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SAVE THE DATES MAY 1-3 SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY TO Clayton, GEORGIA where we'll hike in Tallulah Gorge and Black Rock State Parks. Email detailing the trip was sent to all members. 

Pictures from  Rainbow Wilderness Lake Loop

 

 









January 2020 Hikes --

Wednesday, January 29 - Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN.  Hidden Passage Loop with Double Falls - This hike incorporates part of a very long trail, the Sheltowee Trace, with a spur to a water feature, double falls, then a return loop that offers some views and a trip over a small arch. Rated difficult due to distance. Distance 9.4 miles including spur to double falls.  Short Hike: In/out for 5mi. Depart 8:00 AM from Cracker Barrel HY 127 N at I-40. Carpool cost is $6. Bring water, lunch and snacks. information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.
FEBRUARY SCHEDULED HIKES

Wednesday, February 5 -- CT North Soddy Gorge Central Section, Soddy Daisy, TN.  SHORT moderate to strenuous 4 mile hike on the Soddy Gorge segment from the Little Soddy Trailhead to the Climbers Trailhead.  LONG hike is approximately 8 sometimes strenuous miles from the Little Soddy Gulf Trailhead to the Little Soddy Trailhead crossing several streams and an old mine. There will be a short shuttle.  Depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church at 8am CT. Carpool cost $6. For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Saturday, February 8 - South Cumberland State Park, Greeter Falls to Big Stone Door, Altamont, TN.  Greeter Falls to Big Stone Door with scenic overlooks along the way. Approximately 7 miles. Moderate.  Depart at 8am from Trinity Tabernacle on HY127 South. Carpool cost is $7.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Wednesday, February 12, Cumberland Trail North Soddy Gorge Section, Soddy Daisy, TN .  We'll thru hike the Soddy Gorge segment of the CT from the Mowbray Pike Trailhead to the Little Soddy Trailhead. The hike is approximately 5 moderate to strenuous miles crossing several streams, a waterfall, passing thru Little Stone Door, an Indian Rockhouse, an old mining camp, and a natural stone bench. There will be a short shuttle. We can extend the hike 1 mile by doing the Historic Mining Loop. SHORT hike is the mining loop plus a portion of the CT and back.  Depart 8am CT from Trinity Tabernacle Church 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
Thursday,  February 13, Chapter Monthly Meeting. Meeting held 6pm in the First Methodist Church Annex. Meet for dinner at 4:30pm Beef and Barrel on West Ave.  Please let Norm know you are coming to dinner, (931) 202 - 2338

Wednesday, February 19, Old Stone Fort and Short Springs, Manchester, TN.   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 8 am CT. We will eat lunch at Jiffy Burger in Manchester. Carpool cost is $7.  For additional information contact Bill Harris 931-484-9152 or Howard Owen 931-484-1328.

Wednesday, February 26 Cumberland Trail, Crab Orchard- Black Mountain.   We'll hike in/out approximately 6 miles rated moderate to difficult (it's the CT) starting from a side road halfway up the mountain for a short walk to the trail which heads towards Ozone.  Depart from the Dorton United Methodist Church 3405 HY 70E, one mile East of Peavine Rd at 7:30 a.m CDST. The Church is next door to Certified Cylinder. Carpool cost is $1. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Pack water, snacks and lunch. For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, at plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243. 

Saturday, February 29, Dog Cove Loop, Sparta, TN.  We will hike 6 moderate to strenuous miles loop trail up Lower Gap Trail to a small arch then past 2 old homesteads. Carpool cost $3.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Depart at 8am CT from Tractor Supply on West Ave.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

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