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.)

Tom Bentley is the Chapter Chair and can be reached by email or by telephone at 931-455-5849, 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 05, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2019 **  

12/7
Sat

Highland Rim

South Rim Trail and Savage Falls. Savage Gulf State Natural Area, 3157 TN Hwy 399, Palmer, TN. 12 miles round trip. Flat. Good tread. Moderate. We will walk along cascading Savage Falls to visit beautiful Savage Falls and then continue on the South Rim Trail to enjoy several outstanding gulf views. We will turn around at Stage Road Camp Area. Please bring water, snacks, lunch, head lamp, hiking sticks. Wear sturdy hiking boots. Contact Michael Glennon at kb4jhu@gmail.com or 931-588-0302 to register and for more information. Meet Michael at the trailhead at 9:00 am CST.

 

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

12/14
Sat

Highland Rim

Hike to Piney Point on the Sewanee Perimeter Trail.  2 miles. Easy.  Piney Point is a striking promontory that offers sweeping views out over Shakerag Hollow and Roark’s Cove.  Meet at Marcia Medford’s house, 112 Midway Road, Sewanee, TN at 3 pm CST before our Chapter Christmas Party.  Bring water, hiking sticks and a head lamp. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@ccomcast.net or 931-962-0811.  

Joan Hartvigsen
jhartvigs@comcast.net

12/14
Sat

Highland Rim

Chapter Christmas Party.  Gather at Marcia Medford’s house, 112 Midway Road, Sewanee TN at 5 pm CST after our hike to Piney Point.  Bring a wrapped gift valued about $10 if you wish to participate in a gift exchange.  Tom Hartvigsen will bring baked ham.  Please contact Marcia Medford concerning what food you plan to bring so she can coordinated our menu.  Marcia’s email is marciamedford@yahoo.com, or phone 931-598-5331.

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

12/21
Sat

Highland Rim

Sewanee Perimeter Trail.  The University of the South.  Sewanee, TN.  9 miles.  Moderate to difficult because of distance, rocky areas and elevation change.  Joint hike with the Nashville Chapter.  We will begin at Green’s View and hike counterclockwise to a nice overlook before walking across the plateau on a forest road that passes by the Equestrian Center.  On the other side of the plateau we will hike down to Bridal Veil Falls and then across to the Memorial Cross.  From there we will walk across the University campus back to Green’s View.  Please bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking sticks, head lamp and sturdy hiking boots.  Please contact Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net or  931-924-7666 for more information.  

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

    ** January 2020 **  

1/1
Wed

Highland Rim

New Year’s Day Hike and Potluck Feast. Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point, TN. Between Smithville and Cookville. All TTA Chapters, members and friends are invited. Meet at 10:00 am CST at the marina parking lot near the covered picnic shelter to sign in, drop off food and group photo. We will then carpool to the trailhead for a 2.5 mile hike on the Millennium Trail, rated easy to moderate. After the hike we will return to a blazing fire, hot beverages and a hearty lunch. Bring a prepared dish to share. The Friends of Edgar Evins State Park will provide the paper plates, cups and utensils. There are electric outlets. After our meal we will hike the Highland Rim Nature Trail next to the Visitor Center. This trail is a 2 mile loop rated easy to moderate. Please contact Joan Hartvigsen for carpool information and information on the event. You will need hiking sticks, hiking boots, warm clothing and water for the hikes. Joan’s email is jhartvigs@comcast.net, phone is 931-962-0811.

 

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

    ** February 2020 **  

2/15
Sat

Highland Rim

Annual Poteet’s Chilly Chili Hike.  More information soon.

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

2/29
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs Work Day.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

    ** March 2020 **  

3/27-
3/29

Highland Rim

Mousetail Landing State Park Camp & Hike and Lady’s Bluff TVA SWA Hike.  Linden, TN.  Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter, Sara Pollard.  We have reserved four campsites at Spring Creek Campground inside Mousetail Landing State Park Friday and Saturday nights. The campsites are along the Tennessee River (aka Kentucky Lake). Perhaps we will kayak in Kentucky Lake.  Friday we will hike the three mile Scenic Trail and the half mile Spring Creek Trail.  Friday night we will enjoy a shared Potluck Dinner at our campsites. Saturday we are hiking the Eagle Point Trail, 7.5 lollipop loop, rated moderate and offers beautiful views of the Tennessee River.  Saturday night we can eat at nearby Parsons, TN or Linden, TN.  Sunday we are hiking the Lady’s Bluff Trail in the nearby TVA Small Wild Area.  This trail is 2.6 miles with moderate steep grades and spectacular views of the Tennessee River. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, 931-962-0811 or  jhartvigs@comcast.net to reserve a space in a campsite.  

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

    ** April 2020 **  

4/10
Fri

Highland Rim

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg,TN. Good Friday Hike.  Joint Activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter, Sara Pollard. Trail to be announced.  Options include a day hike or camping.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.




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

4/24-
4/26

Highland Rim

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Camping and Hiking Trip.  Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter, Sara Poillard.  Cades Cove Group Campsite.  We have reserved a gorgeous group campsite. Room for 10 small tents on the tent pads with more space on the gravel.  Covered picnic pavillion with picnic tables.  Flush toilets nearby and drinking water.  We will hike Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Hikes to be announced.  Azaleas and spring wildflowers will be blooming.  Reserve a space soon.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

    ** May 2020 **  

5/30
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs Work Day.  Tullahoma, TN.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

    ** June 2020 **  

6/7
Sun

Highland Rim

Tennessee River Gorge Paddle.  Suck Creek Ramp to Raccoon Mountain Ramp.  9 miles.  West of Chattanooga in Marion County. Joint activity with Murfreesboro Chapter, Sara Pollard. Sunday morning we will paddle through the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge from Suck Creek Boat Ramp to TVA’s Raccoon Mountain Boat Ramp.  The paddle is through Prentice Cooper State Forest.  Bring a lot of water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binoculars and a camera.  We will see Osprey and Bald Eagles.  One year a river otter swam next to my kayak!  You must wear your PFD.  Meet at 8:00 am CDT at the Suck Creek Boat Ramp to arrange a shuttle.  Please contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net , 931-962-0811 to register.  The address for the Suck Creek Boat Ramp is 1900 Suck Creek Road, Chattanooga.  

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

6/13
Sat

Highland Rim

Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN. Family Hike. Lost Creek Overlook Trail and the Evans Loop Trail. Three miles. Relaxed pace. Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter, Jeanne Conatser. We will take several short spur trails off Lost Creek Overlook Trail to tip of peninsulas to view Tims Ford Lake. We can swim in the lake on the Evans Loop Trail, so dress in quick dry clothes. Meet at 9:00 am CDT at the Visitor Center. Please register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. You will need your hiking boots and hiking sticks. Bring water and a lunch. Save room for Kemp Ice Cream, sold inside the Park at the Marina.

 

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

    ** October 2020 **  

10/23-
10/25

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