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 Dec 10, 2018 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2018 **  

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

12/29
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

    ** January 2019 **  

1/1
Tue

Highland Rim

Annual Multi-Chapter New Year’s Day Hike and Feast.  Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point, TN.   Millennium Trail, 2.5 miles easy and Highland Rim Nature Trail, 2 miles easy.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen for carpool information. We need to be at Edgar Evin’s covered picnic shelter at the marina parking lot at 10:00 a.m. CT to drop off our potluck food and carpool to the Millennium Trailhead.  After our hike we will enjoy our potluck lunch under the covered picnic shelter with a warm fire in the fireplace.  After lunch we will hike the Highland Rim Nature Trail. Hike Text

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

1/12
Sat

Highland Rim

West Collins Trail to Horsepound Falls. West Collins Trailhead. South Cumberland State Park, Gruetli-Laager,TN. 5 miles round trip, moderate to strenuous because of 800 foot elevation change and a boulder field. Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter. There are two beautiful waterfalls, Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls, which should be running high at this time of year. Hopefully there will be snow and ice for a winter wonderland but our footing might be trickier. Dress for the weather and bring water, lunch, snacks, hiking sticks and hiking boots.

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

1/19
Sat

Highland Rim

Big Frog Trail to summit of Big Frog Mountain. Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee District. 10 miles round trip, moderate. This ridge line hike offers outstanding views of the surrounding mountains, including the Cohutta Wilderness to the south and the Tennessee Valley to the west. The trailhead is located off Hwy 64 near Ocoee Powerhouse No. 2 and Thunder Rock Campground. Contact Joan Hartvigsen for carpool information. Bring water, lunch, snacks, headlamp, hiking sticks and wear sturdy hiking boots. Dress for the weather!

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

1/26
Sat

Highland Rim

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

931-924-7666
nannietta@blomand.net

1/26
Sat

Highland Rim

Dinner & Chapter Meeting.

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

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

    ** 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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