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 Jun 25, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2017 **  

6/24
Sat

Highland Rim

Greeter Falls/Boardtree Falls Hike and Friends of South Cumberland State Park Picnic, Stone Door Picnic Shelter.  Meet Ranger Aaron Reed at 8:30 a.m. at the Greeter Falls parking lot for a hike to Greeter Falls and Boardtree Falls.  Friends of South Cumberland State Park picnic is 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m. at Stone Door Picnic Shelter.  A main course, probably chicken and/or barbecue, drinks and a cake will be provided.   Bring a side dish or dessert.   Rock Climbing Demonstration and “Try It Out” at Stone Door from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for carpool information and to register for the picnic so the Friends know how many people might be coming for lunch.

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

6/26
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at One22West, 122 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.   Meeting at 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.   Program:  Dr. Michael Bradley’s book “Death in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Most Popular Park.”   Dr. Bradley has taught United States History at Motlow College since 1970.  He has hiked and camped in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 45 years.

Mary Etta Ward
maryettaward@gmail.com

    ** July 2017 **  

7/1
Sat

Highland Rim

North Rim, Mountain Oak and North Plateau Trails.  Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Palmer, TN.  10 miles moderate.  The North Rim Trail and the North Plateau Trail combine to provide a walk with little elevation change that loops by numerous overlooks of Savage Gulf.  The North Rim Trail has more overlooks than any other trail on the South Cumberland plateau.  From these viewpoints we will see old growth forest in the bottom of the gorge and the junction of the three gulfs that make up the State Natural Area.  Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to register and obtain carpool information.

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

7/7-
7/9

Highland Rim

Camping at Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, 404 Spring Creek Road, Delano, TN.   Campsite G6, Gee Creek Campground.   Friday afternoon we will float the Hiwassee River from Reliance Bridge to Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park, 5 miles.  At 3:00 p.m. CT Friday we will leave Group Campsite G6 to drive to our launch at Reliance Bridge.  Saturday we will float the Hiwassee River from the Gee Creek Campground boat ramp to the Dentville Road Bridge. (aka Old Patty Road Bridge access).  This beautiful  8 mile Class I Float runs through forested hillsides.  The current is brisk and the water is deep, clear and clean!  The car shuttle is twenty miles roundtrip.    Sunday we will paddle on beautiful Parksville Lake (Lake Ocoee) against the backdrop of forested rolling hills in Cherokee National Forest.    We will use our own kayaks or canoes for all three activities.   Contact Joan Hartvigsen jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 early to reserve your space in the Group Campsite G6.  Friday evening we will share a potluck dinner at our campsite.  Saturday evening we will eat dinner at an Etowah restaurant, probably Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant, 331 N. Tennessee Avenue, Etowah, TN.  Please note that the original plan to paddle the Ocoee River from Ocoee Dam #1 (Sugarloaf Mountain Park) to Nancy Ward Grave Site State Park Boat Launch has changed.  The lower Ocoee River only has enough water to float on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, according to the folks at the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park. 

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

7/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Duck River Float from below Normandy Dam to Three Forks Bridge.  Portage around Cortner Mill Dam required. Total length is 8.5 miles.  Paddlers wanting a shorter float can take out at Dement  Bridge.  We will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. CT at Damron’s Restaurant, 714 E. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma.  Damron’s is located on East Lincoln Street just beyond East Lincoln Elementary School.  We will meet below Normandy Dam at 9:15 a.m. to organize our shuttle.  We plan to complete our shuttle and begin our float at 10:00 a.m.  Bring water and lunch.  We will eat our packed lunch below Cortner Mill Dam after the portage.  Contact Tom Bentley to register.  htbentley@lighttube.net or 931-455-5849. 

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-455-5849

7/24
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner is 5:00 p.m. at Applebee’s, 1957 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. D. W. Wilson Community Center. 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Rick Phelps will present a program on the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy (SAHC).  Since 1974 the SAHC has conserved over 70,000 acres of unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland and scenic beauty of the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.

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

7/29
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs State Natural Area Work Day.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Short Springs Natural Area parking lot.  Bring water, snacks and work gloves.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen to let her know you can help. jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931962-0811.

 

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

    ** October 2017 **  

10/13-
10/15

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