The Jackson Chapter of TTA meets in Jackson, which is in Madison County, and has members from the surrounding area. We organize hikes in West Tennessee and occasionally in Middle Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Alabama, and Eastern Arkansas.

Chapter meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. CT on the first Tuesday of the month at the Perkins Restaurant on Vann Drive, Jackson TN 38305.

The chapter has a new Facebook page, which we will use to tell the community what events we have planned -- www.facebook.com/JacksonTTA. We also have a monthly newsletter.

Current chapter officers are:

  • Melinda Pearson is the chapter chair. Contact her by telephone at 731-225-4293 or by email for more information about TTA and the chapter's activites.

  • Glen Rognstad is the chapter outings coordinator. Contact him by telephone at 731-217-5966 or by email.

  • Anne Goodson is treasurer, and can be reached by telephone 731-664-1556 or by email.

  • Don Dresser is secretary, available by telephone 731-694-0146 or by email. Contact him if you would like to receive our newsletter.


Upcoming Jackson Hikes and Programs:


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Feb 19, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2017 **  

2/25
Sat

Jackson

Feb 25 -  Big Hill Pond SP  This will be a walk in the park on trails that you might not have seen before. This hike will be about 7 miles long, with little elevation change. Don Dresser will lead the hike, and can be reached at donald_dresser@usit.net or 731 694 0146.  If you are going, please meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 8 am, so that we can carpool together, or arrange to meet us at the park around 9:30.

Don Dresser
donald_dresser@usit.net
731 694 0146

    ** March 2017 **  

3/11-
3/19

Jackson

March 11-19 - Natchez Trace SP.  Join project leader DIck McKeen, SP Ranger Greg Taylor, and volunteers from the American Hiking Society in rebuilding the Cub Lake Trail. For additional information or to register, please contact Dick McKeen at sprucemountain@Eplus.net or 720 469 0619.

Dick McKeen at sprucemountain@Eplus.net or 720 469 0619.

3/25-
3/26

Jackson

March 25-26 - Smoky Mtn hike near Cades Cove. The March 25 hike will be in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We will hike to Spence Field via the Anthony Creek Trail, which begins at the Case Cove Picnic Area. The round trip distance is 10.3 miles.  The trail is strenuous, gaining 2842 feet in the 5.15 miles to the top. It is worth it; if there is good visibility, there are great views to the east into the North Carolina side of the Smokies. A side trip option would add an additional 1.2 miles to Rocky Top.
 
For those interested, we might take a Sunday morning walk to Abrams Falls, 5 miles round trip. For directions, places to stay, additional information or to register, please contact Jeff Chambers at chambers.jeffreyb@gmail.com

Jeff Chambers
chambers.jeffreyb@gmail.com

    ** April 2017 **  

4/1
Sat

Jackson

April 1 - Bite-size walk This will be a short 3 mile walk around Pinson Mounds, specially created for newcomers to our group.  Please let your friends know about the outing.  If you are going, please meet at Panera Restaurant in Jackson at 10 am, so that we can carpool together, or arrange to meet us at the visitor center around 10:30 am.  For additional information, please call or write either me or Melinda Pearson, who can be reached at hurstme@bellsouth.net or 731 225 4293.

Melinda Pearson
hurstme@bellsouth.net
731 225 4293

4/8
Sat

Jackson

April 8 - Wildflowers  Glen Rognstad will lead us on our annual wildflower hike, probably to Stillhouse Hollow Falls NA.  For additional information or to register, please contact Glen at glenrognstad@gmail.com or 731 - 217-5966.

Glen Rognstad
glenrognstad@gmail.com
731 - 217-5966

4/29-
4/30

Jackson

April 29-30 - Walls of Jericho NA Plans are being made for a trip to Jericho and Stevens Gap Cave.

 

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