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 11, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2017 **  

12/16
Sat

Highland Rim

Prentice Cooper State Forest, near Whitwell, TN.  Easy hike to Snoopers Rock on the Mullens Cove Trail, 6.8 miles roundtrip. This hike offers views of the Tennessee River Gorge, rock bluffs, and cascading streams.  The bare rock promontory of Snoopers Rock offers a wide view of the Tennessee River Gorge and a great lunch spot!  Bring water, snacks, lunch, hiking poles and a light.  Wear sturdy hiking boots.  Contact our hike leader, Joan Hartvigsen, for carpool information, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.

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

12/30
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 2018 **  

1/1
Mon

Highland Rim

 Annual Multi-Chapter New Year’s Day Hike.  Edgar Evins State Park.  Millennium Trail, 3.2 miles moderate and Highland Rim Nature Trail, 2 miles easy.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen for carpool information at 931-962-08ll or jhartvigs@comcast.net.  We need to be at Edgar Evins’ covered picnic shelter at the marina parking lot at 10:00 a.m. CST to drop off our potluck food and carpool to the Millennium Trail Head.  We will then 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.

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

1/6
Sat

Highland Rim

Collins West Hike past Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls to Sawmill Campground and beyond depending on time and darkness.  South Cumberland State Park.  Gruetli Laager, TN.   Eight plus miles total mileage.  Moderate due to boulder hopping at the beginning and an 800 ft. elevation change.  Later the hike is very easy because it follows the river.   Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Bring water, lunch, snack, hiking sticks and head lamps.  Water shoes would be helpful for possible water crossings.  Email  Marietta Poteet, nannietta@blomand.net or Jan Safavi, safavi.jan@gmail.com, to register and for more information.

 

Marietta Poteet
nannietta@blomand.net

1/13
Sat

Highland Rim

Sewanee Perimeter Trail Section.  Sewanee, TN.   Forestry Cabin (Gate 5) through Shakerag Hollow to eastern University Gates at Highway 41A.  Moderate.  Five miles.  We will leave vehicles at the eastern University Gates and begin our hike at Gate 5 off Brakefield Road.  We will enjoy many great views, including Cherry Point, Rutledge Point, KA Point.  We will hike down into Shakerag Hollow and see mature hardwood forests and tall cliffs and wet weather waterfalls.   Bring water, snacks and lunch.  Bring hiking poles and wear sturdy hiking boots.  Meet at the Blue Chair Café, 35 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN at 9:00 a.m. CST.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. 

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

1/20
Sat

Highland Rim

Sixteenth Annual Poteets’ Chilly Chili Hike.  Sherwood Forest, Sewanee, TN.  Three miles, easy to moderate.   Join Marietta and Jim for their annual Chilly Chili Hike.   For the Chilly Chili hike, we will hike the new Sherwood Forest Acquisition, the latest land acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park.  We will hike the trail to a beautiful overlook of Lost Cove and to a natural bridge.  Following these points of interest, we will hike the partially complete trail around the ridge where we will continue to get spectacular views.  The trail is approximately 3 miles long rated easy to moderate due the trail being partially completed.  There will be a bail out place for those who do not want to walk the incomplete portion of trail.  For directions to the trailhead, email Marietta Poteet at nannietta@blomand.net. Please meet at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. CST.  If the weather turns bad, we will hike an alternate trail.  After our chilly hike we will proceed to the Poteets’ Monteagle home for chili, cornbread, brownies and fixin’s.   We will have a variety of drinks.   If you are not hiking please come to the Poteets’ home at 12:00 p.m. CST.  If you can, please bring a side dish or dessert to share with hungry hikers.  Further information will be forthcoming.  Call or email Marietta at 931-924-7666 or nannietta@blomand.net.   If possible, please let the Poteets know you plan to attend.  The Poteets live in Cliff Tops, 525 Huckleberry Place, Monteagle, TN.

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

1/22
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Join us at 5:00 p.m. CST for dinner at Applebee’s Neighbor Grill & Bar, 1957 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7:00 p.m. at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  We will plan our hikes, floats, camping trips and all other fun activities.  Please bring your bucket list.  If you cannot make the meeting please email your ideas to Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net.

Mary Etta Ward
931-581-9906

1/26-
1/28

Highland Rim

Brady Mountain Section of the Cumberland Trail. Hike on January 27.  Crossville, TN.  8 miles, moderately strenuous.  Some rocky steep sections. Cumulative elevation change of 2,000 ft.   Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Vehicle shuttle required. We will begin the hike at the Jewett Road Trailhead and hike north to the Brady Mountain trailhead at Route 68.  The Brady Mountain Section includes a beautiful ridge-line hike with a panoramic lookout over Grassy Cove at Brady Bluff overlook.  Register with our hike leader, Sara Pollard, sarabpollard@gmail.com or 615-714-3610 for the hike.  We have reserved Cabin #27 at Cumberland Mountain State Park Friday and Saturday nights.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 soon to reserve a space in the cabin.  Sunday morning we will visit nearby Ozone Falls State Natural Area for a half mile round trip hike to Ozone Falls.

Sara Pollard
sarabpollard@gmail.com
615-714-3610
Joan Hartvigsen
Cabin Reservation,  Cumberland Mountain State Park
jhartvigs@comcast.net
931-962-0811

    ** May 2018 **  

5/11-
5/14

Highland Rim

Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Camping and Hiking Weekend.  Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  Camping in Cataloochee Group Campground, Sites G001 and G002.   May 11, 12, 13.  These lovely, quiet campsites are situated along Cataloochee Creek. Site G002 is in full shade.  Hikes will include the Cataloochee Divide Trail and others TBA.  We will view the Elk in the evenings and early mornings.   We may hike to Max Patch on the way out.  More details later.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to reserve space in the two group campsites.  Site G002 is almost full but there is plenty of room in G001.  Cataloochee Creek runs along the back of Site G001.

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

 

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