Pictures from Stinging Fork hike not much water anywhere.
 




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October 2019 Scheduled Hikes

Check the blog one hour prior to hike time for cancellation or for any other updates/changes to our schedule before hiking.

Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20, 2019 -- TTA Annual Conference, Crossville, TN.  Attendees will check in at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive. Various hikes offered on Friday begin from 10am to 1pm.  The Fri and Sat evening events will begin at 7pm. There will be a silent auction, white elephant sale and bake sale along with other fun games to raise money.  The Sat evening buffet meal is from 4-6:30pm.  


Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 -- CT Graysville Mountain Section to Cranmore Cove Overlook. 6 mile in/out strenuous hike starting from the Roaring Creek Short hike is 3.6 in/out go Roaring Creek Overlook   Trailhead highlights of the trail include an old mining area, a seasonal waterfall, and a spectacular view overlooking Roaring Creek, the town of Graysville and the Cranmore Valley. Depart 7:30am CT from Trinity Tabernacle HY 127. Carpool cost is $6.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.


Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 -- John Muir Trail to Angel Falls Overlook, Big South Fork, Jamestown, TN
This is an 8 mile in/out hike rated moderate from Leatherwood Ford go Angel Falls Overlook.  Short hike is 4 miles easy in/out. The hike passes several rock houses, a small waterfall and a couple overlooks on the way to Angel Falls Overlook, which is a massive rock outcropping several hundred feet above the Big South Fork Cumberland River.  Depart 7:30am CT from Cracker Barrel HY 127N. Carpool cost is $7.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Bruce Whitehead. plateau@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.


Thursday Dec 5, 2019 Christmas Party at the Fairfield Glade Library building on Lakeview starting at 4pm.  

November 2019 Plateau Chapter Hikes

Nov 6, Wednesday – Window Cliffs State Natural Area, Baxter, TN.  Window Cliffs is a TN Natural Area located near Burgess Falls.  The trail is in-and-out for a total of 5.4 strenuous miles. The trail features 9 stream crossings each way, a few small cascades, a couple of steep slopes and a 20-ft waterfall along Cane Creek.  Water shoes are highly recommended. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen.  Depart from Tractor Supply at 8 am CT. Carpool cost $7.  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, at  plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

 Nov 7, Thurs – Plateau Chapter Meeting.  The meeting is held at the Annex Building of the First United Methodist Church at 6pm.   Chapter Chair, Bruce Whitehead, 941-716-3620 or email plateau@tennesseetrails.org

Nov 9 – Saturday –Great Smoky Mountains, Lead Cove, Bote Mt, Finley Cane Trails, Townsend, TN.  This will be a 7.1 mile moderate to strenuous loop hike.  Look for salamanders at Sugar Cove Creek, walk thru a rhododendron tunnel, over 2,000 varieties of mushrooms exist on Finley Cane trail.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Depart 8am CT from 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.

Nov 13 – Wednesday – Daniel Boone National Forest, KY-  Split Bow Arch, Bear Creek Ovelook, Big Shoals.  This will be a moderate 7 miles in/out.  After seeing the arch and overlook we’ll hike along the Kentucky Wild River to Big Shoals and return.  Depart 8am from Crossville Cracker Barrel back parking lot.   Carpool cost is $9.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Nov 23 – Saturday – Pickett State Park, Jamestown, TN - Pogue Creek, Jamestown, TN.  This will be a 6.6 mile moderate hike in Pogue Creek Gorge to the Pickett SP picnic area which will require a car shuttle.  Features include rock houses, rock bluffs and an overlook. Depart 8am from Crossville Cracker Barrel back parking lot.  Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch. Carpool cost is $5.  For additional information, contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org or text/call 931-267-2243.

Nov 27, Wednesday – Scott Gulf, Poly Branch Trail, near Sparta, TN.  This is a 6 mile moderate hike featuring a walk through the woods with waterfalls, coal mines, and cascades with a moderately difficult climb out. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen. Pack water, snacks and lunch.  Depart Tractor Supply at 8:00am CT. Gas cost is $4.00..  For additional information contact the hike coordinator, Deb Westervelt, text/call 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

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