The Highland Rim chapter serves hikers from the Tullahoma, Manchester, and Winchester area, with at least two hikes scheduled monthly in the South Cumberlands.

Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00pm CT at the D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, in Tullahoma. (map.)

Mary Etta Ward is the Chapter Chair and can be reached by email or by telephone at 931-581-9906, for more information.

Other chapter officers are:

  • Membership and Treasurer, Marietta Poteet, telephone 931-924-7666 or email.
  • Secretary, Tanja Kendrick, telephone 931-224-6225 or email.
  • Hikes & Program Coordinator & Newsletter Contact, Joan Hartvigsen, telephone 931-962-0811 or email.

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Apr 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** April 2017 **  

4/22
Sat

Highland Rim

CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED HEAVY RAIN AND SLICK WET CONDITIONS.  Sewanee Perimeter Trail.  Sewanee, TN.  Twenty miles.  Eight plus hours.  Strenuous.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. 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.  Register with Michael Glennon, kb4jhu@gmail.com or 931-571-0502.

Michael Glennon
kb4jhu@gmail.com
931-571-0502

4/24
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at  Applebees. Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center.  Program:  Planning Meeting.  October 13-15 Annual Meeting and Highland Rim Paddles, Hikes, and Camping Trips for 2017.  Mary Etta Ward, maryettaward@gmail.com.

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

4/29
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Tullahoma, TN.  One of our tasks is refreshing the paint blazes on the Laurel Bluff Trail.  We will also clear the trails of any trees which have blown down.  If we have enough workers, we will work to improve eroded trails.   Please let Joan Hartvigsen know if you can help.  jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT in the Short Springs parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma.  Bring work gloves, snacks and water.

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

    ** May 2017 **  

5/6
Sat

Highland Rim

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia.  Overlook Trail, Waterfalls Trail, West Rim Loop Trail.  7 miles.  Moderate.   Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain.  The park straddles a thousand-foot deep gorge cut into the mountain by the combined waters of Bear and Daniel Creeks.  We will visit Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls, plunging 60 and 90 ft. and hike the western rim of Cloudland Canyon.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for information on the carpool from Monteagle Elementary School.  The Park is only fifty minutes from Monteagle.

 

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

5/13
Sat

Highland Rim

Millennium Loop Trail and Merritt Ridge Loop Trail, Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point, TN.  Eight miles, moderate.  Steep ups and downs.  Lovely ridge views.  Beautiful views of Center Hill Lake and the cliffs and hills that surround it.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Bring hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for carpool information or time to meet at Edgar Evins Visitor Center.

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

5/13
Sat

Highland Rim

Fiery Gizzard Trail, South Cumberland State Park, Tracy City TN.  12.5 miles moderate.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Michael Glennon and Sara Pollard will co-lead.  We will begin our hike at Foster Falls and hike to the Grundy Forest picnic area.  This is a beautiful trail that offers scenic views, waterfalls, rock formations and hemlock trees over 200 years old.  This hike will include the approximately two mile rerouted section of the Fiery Gizzard Trail which drops down over the bluff and into the gorge. Along the reroute we will enjoy gorgeous views of eighty foot Anderson Falls. It took eighteen months of hard work to complete the reroute and we are still able to take a spur trail to Raven’s Point.  We will be taking the Dog Hole Trail to avoid the “boulder field” section.  Shuttle set up will be required.  To register or for more information contact Michael Glennon 931-571-0502 or kb4jhu@arrl.net

Michael Glennon
kb4jhu@arrl.ne
931-571-0502t

5/19-
5/21

Highland Rim

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN.  Hiking and camping weekend.  Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Jan Safavi and Marietta Poteet will co-lead a camp/hiking weekend at Frozen Head State Park.  The group campsite will hold fifteen people so first to reserve a place with Jan or Marietta will have a choice.  There is a fee to camp which will be divided up among the campers.  Saturday we will hike the Bird Mountain/Tower Trail Loop, which is about eleven miles.  It will be a strenuous hike so you must be up to a challenging hike.  Sunday we will hike the Old Mac Loop which is about six miles.  Please email Jan at safavi.jan@gmail.com or Marietta at nannietta@blomand.net to reserve a spot. 

Marietta Poteet
nannietta@blomand.net

5/22
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m.  Ruby Tuesday, 1936 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.   Tom Gillard, Jr. will present a program on his recent hike up to Mount Washington in New Hampshire. 

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

    ** June 2017 **  

6/9-
6/12

Highland Rim

 Great Smoky Mountains National Park Camping and Hiking Weekend.  Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Camping in Big Creek Campground June 9, 10 and June 11, Group Campsite GP01.  Friday:  Hike to Mouse Creek Falls on Big Creek Trail.  4 miles total out and back.  530 ft. elevation change.  Easy.   Saturday:  Hike to Mount Sterling via Mount Sterling Gap on the Mount Sterling Trail.  Return to Big Creek Campground via Baxter Creek Trail.  8.5 miles total.  Elevation gain of 1,950 ft. up to Mount Sterling Fire Tower.  Mount Sterling’s summit is 5,842 ft. above sea level.  Elevation loss of 4,100 ft. down Baxter Creek Trail to our campsite in Big Creek Campground.  Moderately strenuous.  Great 360-degree views on Mount Sterling Fire Tower of the Smokies and the meadow of Max Patch.  Old-growth forest on Baxter Creek Trail. Shuttle required to retrieve vehicles parked at Mount Sterling Gap.    Sunday:  Hike the Cataloochee Divide Trail to Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center.  Parking is very limited at trailhead so we will carpool using the Suburban (six hikers) and two other vehicles which can each transport five hikers.  We will leave our remaining vehicles at our Big Creek Campsite. GP01.  Checkout is Monday June 12, 12 p.m. ET.   The Science Center is located on 530 acres on a mountain top which provides a 360 degree view of surrounding mountains and valley.  8.4 miles round trip.  970 ft. elevation change.  Moderate.    Friday evening after our hike we will share a potluck dinner at Group Campsite GP01.  Saturday we might eat at the campground.  Each camper responsible for her own Saturday meal.  Or, we can drive to Ruby Tuesday or Monterrey Mexican Restaurant located at Exit 435 , Interstate 40.  Big Creek Campground is three miles from Interstate 40.  Total driving time to the Newport restaurants is thirty minutes.   Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to learn if there is available space.  The Group Campsite may be full.  Options include camping in nearby individual Big Creek campsite or waiting list for Group Campsite.

 

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

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

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