with you, and we will stop half way through at the cliffs and waterfall area to eat before returning. Plan to get a bit wet and enjoy a beautiful natural area as we explore this gem!  Carpoolers meet at the Gallatin WalMart at 1112 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN at 9 am. Park in the corner nearest Chick-fil-a. We will travel down Hwy 109 and take I-40 to 8400 Old Cane Creek Road, Baxter TN (near Cookeville) and should arrive at the trailhead by 10:30. Allow approximately 4 hours for this trail with stops for creek crossings, shoe changes and lunch. Contact Jenny Fitzgerald at mrzfitz@gmail.com or (615) 517-8185 with questions.

 

 

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

5/19
Sun

Columbia/ Franklin

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve - Tuscumbia, AL
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is a 413-acre private nature preserve in Colbert County, Alabama, south of Tuscumbia that opened in 1986 and is owned by Jim and Faye Lacefield. The couple purchased 40 acres of land in 1979 and gradually added land, growing to over 700 acres.  Of the many nature sites in the state, this one is a little different. Its 713 acres in Colbert County were purchased, made accessible and opened to the public free of charge by an idealistic and service-minded couple, retired educators Jim and Faye Lacefield. The Lacefields opened the preserve in 1996 and in 2007 placed it in a conservation easement with the Alabama Nature Conservancy so it will remain in its natural state, undeveloped, after they are gone.
We will leave from the McDonald’s in Columbia at 11:30 a.m.  McDonald’s address is Hwy 31 and Bear Creek Road. 

Ray Edge:  931.286.5020 or edgewoodray0514@gmail.com

5/20
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner is 5:00 p.m. Red Lobster Restaurant, 1947 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Ken Stewart will present a program on his hike on the West Highland Way in Scotland.  

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-455-5849
931-273-6344

5/20
Mon

Sumner Trails

Easy Greenway Hike


May 20.  Monday. 10:30. Town Creek Greenway and Lunch, downtown 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 one of the following restaurants: Swaney Swift’s, Prince Street Pizza, Lime Deli, or Starr Ranch.  All are within one block of the Municipal Parking lot. The Greenway walking surface is composed of concrete and asphalt. Walking shoes are fine. Meet at the Municipal Parking lot, City Hall, 132 W Main St.For information or questions, contact

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

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

5/21
Tue

Clarksville

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

Philip Anderson 931-561-0925

5/21
Tue

Soddy Daisy

May 21, Tuesday- Snooper’s Rock to Indian Rockhouse and back. 4 miles easy with a few rocks and roots. Or, Cumberland Trail to Indian Rockhouse to Snooper’s Rock and back. About 5.9 miles. Meet at Food City on Signal Mtn. Blvd. at 8:30 am Hike leader- Trish Appleton- 423-332-6517

 Hike leader- Trish Appleton- 423-332-6517

5/21
Tue

Sumner Trails

May 21. Tuesday.  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, Hendersonville 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.

5/22
Wed

Plateau

CT Daddys Creek Section Trail, Hebbettsburg, TN.  Long Hike: This will be a 7.5 moderate mile thru hike  along Daddys Creek, past a 1940s cave house once home to a family for years. Requires an 8-mile shuttle. Short Hike:  Starting from the Keyes Rd Trailhead to the connector trail yellow gated parking area is 4.7 moderate miles
Depart 7:30 am CT from Southwest parking lot of the VF outlet mall on Interstate Drive. Gas cost is $3. Those in the Fairfield Glade area may join the caravan at 7:45 am at the 4-way stop at the intersection of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive. Carpool cost is $2. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Bruce Whitehead 941-716-3620.

5/24-
5/27

Nashville

Big South Fork Weekend.  Kathie and Karl Dupre have reserved the two best tent sites in Bandy Creek Campground for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  We will hike Honey Creek on Saturday, Pogue Creek Canyon on Sunday, and maybe Lipton Farm or Twin Arches on Monday. All of these hikes are 6-8 miles long and moderately difficult.  We can probably get four tents on the two sites, so it’s first come first served. The sites are AO38 and AO39 on the park map. You may also reserve your own sites by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at the National Recreation Reservation Service web site. And if you don’t want to camp, just come for one of the day hikes. 

Karl Dupre at Karld@comcast.net  or 615-207-2250 for more information and to register.

5/25
Sat

Clarksville

Overnight hike; Frozen Head State Park, 7 miles moderate; ; We will secure a camp site at the campground, hike to Fire Tower and back to camp site, overnight and return on 26st; meet 6:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot near McDonalds; 198 miles to trail head

 

Ryan Dowdy 615-925-1796

5/25
Sat

Soddy Daisy

May 25, Saturday- Little Soddy Trailhead to the Big Soddy Creek Bridge and return via the Rock Climbers Parking Lot. Distance is about 6 miles. Hike is rated as moderate. Meet at the Soddy Daisy ballfields on Durham St at 8:30 am. John Politte is the hike leader at 423-304-8327.

John Politte is the hike leader at 423-304-8327.

5/27
Mon

Sumner Trails

Easy Greenway Hike


May 27.  Monday. 10:30. Town Creek Greenway and Lunch, downtown 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 one of the following restaurants: Swaney Swift’s, Prince Street Pizza, Lime Deli, or Starr Ranch.  All are within one block of the Municipal Parking lot. The Greenway walking surface is composed of concrete and asphalt. Walking shoes are fine. Meet at the Municipal Parking lot, City Hall, 132 W Main St.For information or questions, contact

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

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

5/28
Tue

Nashville

Annual Nashville Chapter Picnic, Edwin Warner Park, Nashville TN.  Shelter 10, 4:00 pm CDT until sunset.  Following a potluck meal at 6:00 pm, we’ll take a twilight walk on the park roads.  The chapter will provide tableware, napkins, and ice, but we encourage you to bring your own non-disposable "mess kits" as a more sustainable alternative.  If you have a camping lantern and folding chair, you may want to bring those also.  The shelters aren’t lighted.  For the walk, you will want a flashlight or headlamp.  Bring friends!  This is the only chapter meeting that also includes a hike, so bring along a friend who’s been thinking about going beyond walking in the neighborhood.  Directions from Nashville: Drive west on West End / Harding.  Turn left at the "split" in Belle Meade to go on Highway 100.  Continue on Highway 100 for 3.2 miles and turn left on Old Hickory.  Drive 0.7 miles over the ridge and turn right on Vaughn Road at the traffic light.  In about 0.3 miles, turn right into the Edwin Warner Park Picnic Area.  We will be at Shelter #10, almost at the end.  When you see a permanent rest room building, turn left and then left again at the fork immediately following.   

 

contact Libby Francis at LibbysLibbys@comcast.net or (615) 319-7501 ’for more informaiton.

5/28
Tue

Soddy Daisy

May 28, Tuesday- Lula Lake, Route TBA. Hike Leader- Nancy Allen, 423- 344-1118

Nancy Allen, 423- 344-1118

5/28
Tue

Sumner Trails

May 28. Tuesday.  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, Hendersonville 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.

 

5/29
Wed

Plateau

Virgin Falls Natural Area, Sparta, TN. This is an 9-mile strenuous hike to the 110 foot tall Virgin Falls. Along the way, we will pass Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls (30-foot waterfall), and Sheep Cave Falls. There is a stream crossing and some difficult footing on this hike with much up and down hiking. There is a possibility the water at the stream crossing may be a little high so bring water shoes.  Depart 7:30am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave.  Carpool cost is $4.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. 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.

5/30
Thu

Sumner Trails

May 30. Thursday.   Collins West Camp Access Trail and Collins Rim Trail. Savage Gulf State Natural Area,  Greutli-Laager, TN. 4 miles out and back.   Strenuous due to rocky paths and elevation changes. 350 ft. assent. We will hike on the access trail to the Collins River, cross the bridge, hike up to the rim, and return to the trailhead.  Bring water, snacks, trekking poles, hiking shoes, sunscreen and insect spray. Please meet 9am at the Gallatin Wal-Mart, 1112 Nashville Pike, or 11am at the Collins Gulf West Trailhead. (In Greutli-Laager from Hwy 108 go north and on 55th Ave. 2.7 miles to the trailhead.)  After hiking we will eat at the Bites of Europe in Manchester.  We should be back at the trailhead by 2 the restaurant at 2:30  and back to Gallatin by 5:30. For information, call/text/email Les Cleveland at 615-719-0031, lescleve@gmail.com.

 

 Les Cleveland at 615-719-0031, lescleve@gmail.com.

 

    ** June 2019 **  

6/1
Sat

Clarksville

National Trails Day; Pick up trash and cut brush along LBL’s North/South Trail from the South Welcome Station to Tharp Road, 8 miles moderate. We will need garbage bags, brush clippers and a small saw or two; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Kroger parking area, Dover Crossing Road, Clarksville; 35 miles to trail head.  

 

 Suva Bastin 931-216-0325

6/1
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

David Crockett State Park Hike - June 1, 2019
David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist. He was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia and as a state representative. Along the banks of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powder mill, a gristmill and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood in September 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people’s right to keep land they had settled on in the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico. The 1,319-acre park has a museum, staffed during the summer months, with exhibits depicting Crockett’s life here and a water-powered grist mill.

Ron has plans as of this date to hike that portion of the Trail of Tears which is ~2.5 miles out and 2.5 miles back for a total of 5.0 miles on a moderate trail.  If we decide to hike further, we can add a portion of the Shoal Creek Trail.  Please let Ron Neissen know if you plan to hike this trail on June 1.  There is a good restaurant there so please plan on stopping after the hike for a bite to eat if you would like.  We will meet at McDonald’s at 5431 Main Street (Maury County) at 9 a.m.

Ron Neissen - rjneissen@hotmail.com or 931.797.8834

6/1
Sat

Highland Rim

Normandy Lake Paddle to Ovoca Falls and Machine Falls. 9.2 miles. Meet at the River Forge Road Boat Launch on Normandy Lake at the Firelake Public Use Area near Manchester, TN. The ramp is also known as Ward’s Chapel Boat Ramp. We will paddle toward Ovoca Falls and leave our kayaks to walk in about ¼ mile to Ovoca Falls. After leaving Ovoca Falls we will paddle to Short Springs State Natural Area, leave our kayaks and walk in about ¼ mile to Machine Falls. This is about a 9.2 miles lake paddle. Bring sun protection, snacks, lunch, hydration, water shoes and DO NOT FORGET PADDLE AND LIFE VEST. Contact Kathy Williams at takeahiketwo@hotmail.com or 931-434-0367.

 

Kathy Williams
takeahiketwo@hotmail.com
931-434-0367

6/1
Sat

Murfreesboro

National Trails Day at Barfield Crescent Park. Come join us for trail maintenance at this beautiful park. Remember, the park is very generous to allow us use of the Wilderness Station for our meetings so we need to give back. Meet at the Wilderness Station at 8:00 am and we will do maintenance until about 11:00 am.
Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, snacks and water. For more information or to sign up contact Sara Pollard

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

6/1
Sat

Plateau

Saturday, National Trails Day, Fairfield Glade Community- Canyon,Hemlock, Rotherham Trails -  hike is 6 mile loop, rated moderate. Depart from the gazebo at The corner of Stonehenge Dr and Peavine Rd rear lot at 8 a.m CDT.    Carpool cost is $1. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. .

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

6/1
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 

June 1, Saturday- Little Cedar Mountain- 4 to 5 miles, Meet at Food City, Red Bank at 8:30 am. Hike Leader-Nancy Allen, 423-344-1118

Nancy Allen, 423-344-1118

6/2
Sun

Highland Rim

Tennessee River Gorge Paddle.  Suck Creek Ramp to Raccoon Mountain Ramp.  9 miles.  West of Chattanooga in Marion County. Sunday morning we will paddle through the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge from Suck Creek Boat Ramp to TVA’s Raccoon Mountain Boat Ramp.  The paddle is through Prentice Cooper State Forest.  Bring a lot of water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binoculars and a camera.  We will see Osprey and Bald Eagles.  One year a river otter swam next to my kayak!  You must wear your PFD.  Meet at 8:00 am CDT at the Suck Creek Boat Ramp to arrange a shuttle.  Please contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net , 931-962-0811 to register.  The address for the Suck Creek Boat Ramp is 1900 Suck Creek Road, Chattanooga.  

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

6/4
Tue

Columbia/ Franklin

Columbia/Franklin Quarterly Meeting - Barnabas Center (behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church), 506 Fair Street, Franklin, TN.  Social hour from 6 - 7 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m.  We plan to discuss hiking options/plans so please bring ideas for summer/fall hikes.  Hope to see you there.

Jane Coffey - jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551
Marvin Caine - mlcaine@yahoo.com or 931.626.2754

6/4
Tue

Soddy Daisy

June 4, Tuesday-Reflection Riding Visitor’s Center to Nelson’s Upslope to Light’s Mill Trail to the Gazebo and back by the road. Option to leave a car at the Gazebo for drivers depending on heat. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30 am or at the Nature Center at 9 am. About 4 miles. Hike Leader, Gloria Nelson, 423-645-9008.

 Hike Leader, Gloria Nelson, 423-645-9008.

6/4
Tue

Sumner Trails

June 4. Tuesday. 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, Hendersonville 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. For more information,contact  Les Cleveland: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031.

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

6/5
Wed

Nashville

Wednesdays (June 5, 12, 19, 26) - 7 AM Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville TN.  5 miles.  Moderate.  Standing Hike. Meet by the Visitor Center, West Parking Lot off Granny White: 1160 Otter Creek Road.  The hike has elevation gains on both Ganier Ridge and South Cove Trails.  We usually walk at a moderate pace and finish up around 9 AM.  There are several opportunities to take shorter and flatter alternatives if you want to make it an easier hike.

6/5
Wed

Plateau

Wednesday – Cherokee  National Forest, Benton, TN-  Benton Falls and Rainbow Falls.  This will be a moderate 6.7 miles total.  The first hike is a lollipop to Benton Falls on Eldeberry, Arbutus,Redleaf and Benton Falls Trails for 3.2 mile.  The second hike requires a 30 min drive to the Rainbow Falls trailhead for an in/out 3.5 miles. Bring water shoes.  Depart 7:30 am CT from The Crossville Vanity Fair Outlet Mall West parking lot on Interstate Drive.  Carpool cost is $10. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. 

For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-22

6/7-
6/9

Nashville

LOOKING AHEAD: June Roan Mountain Camping Weekend. .  The group camp has been reserved for this weekend when the rhododendrons should be starting to bloom.  We will have one group dinner and one dinner out in the NC town of Banner Elk.  Hikes will include a short hike on Friday around the park, Carver’s Gap and the Over-mountain Trail on Saturday and a yet to be determined hike on Sunday.  Checking out on Monday.  This trip will be limited to ten campers/hikers, so get your reservation in early. 

Nancy Juodenas at njlj1011@gmail.com or 615-319-8811 to regeister and reserve your spot.

6/7-
6/9

Nashville

Roan Mountain Group Camping and Hiking weekend.  The group camp has been reserved for this weekend when the rhododendrons should be starting to bloom.  We will have one group dinner and one dinner out in the NC town of Banner Elk.  Hikes will include a short hike on Friday around the park, Carver’s Gap and the Over-mountain Trail on Saturday and a yet to be determined hike on Sunday.  Checking out on Monday.  This trip will be limited to ten campers/hikers,   (There are 2 spots left on this trip)

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

6/8
Sat

Clarksville

Clarksville Greenway, 5.2 or 9.2 miles, easy to moderate; meet 9:00 A.M. CT at the end of Pollard Road.  

 

Dona Fondren 931-472-5185

6/8
Sat

Murfreesboro

Long Hunter State Park Day Loop. 4.5 miles, easy/moderate. 
This loop trail winds its way through mature oak-hickory forest and offers scenic bluff views of Percy Priest Lake. We may see some wildflowers in bloom. Bring water, lunch and snacks. We’ll meet at the trailhead off Bakers Grove Lane at 9:00 am.
If you need directions, want to carpool from Murfreesboro, or want more info, contact Jeanne.

Jeanne Conatser
615-971-8894
djconatser@comcast.net

6/8
Sat

Soddy Daisy

3.5 June 8, Saturday- Booker T. Washington State Park, Hike the outer loop approximately miles. Easy to moderate.Meet at 8:30 am near the swimming pool. Hike Leader-Jean Smith 423-596-7681.

Jean Smith 423-596-7681.

6/11
Tue

Murfreesboro

TTA Murfreesboro Chapter Picnic at Barfield Crescent Park. Shelter 5. 6:00pm
This is our annual summer picnic for our TTA members and their families. The chapter will provide hamburgers and hot dogs with buns, condiments, ice, drinks, plates, napkins and plastic ware. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Friends and family are welcome, please contact Tony Jones by Tuesday June 4 if you are planning to come and planning to bring guests so that we can be sure to have enough food and drinks available. If you find out after June 4 that you are coming it is okay to come anyway, we’d love to have you with us.
Once again, Lindsey and Hazel Smith will be our chefs for the evening. Please plan to join us for this wonderful yearly event. This is a large shelter that will accomodate many people, this will be a rain or shine event.
Any questions, please contact Tony

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

6/11
Tue

Soddy Daisy

June 11, Tuesday- Fall Creek Falls Hike, Caney Creek Visitors’ Center to Fall Creek Falls and back. Can include a hike to bottom of falls. Easy to moderate 4 miles. Meet at Durham Street by the ball field in Soddy Daisy. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton 423-240-3443.

Trish Appleton 423-240-3443.

6/11
Tue

Sumner Trails

June 11. Tuesday. 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, Hendersonville 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. For more information,contact  Les Cleveland: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031.

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

6/12
Wed

Plateau

Wednesday –  Pickett State Forest, Jamestown,TN - John Muir/Sheltowee Trace Trails.  This is an in/out 6 mile hike along Rock Creek. Carpool cost is $5. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Depart 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville. Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Bring water shoes.  

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

6/13
Thu

Plateau

Thurs – 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 plateau@tennesseetrails.org  for information.

6/15
Sat

Clarksville

 Harpeth River Canoe and Kayak Float, 13 miles; meet 8:00 A.M. CT,  BigLots parking area, Riverside Drive, Clarksville, TN; 44 miles to starting point.   

 

  Bob Lyon 931-648-2354

6/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Window Cliffs State Natural Area, Baxter, TN.  Near Burgess Falls State Park, 18 miles southwest of Cookeville.  Joint activity with Murfreesboro Chapter.  5.5 miles, round trip.  Difficult.  Steep.  Located on Cane Creek, Window Cliffs is named for a narrow limestone ridge that contains a couple of natural bridges or “windows”.  Cane Creek, with a 20 foot waterfall and a number of small cascades, flows for 2.4 miles through the Natural Area.  Roundtrip requires 18 creek crossings.  There are no bridges but only cable and rock crossings.  The water can be knee deep or higher.  Hiking boots are recommended for hiking the trail and water shoes are suggested for the creek crossings.  Hiking sticks are recommended.  Bring water and lunch.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen to register and for carpool information, jhartvigs@comcast.net, 931-962-0811.  Trailhead address is 8400 Old Cane Creek Road, Baxter, TN.  After our hike we may visit nearby Burgess Falls State Park.

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

6/15
Sat

Murfreesboro

Window Cliffs State Natural Area. 5 miles total out and back.
Located in Baxter near Burgess Falls, Window Cliffs is a newer park with scenic vistas along the trail leading to a natural arch with wonderful views from the top. There are 9 creek crossings along the route ( 18 in total, out and back), some of these can be knee deep so wear shoes that can get wet. Each crossing has a cable for hand access to get across the creek. This is rated moderate to difficult due to the creek crossings. This is a joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter. Please bring water, snacks, poles and water shoes/boots than can get wet. To register, or for more information, contact Tony.

This is a wonderful summer activity!

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

6/15
Sat

Plateau

Saturday – BSF, Jamestown, TN -  Parker Mountain Trail/ Buffalo Arch. This will be a 5.1 mi in/out hike to Buffalo Arch and a wet weather waterfall.  Depart 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.  Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.   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.

6/15
Sat

Soddy Daisy

June 15, Saturday- A 5 mile hike from the Mowbray Pike Trailhead to the Little Soddy Trailhead. Vehicle staging required. Meet at 8;30 AM. at Durham St. Soddy Daisy by the ball field.  Hike Leader John Politte- 423-304-8327.

John Politte- 423-304-8327.

6/16
Sun

East Tennessee

GSMNP - Gregory Bald.  The hike to Gregory Bald will be on Sunday.  This trail is rated difficult,  gaining about 3000 feet in about 5.5 miles (11 miles round trip). We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, a lunch, one or two liters of water or sports drinks, a camera, a windbreaker or other appropriate clothing. We will meet in the Food City parking lot near the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike for carpooling and leave at 7 am.  Also we will be stopping at the  Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot closest the Sonic at 1707 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.  This is across from the Hardees, near the hospital in Maryville.  We will leave there at 7:30 am for those who would prefer to meet there.  We recommend you pay your driver a normal $ amount. After the hike plan on stopping at Applebees in Alcoa on the way back for a meal and refreshments.   For specific information about the hike, please call Tom.

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

6/18
Tue

Clarksville

No monthly meeting.

N/A

6/18
Tue

Soddy Daisy

June 18, Tuesday- Collegedale -We will start hike at the trailhead on Sanborn St. We will go straight up the mountain and walk the ridge circling around to come back the way we came in. Appox 4 1/2-5 miles. Moderate. Meet at Enterprise South Park at 1st parking lot at 8:30.  Hike Leader, -Donna Pyers- 423- 344-9271 or 352-612-4845

 Hike Leader, -Donna Pyers- 423- 344-9271 or 352-612-4845

6/18
Tue

Sumner Trails

June 18. Tuesday. 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, Hendersonville 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. For more information,contact  Les Cleveland: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031.

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

6/19
Wed

Plateau

Wednesday – Rugby State Natural Area- Rugby, TN - White Oak, Kellogg, and Massengale Loop Trails.  We will hike the easy 4.1 mi White Oak and Kellogg loops then eat lunch at the Harrow Rd Cafe or the RM Brooks General Store.  After lunch we will hike the 1 mile easy Massengale Loop. Depart 7:30 am CT from Cracker Barrel’s rear lot in Crossville.           Carpool cost is $5. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.   Pack water, snacks.

 For additional information contact Bruce Whitehead, 941 716 3620 or trailwalker80@gmail.com.

6/22
Sat

Clarksville

Annual Picnic Dunbar Cave State Park, Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville; (bring a dish and a folding chair); Cindy Jones 870-215-8993; 4:00 P.M. CT until dusk. 2.5 mile moderate hike followed by a pot luck supper.

Cindy Jones 870-215-8993

6/22
Sat

Highland Rim

Elk River Float/Paddle, Fayetteville, TN.  Fayetteville to Old Mill Spillway.  About 12.7 miles.  This is a NEW TRIP offered by TTA.    Meet at 9:30 am in Fayetteville at the Old Stone Bridge.    Google “old stone bridge” on Google Maps for location of the put-in.  You should be able to see the dirt access road that goes down to the Elk River.  This will be more paddling than floating because we are a good distance from the Tims Ford Dam.  We will take out at the Old Mill Spillway on Old Elkton Pike Road across from Harms Road.  Bring sun protection, snacks, lunch, hydration, water shoes and DO NOT FORGET PADDLE AND LIFE VEST.  Contact Kathy Williams at takeahiketwo@hotmail.com or 931-434-0367.

Kathy Williams
takeahiketwo@hotmail.com
931-434-0367

6/22
Sat

Murfreesboro

Float the Stones River in Murfreesboro. We will launch from the Manson Pike Greenway trailhead and kayak downriver to the Thompson Lane trailhead. The kayak float is about 4 miles total (newsletter says 6 and that was my error). We will take ample time to relax and play in the water. Please being everything you need to float; PFD’s, water guns, snacks, plenty of fluids and sunscreen. This is a family friendly float and it is encouraged.
This is part one of a two section Stones float to be continued next week
.
For information, or to register, contact Tony

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

6/22
Sat

Soddy Daisy

June 22, Saturday- Laurel, Greeter Falls, BCR & Stone Door Loop at South Cumberland State Rec Area.  It is listed as a 9.4 (Easy) hike.   Meet at Durham Street Parking Lot in Soddy Daisy at 8.30am. Hike leader- Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

6/24
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Our Speaker is Dustin Thames, TWRA Ranger.  His topic is  Endangered Species.   Dinner is 5:00 PM at One22West Restaurant, 122 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is at 7:00 pm at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-455-5849
931-273-6344

6/25
Tue

Nashville

Monthly chapter meeting.  REI, Brentwood TN.  7:00 pm.  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. 

6/25
Tue

Soddy Daisy

June 25, Tuesday- Savage Gulf Day Loop about 3.5 miles. Meet at Durham Street by the ball field in Soddy Daisy. Hike Leader, Trish Appleton 423-240-3443.

Trish Appleton 423-240-3443.

6/25
Tue

Sumner Trails

June 25. Tuesday. 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, Hendersonville 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. For more information,contact  Les Cleveland: lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031.

lescleve@gmail.com or call/text at 615-719-0031

6/26
Wed

Plateau

Wedneday - Brushy MountainPrison Tour, Petros, TN. This weeks journey will be a 1 hour guided tour ($20 - 10% senior or military discount) of Brushy Mountain Prison, which opened in 1896 and is now closed. This prison had no air conditioning or flat screen TVs. It housed James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King’s assassin), Big John Tate (one time world heavy weight boxing champion), and Tony Robinson (UT and Redskins quarterback), among many others.  We will also visit the End of Line Distillery and eat at the Wardens Table. Optional 2.2 in/out mi moderate (gradual grade up on an old road) hike to the Old Prison Mine where several buildings remain. Depart 8:00 AM CT from the Crossville Outlet Mall west parking lot. Carpool cost is $7.  Pack water for the hike.  

For additional information contact Bruce Whitehead, 941 716 3620 or trailwalker80@gmail.com and to sign up.
 

6/29
Sat

Clarksville

Brady Mountain Trail which is a portion of the Grassy Cove Segment of the Cumberland Trail; 7.9 miles, difficult; meet 6:30 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 old commuter parking lot;  161 miles to trail head.

 

 Paul Schwab 931-645-9484

6/29
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Please meet at the parking lot at 9:00 a.m., 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Please contact Joan Hartvigsen to let her know you can help jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  .  We have several tasks planned. Place stepping stones in the creek leading up to Machine Falls, trim back foliage overgrowing the trails, chainsaw trees blown down on the trail.  We need folks of all skill levels, including folks to help carry in tools and equipment.  More tasks will be announced soon.

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

6/29
Sat

Murfreesboro

Float the Stones River in Murfreesboro (Part II).
We will launch from the Thompson Lane Greenway Trailhead and float approximately 6 miles to the Nice Mill Dam along the beautiful Stones River. This is part two of the float that began on 6/22. There are beautiful views on this stretch of the Stones. This is a family friendly event and once agiain, it is encouraged. We will relax, play, swim and have fun. Please bring everything you need to float; PFD’s, water guns, snacks, plenty of fluids and sunscreen. For information or to register, contact Tony.

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

6/29
Sat

Nashville

Sewanee Perimeter Loop, Sewanee, TN: 9 miles: Rated Moderate to Difficult (due to distance and elevation changes). We will start at Greens View and hike counter-clockwise to a nice overlook before across the plateau on a forest road that passes by the equestrian center.  On the other side of the plateau, we’ll hike down to Bridalveil Falls and then across to the War Memorial at University View.  From there, we walk across the University campus back to the start.  Bring lunch/snacks, water. good hiking boots, and clothing appropriate to the weather.  Option: Shenanagin’s for post-hike nourishment.  Contact   Meeting Place: Conn’s Home Plus (formerly Target): 5330 Cane Ridge Road, Antioch TN 37013.  Meeting Time: 7:30 AM  (Should be at trailhead around 9:30 AM).

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

6/29
Sat

Soddy Daisy

TBA

Tom McElhone

6/29
Sat

Soddy Daisy

 

June 29, Saturday- Buggy Top Cave Trail on Monteagle Mtn.  The hike is rated as a moderate 4 mile hike.  We’ll meet 8:30 at Food City Redbank Hike leader- Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

 

 Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

6/29
Sat

Upper Cumberland

June 29   Mt. LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. We will hike a section of the Appalachian Trail to its junction with the Boulevard Trail, which makes a gradual ascent of Mt. LeConte along a crooked ridge connecting the mountain to the main Appalachian chain. As the elevation never drops below 5000 feet on the ascent, temperatures should be pleasant. We will descend by way of the spectacular Alum Cave Bluff Trail. There are many excellent viewpoints along the Boulevard and Alum Cave Trails. The hike is about 13 miles and rated strenuous. You can meet us at 7:00am CT in the Penney’s parking lot in Cookeville. Bring headlamp/flashlight, snacks, water, lunch, and hiking boots. 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.

 

 

    ** July 2019 **  

7/13
Sat

Highland Rim

Duck River Float from below Normandy Dam to Three Forks Bridge. Joint float with the Murfreesboro Chapter.

 

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

7/22
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner is 5:00 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 pm at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Jim Brannon, GISP, is our speaker.  He will give us an update on the progress of building the Cumberland Trail.  We will learn of the newly completed sections and how computerized mapping is used to plan the layout of the trail.  Jim is a Cumberland Trail State Park Ranger and a certified professional in geographic information systems.

Tom Bentley
Htbentley@lighttube.net
931-455-5849
931-273-6344

7/27
Sat

Highland Rim

Barren Fork and Collins River Float, McMinnville, TN.  About 8 miles.  Meet at 9:30 am at the Pepper Branch Park, Barren Fork River Access.  We will put in just below the Spillway and take out at the VFW Post of Highway 70S.  At about the 6 mile point the Barren Fork River meets with the Collins River.  So we will have a little push to help with the last 2 miles.  Bring sun protection, snacks, lunch, hydration, water shoes and DO NOT FORGET PADDLES AND LIFE VEST.  Contact Kathy Williams at takeahiketwo@hotmail.com or 931-434-0367.

Kathy Williams
takeahiketwo@hotmail.com
931-434-0367

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

8/17
Sat

Highland Rim

August 17 – Tims Ford Lake, Winchester, TN. Camping & Kayaking Weekend. Camp at Devils Step Island. Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter.

 

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

    ** September 2019 **  

9/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Window Cliffs

Pete 

9/14
Sat

Upper Cumberland

North Rim  

Richard Savage

9/28
Sat

Memphis

Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR

 

 

Linda Red, 901-489-9157

    ** October 2019 **  

10/5
Sat

Memphis

Oct 5, Sat.Lucius Burch Natural Area - Wolf River South of Walnut Grove

 

 More info to follow.

Linda Red, 901-489-9157

10/12
Sat

Memphis

 Sat.Shiloh National Military Park - Compass Hike

 

 

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

10/12
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Lookout Mountain

Pete

10/18-
10/20

Memphis

 Sat-SunTTA Annual Meeting  - Fairfield Glade, Crossville

 

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

10/18
Fri

Upper Cumberland

state meeting

10/26
Sat

Memphis

 Sat.Meeman-Shelby Forest – Chickasaw Bluff & Woodland Trail

 

 

Gloria Folk, 901-277-5756

10/26
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Piney Falls

Mike Shane

    ** November 2019 **  

11/2
Sat

Memphis

 Sat. Chewalla Lake Recreation Area  – Holly Springs, MS

More info to follow

 

 

 Lynne Witherington, 901-230-1501

11/2
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Honey Creek

Pete

11/9
Sat

Memphis

Sat.Tishomingo State Park

More info to follow

 

 

Kam Hipkins, 901-299-8359

11/10
Sun

Memphis

Nov 10, Sun.Big Hill Pond State Park

 

 

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

11/16
Sat

Memphis

Nov 16, Sat.Meeman-Shelby Forest – Chickasaw Bluff & Pioneer Springs

 More info to follow

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

11/16
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Brady Mountain

Richard Savage

11/23
Sat

Memphis

Nov 23, Sat.Lucius Burch Natural Area, North off Walnut Grove

 

 

Marion Quinlen, 901-482-8640

11/30
Sat

Memphis

Nov 30, Sat.Meeman-Shelby Forest – Woodland Trail  

 More info to follow

TDB

11/30
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Sewanne

Mike Shane

    ** December 2019 **  

12/7
Sat

Memphis

Dec 7, Sat.Tour de Wolf – Shelby Farms

More info to follow

 

Katie & Mike Gecewich, 1-712-251-7163

 

12/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Cloudland Canyon 

Pete

12/14
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Annual Christmas party

    ** January 2020 **  

1/11
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Twin Arches to Middle Creek

Richard

1/25
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Laurel Snow

Gary Kimbrell

    ** February 2020 **  

2/1
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Dog Cove

Pete

2/15
Sat

Upper Cumberland

North Plateau

Mike Shane

2/22
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Bandy Creek to Leatherwood Ford Richard Savage at 931-526-2035 or savage_richard@hotmail.com.

 

Richard Savage

2/29
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Gulf

Mike Shane

    ** March 2020 **  

3/7
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Pogue Creek

Janety, Cynthia and Judy 

3/14
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Wheeler Farm

Pete

3/21
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Firey gizzard

Gary

3/28
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Ground Hog ridge

Gary

    ** April 2020 **  

4/4
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Collins Gulf

Gary

4/11
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Waterfall Hike

Richard

4/18
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Chimney Tops at Frozen Head

Gary

4/25
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Soak Creek

Janet, Cynthia, Judy

    ** May 2020 **  

5/2
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Charlie’s Bunion

Gary

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