Stinging Fork Overlook
Linda Barclay's husband's funeral will be 3pm February 26 at Fairfield Glade Methodist Church.  

Blood Drive in memory of Bill Quattrociocchi  at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 130 Towne Center Drive on Friday, March 2, 2018 9am-3pm.
Upcoming trips - sign up soon

March 17-18 Backpacking Trip in Savage Gulf to Hobbs Cabin.  For additional information and/or sign up for the backpacking trip contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

April 20-22 Overnight - The TTA Plateau Chapter is planning a weekend hiking trip to the Land of Waterfalls in Brevard & Transylvania County, NC.  We will leave the 7:30 am Friday, April 20 and return late afternoon/early evening on Sunday, April 22.  Please contact Cheryl (931) 200-7436 or thehecklers@charter.net to sign up ASAP. 
FEBRUARY 2018 SCHEDULED HIKES - Harris' Picks 

Feb 28 – Cherokee NF-Bald River Gorge Trail If it is going to rain Wed we'll do the hike on Tues 27th instead.  OPTION 1: This is a moderate 6 mile one-way hike from the Holly Flats Campsite on Forest Road 126 to Bald River Falls.  Plan for a long car shuttle.  OPTION 2:  For a shorter in-and-out hike to the falls drop off one-way hikers at Holly Flats then driver to Bald River Falls Trailhead.  Depart VF Outlet Mall at 8am CT.  Carpool cost is $10.    Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243 for more info.
March 2018 Scheduled Hikes


Mar 3 – Cumberland Trail Devils Racetrack.  This is 7 mile moderate hike. We will do a car shuttle to Eagle Bluff then hike the Cumberland Mountain ridge top back to Bruce Gap Trailhead near Cove Lake State Park. There are many overlooks and interesting rock formations along the trail, including the "Devil's Racetrack" plus many waterfalls. Pack your lunch and bring water and enjoy the views with us!   Depart VF Outlet Mall at 7:30 am CT.  Carpool cost is $8.   Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or
text/call 931-267-2243 for more info.

Mar 7  – Martha's Pretty Point.  We will hike 4.5 moderate miles on the new rerouted trail.  Depart 8 am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave.   Carpool cost is $3.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Mar 8 -– Chapter Meeting.   6pm CT at First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  Program will be on TWRA and wildlife by Míme Barnes, Wildlife Information Specialist.  Join us for dinner beforehand at 5pm CT at Abuelas Cuban Main St downtown.  Contact Chapter Chair, Bruce Whitehead, 941-716-3620 or email plateau@tennesseetrails.org  if you intend to join us for dinner.

Mar  17-18 – Savage Gulf Backpack To Hobbs Cabin.   Day hikers will hike in 3 miles and return while our overnight backpackers will continue on to Hobbs Cabin for a total of 9 miles on Sat and 8 miles on Sun.   Depart 7:30 am CT Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Backpackers must contact Deb in order to reserve enough campsites. Carpool cost is $7.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  For additional information and/or sign up for the backpacking trip contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Mar 14 – Cumberland Trail McGill Creek Section.  This will be a 4.8 mile moderate to strenuous in to McGill Creek and out.   Depart 7:30 am CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church on HY 127 South.  Carpool cost is $6.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  For more information contact the hike coordinator Deb Westervelt, via text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

Mar 21 – Big South South -John Muir Trail to Maude’s Crack.  This will be a moderate 6 mile hike along No Business Creek.  Climbing up the crack is strenuous.  Depart from back parking lot of Cracker Barrel, junction of HY 127 N & I-40, at 7:30 am CT.   Carpool cost is $6.  Pack water, snacks and lunch.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Mar 28 – Cumberland Trail Devils Breakfast Table to Turkey Creek.  This is a 9 mile moderate to strenuous hike along Daddys Creek and Obed River requiring a car shuttle. Pack your lunch and bring water.   Depart VF Outlet Mall at 7:30 am meeting Fairfield hikers at 7:45 am at the Peavine/Stonehenge 4-way stop. Carpool cost is $8. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, via email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243 for more info.

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