WINDOW CLIFF FALLS
On top of the Window Cliffs 
JULY HIKES - WATER, WATER AND MORE WATER

Jul 18 – Canoe/Kayak The Caney, Silver Point, TN.  The water level at the time will determine if we canoe/kayak the upper or lower Caney.  The upper portion has waterfalls, coves and islands to explore.  The lower is faster moving water from Betty’s Island under the old 1800’s train bridge and a cave to explore.  We can get a tax exempt group rate TBD by renting 10 or more boats (kayak or minimum two persons per canoe).  If we don’t qualify for the group rate: Nine mile kayak trip is $44.99 per person.  Nine mile canoe trip is $32.99 per person.  Trip normally takes 3-5 hours.  Depart 7:15 AM CDST from the Crossville Cracker Barrel.  Pack sunscreen, water, snack, lunch and wear appropriate clothing, hat and footwear. Carpool cost is $8.  Contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243 to sign up for this trip.  Be sure to state if you are bringing your own canoe or kayak.

Jul 25 – Big South Fork, Laurel Fork Creek Trail, Jamestown, TN.   This an easy to moderate 5 mile hike starting from the Sawmill Trailhead then South on Laurel Fork Creek.  We will be crisscrossing the creek multiple times so bring comfortable water shoes along with water, lunch and snacks.  Depart 7:30 AM CDST from the Crossville Cracker Barrel.  Carpool cost is $6.  For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or  text/call 931-267-2243.
AUGUST PLANNED HIKES - Harry's Picks


AUG 1 –  Cardwell Mountain, McMinnville, Tn  
Cardwell Mountain is a detached piece of the Cumberland Plateau that rises 1000 feet above the scenic Collins River. A part of the historic Trail of Tears, the trail climbs to the massive bluffs and boulders atop the mountain. It is a 5.5 mile loop hike rated moderate to difficult. Depart from Tractor Supply at 8:00 am CT. Carpool is $7.  Bring lunch, water and snacks. For additional information and contact Bruce Whitehead at trailwalker80@Gmail.com.

Aug 4 –  Big South Fork, Stearns, Ky.  
 We will hike in and out to Bear Creek Overlook  .6 mi and Split Bow Arch .8 mi then hike Bear Creek Loop Trail along the Big South Fork Cumberland River for approx 2 mi before retracing our steps for 5.5 moderate mi in total.  Depart 7:30 am CDST from the Crossville Outlet Mall.  Carpool cost is $10.  For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or  text/call 931-267-2243.  

AUG 8 – O&W Bridge / Devil's Den in Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN  
 This is a 5-6 mile moderate to difficult hike with a strenuous 1/2 mile ascent to Devil's Den. Depart Cracker Barrel at 7:30 am CDST.  Gas cost $7. Bring water, lunch and snacks. For additional information contact Bruce Whitehead at trailwalker80@Gmail.com.

Aug 9 - Plateau Chapter Meeting 6pm CT at First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  Program will be on Camp Ozone by Brent Woodward. Join us for dinner beforehand at 5pm CT at Bootleggers Bar and Grill, 287 HY 70 E (across from Big John’s BBQ).  Contact Chapter Chair, Bruce Whitehead, 941-716-3620 or email plateau@tennesseetrails.org  if you intend to join us for dinner.


Aug 11 – CT Daddys Creek Section - Crab Orchard, TN Hike is 7.5 moderate miles through the woods passing a rock house and walking along Daddys Creek. The southern trailhead on Hebbertsburg Road is near the TVA power lines to the trailhead at East Keyes Road.  There is an elevation change of 324 feet. This hike will require a 8 mi car shuttle.
Depart at 7:30 am CDST from the Crossville Outlet Mall.  Carpool cost $2.  For additional information, contact Bruce Whitehead at trailwalker80@Gmail.com or Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charternet.net.
AUG 15 – Rock Island State Park, Rock Island, TN  Collins River Loop Trail for an easy 2.7 mi then 1.4 mi on Eagle Trail to the Blue Hole then drive to the other side of the river and hike another mile or so on the upstream and/or the downstream trails.  Bring lunch and water. If the group wants we can stop at RI gas station restaurant for dessert after the hikes. Depart Tractor Supply at 7:30 am CDST.  Carpool cost is $4.  For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org .

AUG 22  – Scott’s Gulf, DeRossett, TN. Welch's Overlook, Joe Holloway Rockhouse, and Yellow Bluff trail for 4-5 moderate hiking miles.  Bring lunch, water and snacks. Depart from Tractor Supply at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost is $3. For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

AUG 29 – Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN.  The Rock Creek Loop is a 7 mile moderate hike.  The hike follows Rock Creek and an old railroad bed.  We depart Cracker Barrel at 7:30 am CDST. Carpool cost is $7.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.


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