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 Mar 22, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** March 2017 **  

3/25
Sat

Highland Rim

Horsepound Falls Hike.  South Cumberland State Park.  Collins Gulf West.  Gruetli-Laager, TN.   5 miles out and back.  Moderate due to a boulder field to cross and steep ascent/descent.  Marietta Poteet is leading this beautiful wildflowers/waterfalls hike.  We will enjoy opportunities to see an amazing array of spring wildflowers and two spectacular waterfalls:  Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls.  Bring water and lunch.  Bring hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.  Please call Marietta at 931-924-7666 or email nannietta@blomand.net for more information and to register.

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

3/27
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Joint Meeting with the Friends of Short Springs Membership Meeting.   Dinner at 5:00 p.m  at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, near Kroger.  Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.   Rick and Deb Dreves will present a program on their hiking trip to Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine.  There are no cars nor paved roads on Monhegan Island and is accessible only by boat.  The steep and strenuous hiking trails lead through wooded areas (including the Cathedral Woods) and over rocky ledges up to the highest ocean cliffs on the Maine coastline.  Monhegan Island was designated a National Natural Landmark for its coastal and island flora in 1966.

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

    ** April 2017 **  

4/1
Sat

Highland Rim

Honey Creek Loop.  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  Near Rugby, TN.  5.6 miles total.  Difficult.  Joint hike with Nashville Chapter.  This is a strenuous hike through creeks, over boulders, and up steep and rugged terrain.  There will also be great overlooks, waterfalls and interesting geological features.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, waterproof boots with ankle support and clothing appropriate for the weather that day.  There is an option after the hike to stop for food in Rugby or somewhere along the road back to Nashville.  The total time commitment could be up to 12 hours:  driving up, hiking 5.6 difficult miles, dinner and then driving back. Contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net or leave a message at 931-924-7666 for more information and to register.  There is a separate option of camping or staying in Rugby Saturday night after the hike.  Contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net if you are interested in the overnight option.

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

4/2
Sun

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN.  Celebration of Natural Areas Week.  Two wildflower hikes. 10:00 a.m., led by Brian Bowen, Tennessee State Natural Area Administrator.  Don Davidson will assist Brian.  The 2:00 p.m. hike will be led by Dennis Horn, author of several wildflower books, assisted by Ann Cline.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen for more information.  jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

 

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

4/7-
4/9

Highland Rim

Trails and Trilliums.  Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, Monteagle, TN. A Three Day Festival Celebrating the Natural Wonder of the South Cumberland Plateau.   A weekend enjoying nature with proceeds benefitting Friends of South Cumberland State Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Event highlights:  guided hikes in South Cumberland State Park and Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, live music, native plant sale, programs and workshops, ART for the PARK Sale,  wine & wildflowers, vendors and food. Guided hikes include Stone Door, Fiery Gizzard, Foster Falls, Greeter Falls.  For more information and to preregister for hikes:  www.trailsandtrilliums.org and Naullain Kendrick, naullain@hotmail.com.

Naullain Kendrick
naullain@hotmail.com

4/14
Fri

Highland Rim

Good Friday Hike.  Cumberland Trail – Black Mountain Segment.  Crab Orchard, TN.  8 miles, moderate. Joint Hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Impressive rock formations and awesome overlooks.  We are starting at the Highway 68 Trailhead, hiking to the top and then include the loop at the top.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen. jhartvigs@comcast.net. 931-962-0811 for carpool information.

 

 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

4/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Beckwith’s Point Trail, Piney Point Trail, Shakerag Hollow Trail, Bridal Veil Falls Trail.  Sewanee, Tennessee, 6 miles total.  Beginning at Green’s View, we will hike Beckwith’s Point Trail, Piney Point Trail, Shakerag Hollow Trail to complete a loop back to Green’s View. Then we will visit Bridal Veil Falls. Moderate due to steep ascent up cliff to Green’s View and areas of rocky footing.  Features spectacular wildflowers, limestone bluffs, great overlook at Piney Point and a beautiful waterfall.  Bring water, lunch, hiking sticks.  Wear sturdy hiking boots. Meet at 9:00 a.m. CT at Blue Chair Restaurant in Sewanee for breakfast, or 9:30 a.m. if you just want to hike.  Register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-011. 

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

4/22
Sat

Highland Rim

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

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

TTA

TTA Annual Meeting
DuBose Conference Center
Monteagle, TN

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