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 Oct 17, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** October 2017 **  

10/21
Sat

Highland Rim

Lost Creek Trail and a segment of the Ray Branch Shoreline Trail.  Tims Ford State Park, Winchester TN.  Total Mileage 5 miles.  Easy.   We will enjoy great views of Tims Ford Lake while hiking over rolling hills of hardwood forests.  Bring water and lunch and hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net, 931-962-0811.

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

10/23
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 pm, One22West Restaurant, 122 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7:00 pm. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Program to be announced.

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

10/28
Sat

Highland Rim

 Collins Gulf Loop, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Palmer, TN.  13 miles.  Strenuous. Highlights of this hike include Horsepound and Suter Falls, numerous overlooks, and the historic Stagecoach Road built in the 1830s. We will descend into the gulf along the Collins Gulf Trail to Suter and Horsepound Falls. (Those wanting a shorter hike can return to the beginning from Horsepound Falls for a total hiking distance of 5 miles which is rated moderate). We will continue by ascending from the gulf on the Stagecoach Road and then follow the Collins Gulf loop to the beginning.   Bring hiking boots, headlamp, snacks, water, and lunch.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT at the Collins West Access Trail, Gruetli-Laager, TN 37339.   if interested in carpooling, meet at 8:00 a.m. at Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe, 1112 TN-50, Pelham, TN.   For information and to register contact Michael Glennon at 931-588-0302 or kb4jhu@gmail.com

Michael Glennon
kb4jhu@gmail.com
931-588-0302

10/29
Sun

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Fall Color Hike.  4 miles. Moderate.  Meet at 2:00 pm at Short Springs parking area. 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma for this Sunday afternoon hike.  Co-leaders Dennis Horn and Joan Hartvigsen.  Bring water, snack and hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  We will hike Busby Falls Loop Trail and Laurel Bluff Trail.  We will enjoy views of the cascades in Bobo Creek.  We will then visit awesome Machine Falls then continue on to hike Adams Falls Loop.

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

    ** November 2017 **  

11/4
Sat

Highland Rim

Big Hill Pond State Park Hike led by State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath.  Moderate.   Meet at 1:00 pm CT at Pickwick Landing State Park, near Savannah, TN.  Hike is part of the Friends of Tennessee State Parks’ The 14th Annual Friends Conference.  Must register for the Conference to go on hike.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net for more information. Conference begins November 3 at 5:00 pm and ends November 5. Registraton fee includes Friday and Saturday dinners, programs, workshops and outings.  Contact Nancy Schelin to register, nancy.schelin@tn.gov.

 

 

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

11/10-
11/12

Highland Rim

Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth, GA.  Camping and Hiking Weekend.  Hike leader is Michael Glennon, kb4jhu@arrl.net 931-571-0502.   Friday after we set up camp we will go on the West Overlook Trail/CCC Stone Tower Trail Loop.  One mile loop, easy.  Saturday we will hike the Gahuti Trail, an 8.2 mile loop rated moderate.  The Gahuti Trail (Cherokee for “mother mountain”) explores the beautiful backcountry of the park, catching incredible long range views from several towering overlooks. The Gahuti Trail passes just below the summits of both Cohutta and Fort Mountains.  Many steep ups and downs.  Sunday after we take down tents we will hike the easy Lake Trail, a 1.2 mile loop.  We have reserved four walk up tent sites.  Nearby hot showers, sinks and flush toilets. Each site includes picnic table, fire ring and metal bear proof container to store food. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to reserve space in a campsite.  Potluck dinner Friday night.  Joan is bringing homemade stew for everyone and a camp stove to heat it up.  Other campers are asked to contribute food to share for Friday’s dinner.  Each camper is responsible for their Saturday dinner as well as breakfasts and lunches. Michael will heat up water for hot drinks.  Bring whatever drink mix you want to drink hot.  Bring certified heat treated firewood for our Friday and Saturday night campfires.

Michael Glennon
kb4jhu@arrl.net
931-571-0502
Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

11/18
Sat

Highland Rim

Eat-Hike-Eat.  Sewanee Perimeter Trail, Sewanee, TN.  About 5 miles, easy.  Let’s meet at the Blue Chair Restaurant in Sewanee at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast.  We will leave for the trailhead at 9:30 a.m.  We will hike a section of the Sewanee Perimeter Trail from Gate 5 to Gate 8.  We will take a short detour to visit the Forestry Cabin then follow the Perimeter Trail west along the bluff to our lunch spot at Dotson Point.  We will then continue to Gate 8 where our shuttle vehicle is parked.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. 

 

 

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

11/24
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

11/27
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 pm at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7:00 pm D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Our speaker is Stuart Carroll, Park Manager at Virgin Falls State Natural Area and Lost Creek State Natural Area.  He is co-author of the second edition of “Hiking Tennessee:  A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures.”  Mr. Carroll draws upon his thirty two years of experience within the Tennessee parks system and his overall knowledge as one of Tennessee’s native born.  The second edition contains some very substantial changes, particularly in the Cumberland Region.  He will discuss many of the hikes included in the book and some of the techniques used to map out hiking trails.  Mr. Carroll will bring copies of the book “Hiking Tennessee” to sell and autograph.

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

 

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