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 Aug 22, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2019 **  

8/26
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.   Dinner, 5 p.m. at Whiskey Trail BBQ and Steak House, 413 Wilson Avenue, Tullahoma.  Our meeting is 7 pm at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.  Marcia Medford will present a program on Antarctica.  In 1989 she was chosen by ITT Antarctica Services to be part of the winter-over crew at Palmer Station, where she served as the lab manager.  This job lasted from June to October.  While at the station there was not much opportunity to travel around, but she will show what life is like at a remote research station.  It wasn’t as austere as it sounds.  In addition to Antarctica, Marcia will show some of her photos from her trip to Brazil last year, including Carnaval in Rio and Iguassu Falls.

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-273-6344

8/31
Sat

Highland Rim

Short Springs Work Day. Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot, 2250 Short Springs Road, Tullahoma, TN. Bring a lot of water. Bring work gloves, pruner, loppers, water shoes, weed eater. Tasks include placing stepping stones in the creek downstream from Machine Falls, trimming foliage back away for the trails, cutting away dead falls to clear trails, weed eating……. Please contact Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 to let her know you can help. We appreciate the help from folks with all skill levels, including assistance to carry in equipment to the work sites.

 

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

    ** September 2019 **  

9/4-
9/6

Highland Rim

Santeetlah Lake Paddle and Camping  and hiking in Nantahala National Forest Trip.  Camp at Cheoah Point Campground.  1373 Thunderbird Mt. Road, Robbinsville, NC.  U.S Forest Service Campground. Right off U.S. Hwy 129 near the eastern end of Cherohala Skyway.    Cheoah Point Campground has seventeen non-electric sites which cannot be reserved in advance.   Six sites are electric and can be reserved.  Many of the sites have awesome views of Santeetlah Lake, which is surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest.  The campground has a boat ramp and swimming beach.  When not paddling, we can hike in the Nantahala National  Forest, trails off Cherohala Skyway or the Fontana/Twenty Mile Area of Great Smoky Mountains.  Points of interest include nearby Yellow Creek Falls and Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Shuckstack on the Appalachian Trail near Fontana Lake.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811. 

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

9/14
Sat

Highland Rim

Sewanee Perimeter Trail, Roark’s Cove Road to Lake Cheston.  About 13 miles, moderate.  Little elevation change.  Hike omits Green’s View Cliff and Proctor’s Hall.  Vehicle shuttle required.  Joint hike with the Murfreesboro Chapter.  This “lion’s share” of the Perimeter Trail includes most of the pristine sections and beautiful overlooks, two lakes, interesting  geological features and plenty of uplands deciduous forests.  Bring a lot of water, lunch, hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots.  Please register with Joan Hartvigsen at jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.  Meet at 8:00 am CDT at the Lake Cheston Parking lot in the University of the South in Sewanee.

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

9/21
Sat

Highland Rim

 Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia.  Just one hour from Monteagle.  Overlook Trail,  Waterfalls Trail and West Rim Trail. 7 miles, moderate.  Contact Joan Hartvigsen, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811 for information on a carpool leaving from Monteagle Elementary School.  Bring a lot of water, lunch, snacks, hiking boots and hiking sticks.  

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

9/23
Mon

Highland Rim

Chapter Meeting.  Dinner at 5 pm at Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant, 1905 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma.  Meeting is 7 pm at D. W. Wilson Community Center, 501 N. Collins Street, Tullahoma.    Program:  History of TTA, presented by Jim Poteet.

Tom Bentley
htbentley@lighttube.net
931-273-6344

    ** October 2019 **  

10/2-
10/4

Highland Rim

Cardens Bluff Campground and Watauga Lake.  Elizabethton,TN.   Camping, paddling and hiking weekend.  Cardens Bluff Campground is on a peninsula jutting into beautiful Watauga Lake.  Many of the campsites have awesome lake views.  Watauga Lake is surrounded by the Iron Mountains, the Stone Mountains and Pond Mountain Wilderness.  The lake is in the Cherokee National Forest.  The Appalachian Trail follows the northern shoreline.    Contact Joan Hartvigsen for space in the reserved campsites, jhartvigs@comcast.net or 931-962-0811.          

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

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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