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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Calendar updated Nov 16, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** November 2018 **  

11/16-
11/18

Highland Rim

Friends of Tennessee State Parks Annual Conference. Montgomery Bell State Park.   Burns, TN.  Friends group members, those starting a Friends group or interested in starting a Friends group are invited. Come and learn from educational sessions, share information about best practices, challenges and successes, exchange program and project ideas and celebrate all the wonderful achievements of the Tennessee State Parks Friends Groups.  Hikes and field trips are planned for Saturday November 17.  For more information contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Visit the website 15th Annual Friends Conference, Montgomery Bell State Park, November 16-18, 2018.

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

11/16
Fri

TTA

Pre-registration deadline for South Cumberland Cleanup days. See 11/19-11/20.

11/17
Sat

Clarksville

Ashland  City Rails-to-Trails unpaved section, 6 miles out and back, moderate due to length; meet 8:00 A.M. CT, Madison Street Kmart parking lot, Clarksville; 18 miles to trail head.  

 

Bob Lyon 931- 648-2354

11/17
Sat

Memphis

Nov 17, Meeman-Shelby Forest – Chickasaw Bluff and Pioneer Springs Trails    6-7 miles Moderate

Note trail change from original schedule.

Meet in the parking lot of the Nature Center at Poplar Tree Lake (NOT the Visitor Center) at 9:00. To get to the meeting point, go out North Watkins until it ends at Locke-Cuba Road and turn left.  Drive 2.3 miles (go straight ahead past the General Store), then turn right into the park on Grassy Lake Road.  Go straight ahead, 1.7 miles to a stop sign.  Turn left and the parking lot will be on your right.  We will shuttle approximately six miles to the north trailhead of the Chickasaw Bluff Trail.  The trailhead, at about 417 feet, is one of the highest points in Shelby County.  The trail quickly descends below 300 feet and follows a creek down to the Mississippi flood plain.  Here we often see evidence of the wild pigs that have inhabited the park for the last few years.  After crossing Beaver Creek at about 2.5 miles, we encounter a few rolling hills before climbing a short but steep hill up to the Woodland Shelter (approximately mile 3.5) where we will have lunch.  From the shelter we join up with the Pioneer Springs Trail which through a series of rolling hills drops back down into the flood plain.  We’ll pass the spring before ending with a gentle uphill back to the parking lot.  Bring hiking boots, water, and lunch.  For more information.

 

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

11/17
Sat

Murfreesboro

Cheeks Bend located in the Duck River State Natural Area Complex. This is a 1.8 mile balloon loop trail that has scenic overlooks of the Duck River. The trail is relatively flat and easy. There is a small cave, perfectly safe to walk through and it leads to an overlook bluff.
Bring water, snacks and wear good hiking boots.
For information, or to register, contact Jennifer Zahn

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

11/17
Sat

Soddy Daisy

November 17, Saturday- In and out hike from Retro Hughes trailhead to Immodium Falls and return. ( 7.5 to 8 miles) Moderately strenuous. Meet at Durham St., Soddy Daisy at 8:30 am. Hike leader, John Politte

John Politte 423-332-7186  

11/17
Sat

Upper Cumberland

November 17 Hidden Passage Trail, Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN.
This 10 mile loop trail is noted for rock houses and other
interesting formations that are passed along the way It is rated easy
for terrain and moderate for the length, You can meet us at J.C.
Penny’s at 7:00 am in Cookeville. Bring water, snacks and lunch. For
more information and to register contact Eugene Cummins at
 or 

 Eugene Cummins at

11/19-
11/20

TTA

South Cumberland State Park managers have designated Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20 as the first of many work days that will be needed to clean up damage to portions of South Cumberland State Park, resulting from the Nov 6th EF-2 tornado that crossed Grundy County.

Persons interested in volunteering must pre-register. All tools will be provided; volunteers should dress for the weather, bring heavy work gloves, and their own food and water. Only registered volunteers will be allowed to participate. Additional information will be provided to volunteers when they call to register.

To pre-register: 
Call the SCSP office between 8 am and 4 pm before Friday, November 16th. 
931-924-2980.

11/20
Tue

Clarksville

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

 

JR Tate 931-220-1359

11/20
Tue

Soddy Daisy

November 20, Tuesday-  Craven’s House to Lookout Pt.- About 3 miles round trip. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30am or at Craven’s House at 9:00. Hike Leader is Nancy Allen

Nancy Allen 423-344-1118

11/23
Fri

Highland Rim

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Manchester, TN.  Traditional Day After Thanksgiving Hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Four miles.  Moderate due to steep climbs and eroded trails.  Meet Friday after Thanksgiving at 9:00 a.m. CT in front of the Museum.  We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone and Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail.  We will see Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls, the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers and limestone bluffs bordering the rivers.  Bring water and snacks.  Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended.  After our hike we will gather at a local restaurant for lunch.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net  or 931-962-0811. 

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

11/23
Fri

Murfreesboro

Annual After Thanksgiving Day Hike at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester. 
This is a 4 mile moderate hike and is a joint activity with the Highland Rim Chapter.
Join us for our annual family friendly day after Thanksgiving Hike. We will hike the Old Stone Fort Trail, River Fork Loop, Backbone, Little Duck Loop and the Old River Channel Trail. We will see Blue Hole Falls, Big Falls and the confluence of the Duck and Little Duck Rivers.
After the hike we will go to a local restauraunt for lunch.
Meet in front of th museum at 9:00 AM
For carpool information from Murfreesboro or to register. contact Sara Pollard

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

11/24
Sat

Clarksville

Clarksville Greenway, 5.2 or 9.2 miles, easy to moderate;  meet 8:30 A.M. CT at the end of Pollard Road.

 

Donna Fondren 931-647-3120

11/24
Sat

Columbia/ Franklin

Beaman Park

Located in northwest Nashville near Joelton. This wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville’s park system and features a Highland Rim forest type, unique plant associations and species, and a rugged landscape with steep slopes, narrow hollows, and streams and waterfalls. Beaman Park is a rugged sanctuary of unique natural beauty where visitors can experience a peaceful connection with nature, view and learn about plants and wildlife, and realize the importance of preserving the natural world for future generations.  Meet at Tollgate Medical Plaza at 8:00 a.m. for Columbia/Franklin chapter.  If you would rather meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center, just let the hike leader know.  You can plan to hike around 9:00 a.m.

Jane Coffey:  jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551

11/24
Sat

East Tennessee

Cherohala Skyway: We will start at the Hooper Bald trail head and proceed to the Huckleberry Knob overlook. This is an "in and out" hike and approximately 6 miles total. The weather should be perfect. If time permits, we will stop a Tellico Grains Bakery for their pizza and pastries. We will meet at Ingles Merchants Rd Exist at 7:30 am ET or another meeting place if suggested. Please pre-register with Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-985-9144
mrosemary04@gmail.com

11/24
Sat

Memphis

Meeman-Shelby Forest – Horse Trail (7 miles)

Join us for a moderately strenuous 7 mile hiking/horse loop trail over a mixture of steep hills and flat areas around Poplar Tree Lake. We will meet at the parking lot near the old stables at 9:15 a.m.  There will be restrooms available next to the parking lot.  Hike will leave promptly at 9:30.  Bring water and snacks.  Hiking boots are recommended. Rain will cancel.  You can find a park map at https://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/park-maps/37-meeman-shelby-sm.jpg.  The old stables are in the southern part of the park and the trail is marked on the map in yellow.  For additional information, contact Marion at mquinlen@gmail.com or at 901-482-8640.

Marion Quinlen, 256-273- 9720

11/24
Sat

Nashville

Nov 24 – Downtown Nashville. 3-4 miles. Meet 9 am at north end of Bicentennial Park close to Farmer’s Market and the new Tennessee State Museum. We will meet where the carillon bells are, and when they chime at 9 o’clock our feet get moving. We hike south along the park and cross the giant map of Tennessee (allowing the valid assertion, “I walked across the state!”) Then uphill to the beautiful state capitol for a close-up perimeter walk. Along Deadrick Street to Legislative Plaza and city hall, enjoying the fountains and park there, then south to the rebuilt Fort Nashboro. We work our way back up Fourth Avenue north to Union then Fifth Avenue North a ways past 1st Tennessee ballpark. From there across Spring Street and into Germantown and a block over on Monroe to 5th and Monell’s for optional lunch. When returning to parking area, now would be a great chance to visit our brand new state museum, with free admission. 

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

11/24
Sat

Soddy Daisy

November 24, Saturday- Need hike and leader.

11/26
Mon

Highland Rim

 Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 pm at Red Lobster, 1947 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma    Meeting is 7:00 pm D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Dustin Thames, TWRA Biologist, will present a program on Bats in Local Caves. 

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

11/27
Tue

Nashville

Nov 27 - Program meeting. Dr. Stephen Murphree teaches biology at Belmont University and he’s studying the biology of creatures we’ve all encountered - ticks. Get ready to understand how ticks do what they do. Steve is also going to give us some inside information on chiggers and how they manage to make us miserable. Many of you know Dr. Murphree through the Tennessee Naturalist program - and you know you’re in for a good time. Get your itch on! Benadryl issued at the door.

Nora Beck: 615 -517-6486, norellibee@gmail.com 

11/27
Tue

Soddy Daisy

November 27, Tuesday- Fiery Gizzard, Grundy Day Loop- This is a reverse lollipop loop of about 3 miles with some roots and the stick of the loop to Sycamore Falls is a bit rocky. It is possible to just hike the loop and wait at the bridge while others hike to the falls. This is truly one of the most beautiful hikes in our area. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30 am. Hike Leader is Donna Pyers. (352) 812-4845.

Donna Pyers. (352) 812-4845.

11/29
Thu

Sumner Trails

Thursday, November 29. Bledsoe Creek State Park. 9:00 am. High Ridge and Shoreline Trails loop (moderate) 2.4 miles. We will start at the Visitor Center/Park Office. If interested, we will hike a second loop. Trail surface includes gravel, dirt, and rocks. Please bring water! Recommended hiking shoes, hiking poles, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Meet: Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Ziegler Fort, Gallatin TN  37066l  Les Cleveland hike leader.

Les Cleveland  lescleve@gmail.com (615) 719-0031 cell

    ** December 2018 **  

12/1
Sat

Clarksville

Nashville Urban Hike; 4.0 miles, easy to moderate; Start at Bicentennial Capitol Mall and hike along the Downtown Cumberland Greenway, cross Shelby Street Bridge where there is a restroom. We will  return to the mall through city streets and eat lunch at the Farmers Market;  meet 8:00 A.M. CT, I 24 Exit 11 commuter parking lot; 39 miles to trail head.  

 

Paul Schwab 931-801-9484

12/1
Sat

Highland Rim

Sewanee Perimeter Hike.  The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.  About 16-18 miles. Strenuous.  Marietta Poteet will lead this scenic hike clockwise from the War Memorial Cross to the University Gates.  A vehicle shuttle is required.  This hike features gorgeous views of Hawkins Cove and spectacular sandstone formations.  Bring a lot of water, snacks and lunch.  Bring a headlamp and hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact Marietta Poteet for information, nannietta@blomand.net or 931-924-7666.  

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

12/1
Sat

Memphis

Chewalla Lake Recreation Area - near Holly Springs, MS

Meet at 9:00 a.m.  This will be a 2-part hike with the first part about 2.5 miles and the second part 3.5 miles.  We will begin on the Chewalla Road Trail to the Pine Mountain Trail and crossing the road to the Virginia Pine Trail.  We will stop at the lake for a snack or lunch.  At that point you can return to your cars retracing the way you came on the Virginia Pine Trail. For those who want more – the second part will be an adventure hike.  We will hike the Lakeside Trail (west side of the lake) to the levy, crossing the levy and returning via the Coburn Trail underneath the levy.  This adventure hike includes slippery bridges, hills, downed trees and lots of holes.

 Please park along the entrance road near the trail head of the Virginia Pine Trail and we will shuttle to the trailhead of the Chewalla Road Trail.

Wear boots, bring water, hiking poles, snack and lunch (if staying for the adventure hike).  Rain cancels the hike. 

There are no open bathrooms in the park so stop before exiting.  Contact:  Lynne Witherington  901-230-1501

Directions:  From US Hwy 78 take Exit 37 Chewalla Lake (brown sign), turn west onto Hwy 178, turn north on Higdon Road and drive 3 miles to the entrance.  Please carpool if possible.

 



Lynne Witherington, 901-230- 1501

12/1
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December Hikes 2018

December 1, Saturday- Cumberland Trail from Little Soddy Trailhead to Big Soddy Creek bridge and return via the Rock Climbers Parking Lot. About 8 miles. Moderately strenuous. Meet at Durham St, Soddy Daisy @ 8:30 am. Hike leader,Tom McElhone-805-208-4654

JohnTom McElhone-805-208-4654

12/1
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Dec 1st Sewanee Perimeter Trail. 20 miles. The hike is strenuous and will last about eight hours. Meet at 7:00 am CT in parking lot on Highway 41A across from the intersection of University Avenue and Highway 41A in Sewanee. We will start on the Mountain Goat Trail across from the Blue Chair Restaurant. We will hike toward the Memorial Cross taking the Perimeter Trail around Sewanee. We will have lunch at the Forestry Cabin. We will continue to Shakerag Hollow back to the Mountain Goat Trail to our starting point. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Wear sturdy hiking boots. Dinner in Sewanee after hike. For more information and to register contact Mike Shane at mikeshane@charter.net or 931-446-4306.

 

 contact Mike Shane at mikeshane@charter.net or 931-446-4306.

12/4
Tue

Soddy Daisy

Stinging Fork Falls near Spring City and explore the Soak Creek Trail- This hike is flat and easy for the first mile. A short hike into the gorge is a little rocky. After viewing the falls we will explore a new trail that goes from near the falls toward Soak Creek. Round trip 3 to 4 miles. Meet at Durham St. Soddy Daisy at 8:30 am. Hike Leader Earl Helmer

Earl Helmer- 770-8770600

12/8
Sat

East Tennessee

Hiking Christmas dinner.  Everyone is invited to a fun filled night of good food, short program and lots of socializing.  We’ll have "give a ways", free deserts and hike planning for 2019.  What a great year it has been and an even better one ahead.  Let’s gather at Mimi’s Cafe in Turkey Creek at 6:30 pm ET and eat heartily .  We have reservation under TTA.  Come and enjoy the evening with the best hikers in East Tennessee.  RSVP Rosie.

Rosie Marshall
865-985-9144
mrosemary04@gmail.com

12/8
Sat

East Tennessee

Frozen Head State Park - North and South Old Mac trails and the Fire Tower.   Join us on a hike in the Cumberland Mountains. We will stop at the Park Headquarters then relocate to a large parking lot at the trail head. We will hike the South Old Mac trail to Tub Springs, gaining about 1600 feet in 2.4 miles. From there we will hike to the fire tower, gaining about 350 feet in ½ mile. From there we will go to the North Old Mac trail, losing about 450 feet in ¾ mile. The North Old Mac trail will take us back to the vehicles, losing about 1500 feet in 3.3 miles. The total distance is about 7 miles. The distances are estimates based on conversations with park rangers. The hike difficulty is rated as moderate. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera.

We will meet in the Bearden Central Baptist Church parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am stopping in Oak Ridge at Books-A-Million, 310 South Illinois Ave, and meeting in the parking lot nearest Illinois Ave. We will leave there at 9:00 am for those who would prefer to meet there. Please bring $$$ for carpooling.

After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments. For specific information about the hike please call Tom before the 7th at 974-4422 or leave a message at 588-5622 or send an email to cressler@utk.edu

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

12/8
Sat

Highland Rim

South Rim Trail and Savage Falls.  Savage Gulf State Natural Area, 3157 TN Hwy 399, Palmer, TN.  10 miles round trip.  Flat.  Moderate.  We will visit beautiful Savage Falls then continue on the South Rim Trail to enjoy several outstanding gulf views.  Bring water, lunch, headlamp, hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. 

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

12/8
Sat

Nashville

CHAPTER NEWS REI Gift Wrapping December 8, 2018 marks the 17th year that we are wrapping gifts at REI Brentwood in exchange for donations. These donations go towards getting the Cumberland trail completed! Please consider signing up for a 2 hour slot: 10:00-12:00; 12:00-2:00; 2:00-4:00; and 4:00-5:30. We need both wrappers and people that would like to share about TTA, trail building, parks etc. This is truly a fun way to Fundraise! No experience required but lots of opportunity to show your creativity!

To volunteer, call Amy Sutton at 615 739-5858, amy109@gmail.com 

12/8
Sat

Nashville

Nashville Chapter Holiday Party.  We’ll start festivities at 6 PM CST at the River Plantation Section V Clubhouse, 800 General George Patton Rd in the Bellevue area of Nashville.  For directions, contact Alice Cannon, acannon12@bellsouth.net.  Bring a dish to share and BYOB.  Bring a friend too!  Our party takes the place of the monthly chapter meeting for December.  We’ll be back at REI in January.

Alice Cannon: acannon12@bellsouth.net

12/8
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 8-

Snow Falls hike @ Laurel/Snow area near Dayton,Tn  Hike distance of about 10 miles. Meet at Durham St parking lot @ Soddy ballfields/park and depart @ 8:30 am.  Hike Leader-John Politte- 423 304 8327

John Politte- 423 304 8327

12/8
Sat

Upper Cumberland

 

Dec. 8th - Virgin Falls from Lost Creek (new trail) 9 miles round tripand rated strenuous because of elevation gain. We will pass RylanderCascades 1/2 mile in. In some areas the trail is not well marked, staywith the Leader.  A  lot of trail is on old logging roads with lots of rocks and ruts. The first 2 1/2 miles is all uphill with 1600 foot elevation gain.The last 2 miles descend 1400 to the waterfall.  Then reverse back toTrailhead. Bring water, snacks, lunch, good hiking boots and clothes for theForecasted weather.You can meet in the J. C. Penney’s parking lot at 7:00 a.m., the U.S. bank off Hwy 111 in Sparta at 7:30 a.m. or at Lost Creek trailheadat 8:00 a.m. central time.For information and to register, contact Pete Broehl at 931-738-3551or pabroehl@blomand.net.

 

Pete Broehl at 931-738-3551

or pabroehl@blomand.net.

12/9
Sun

Highland Rim

Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN.  Lost Creek Trail and a section of the Ray Branch Trail.  About 5 miles.  Easy.  Bring water and lunch and hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Meet at 10:00 a.m CST at the Visitor Center.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. 

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

12/11
Tue

Murfreesboro

TTA MURFREESBORO CHAPTER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND FEAST
6PM Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Station
NOTE THE MEETING TIME CHANGE!

This will be our annual Christmas celebration. Please bring your family and a covered dish or dessert (or both) to share for our Christmas Feast. If you wish to participate in this year’s Dirty Santa, bring a small gift to share.

Drinks, Ice, Plates, Utensils, Cups and Napkins will be provided by the chapter.

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

12/11
Tue

Soddy Daisy

December 11, Tuesday- Chickamauga Battlefield- This is an easy loop hike of about 4.37 miles. We will stop by Jay’s Mill and Take a peek at Bragg’s Headquarters site with perhaps some historical commentary along the way. Meet at the lower parking lot at the visitor’s center at 8:30 am. Hike leader, Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008

Gloria Nelson- 423-645-9008

12/15
Sat

Clarksville

 McGregor Park to Ft. Defiance and back. Eat breakfast after the hike at Wendy’s on Riverside; 2.7 miles, moderate; meet 9:00 A.M. CT.

 

 

J.R. Tate 931-220-1359

12/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Chapter Christmas Party.  Gather at Marcia Medford’s home, 112 Midway Road, Sewanee, TN at 5:00 pm CST after Marietta Poteet’s hike to Piney Point.  Bring a wrapped gift valued about $10.00 if you wish to participate in the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange.  Tom Hartvigsen will bring baked ham.  Contact Marcia Medford at 931-598-5331 or marciamedford@yahoo.com to let her know what food you plan to bring so Marcia can coordinate the menu.

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

12/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Hike to Piney Point on the Sewanee Perimeter Trail, Sewanee, TN.  2 miles. Easy.  Piney Point is a striking promontory that boasts a sweeping view out over Shakerag Hollow and Roark’s Cove.  Meet at 3:00 p.m. CST at Marcia Medford’s home, 112 Midway Road, Sewanee.  Marietta Poteet will lead the hike before our Chapter Christmas Party at Marcia Medford’s home.  Bring water and a snack and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Bring a head lamp or other light source.  Contact Marietta Poteet at 931-924-7666 or nannietta@blomand.net

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

12/15
Sat

Nashville

Bells Bend Park, Nashville TN. Moderate. This includes over 7 miles of wonderful trails. We will walk several of the trails in a large loop around the park.  This will be a moderate winter hike through a lot of open fields.  Bring binoculars if you want, as well as the usual sturdy shoes or boots, plenty of water, snacks, and clothing appropriate for the weather.  We will also have the options for food after the hike.  Contact   Meeting Place: East end of the Richland Park Library parking lot at 46th & Charlotte.  Meeting Time: 8:00 AM (or 8:30 AM at the Bells Bend Park Nature Center).

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

12/15
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 15, Saturday-Trail from Soddy Gulf Trailhead to Deep Creek and return. About 7 miles. Moderately strenuous. Meet at Durham St, Soddy Daisy @ 8:30am. Hike leader, John Politte @ 423 304 83

John Politte @ 423 304 83

12/15
Sat

Upper Cumberland

Short hike 5-7  miles followed by christmas Party at the home of Janet’s daughter. 
Pot lunch 1-4
Details to follow
Call or text Janet
931.644.1207

Janet
931.644.1207

12/18
Tue

Clarksville

Christmas Party; 6:00 P.M. CT, Crow Community Center, 211 Richview Rd, Clarksville.

 

J.R. Tate 931-220-1359

12/18
Tue

Soddy Daisy

December 18, Tuesday- Turtletown Falls is an easy to moderate 3.4-mile loop trail with 2 waterfalls, one a gorgeous double waterfall in the Cherokee National Forest. There is some elevation gain. The trail is located just north of Ducktown on the far side of the Ocoee Gorge. Meet at Food City in Ooltewah at 8:30am. Hike leader, Sue Christiansen and Gloria Nelson 423-645-9008

Sue Christiansen  423-580-5595 and Gloria Nelson 423-645-9008

12/22
Sat

Clarksville

 No hike because of Christmas.

 

N/A

12/22
Sat

Soddy Daisy

December 22, Saturday-  Harrison Bay, meet at Trailhead at 8:30am, Hike Leader- Nancy Allen, 423-344-1118

 

Nancy Allen, 423-344-1118

12/25
Tue

Nashville

Christmas Day Hike, 1:00 pm. Hidden Lakes, Pegram, TN. Easy.  Meet in the parking lot at 1:00 pm for a short and refreshing Christmas Day hike.  We will hike the double loop trail of fields, bluffs, river and lake views and woods, for about 2 miles.  We can hike it twice for more mileage if the group would like. Directions:  From I-40, take exit 192. Follow McCrory Lane north for 0.9 miles, crossing the Harpeth River, then immediately look left for the trail head  parking lot. 

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

12/29
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Fifth Saturday Work Day.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Short Springs parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Bring water, snack and work gloves.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to let her know you can help.

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

12/29
Sat

Sumner Trails

SATURDAY DECEMBER 29.   AFTER CHRISTMAS RAMBLE.  3 miles EASY.  10 AM CT. We will meet at St. Timothy Lutheran church, walk Stop 30 road alongside Bluegrass fairways #3 and #15, cross over the CSX rail line on the pedestrian bridge, and then take the Hendersonville Greenway to connect to the Drakes Creek Greenway ending up at the parking lot next to the baseball field by Drakes Creek where we will have left a car to take the drivers back to St. Tim’s.  Then we will go to Sam’s Sports Bar & Grill at The Streets of Indian Lake for lunch. Meet at 10 AM CT at St. Timothy Lutheran Church at 650 East Main Street in Hendersonville.  For further info contact Grinchy Al at ballallenger@aol.com

Grinchy Al at ballallenger@aol.com

12/30
Sun

Soddy Daisy

 December 29, Saturday- Raccoon Mountain east rim overlook to switchyard and back. Easy to moderate about 4.5 miles. Meet at Food City in Red Bank at 8:30. Hike leader- George Bonneau. 423-645-9029

 George Bonneau. 423-645-9029

12/31
Mon

Clarksville

New Years Eve hike downtown Clarksville; 3.5 miles, moderate; After the hike we will meet at the Blackhorse Pub and Brewery for a New Year’s Eve Toast; meet 7:00 P.M. CT, Cumberland River Pavilion, McGregor Park, Riverside Drive.

 

 Lionel Senseney 931-551-6738

    ** February 2019 **  

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. 

2/14
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. 

2/21
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. 

2/28
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. 

    ** 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 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

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