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Hikes, Excursions, Announcements, and Other Information

Hiking Rules & Information

NOTE: Posted departure times mean PROMPT DEPARTURE. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for carpools.

WEDNESDAY HIKE NOTE: Check the Blog each Tuesday Afternoon/Evening and Wednesday Morning Early; It May Be Necessary To Change Some Hikes. Contact Bill Harris at 931-484-9152 for Hike Information.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Hike -- Climbers Loop - Foster Falls

Wednesday's hike will be the Foster Falls Climber's loop near Tracy City. There will also be a side trip to nearby abandoned coke ovens. Following lunch we will hike the 2 mi Fiery Gizzard day loop. Total hiking distance will be about 7 miles. The climbers loop is fairly difficult terrain, but the coke oven and day loop terrain ranges from easy to moderate. Depart Trinity Tabernacle Church at 7:30 am CT. Carpool cost $8.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Hike ???? -- Need A Hike and Hike Leader

None of our usual hike leaders are available for Wednesday the 12th. If anyone wants to choose a hike and lead it, contact Bill Harris (931-484-9152) ASAP.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 -- Chapter Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm CT

Program: Encourage Native Plants and Stop Evasive Plants by Dennis Gregg, Executive Director of Obed Watershed Community Association (OWCA)

Location: United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville

Dinner: 4:45 pm CT at LaCosta's Restaurant, The Crossings, Crossville

Contact: Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at, or 931-200-7436 for additional information.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 -- Whitewater Rafting, Hartford, TN

This is a 6.5 mile trip of two hours duration on the Pigeon River. Arrive by 12:30 ET to start rafting at 1:30. No bare feet; shoes need to be strapped shoes and not sandals that could easily slip off. Blue Jeans are not recommended. You will experience 70 Class 2-4 rapids! We guarantee you will get wet and YOU will have a blast!!! Cost is $33.78 (includes tax and river fee) per person. We have a minimum 10 person requirement to keep that price per person. Meet at Vanity Fair parking lot at 8:00 AM CT; we will stop for lunch on our way. Carpool cost $10. For more information and to register, contact Sigrun at 931-787-7267 or Let me know ASAP if you plan to attend so that I may ensure we have space for everyone.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Hike -- Angel Falls Rapids

This is a new hike from the Leatherwood Ford parking area up the river to the Angel Falls rapids. It is a moderate 4 mile round trip. We will then do the new trail in Pickett Park from the parking area off Highway 154 out to the Pogue Creek overlook and back. Both hikes combined total 6-7 moderate miles. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 7:30 am CT. Carpool cost $5.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Hike -- Old Stone Fort

We will have two hikes for a total of 6 -7 miles of moderate hiking (each hike is approximately 3.5 miles in length). The Old Stone Fort is a loop trail circling a two thousand year old stone wall built by ancient American natives. There is also a nice museum. The Short Springs hike features a short hike to a waterfall. Depart from Tractor Supply at 7:30 am CT. We will lunch at Jiffy Burger in Manchester. Carpool cost is $7.

Saturday, August 29, 2015, Hike -- Pioneer Loop, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville