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** 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. **
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
This is a 6-7 mile moderate hike along a creek, through woods, and is very scenic with small waterfalls, cemeteries, bridges, and lots of foliage. This area was full of homes at one time. There is also the site of a train wreck where the engine is still in the creek. Possibly, there will be spring wildflowers. This is a good historic and scenic trail. A short shuttle will be needed. We will stop for dinner, probably in Maryville, on our way back. Depart 7:00 am CT from Vanity Fair. Carpool is $13.
This is a strenuous 6 mile hike with spectacular scenery such as waterfalls, bluff overlooks, and rock formations. There should also be diverse and abundant wild flowers. Depart Trinity Tabernacle Church at 8:00 am CT. Carpool is $8.
Hike Change:We have been given permission to do a moderate 5 mile hike on private property off the Sparta Highway in White County. This hike has some great bluffs, waterfalls, coal mines, tipples, coal mining history, and possibly still some wildflowers. Depart Tractor Supply at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $4.
This year's tour will take us through Bon Air, the Rock House, and Camp Belle Air along with other historical sites in the area. First buses will leave at 1:00 pm CT. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and desserts will be available at the Bondecroft School from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Coal mining exhibits will be on display in the school gym. We will depart from in front of Tractor Supply at 12:15 pm CT or meet at Bondecroft School by 12:45 pm.
This is a moderate to difficult 6 mile hike to Buggy Top cave. The cave has an impressive mouth carved out of a 50 foot cliff. On the way back, we will make a short walk to Natural Bridge, a 27 foot natural sandstone bridge. We will visit University of the South Campus including its beautiful chapel, and the 100 year old Dutch Bakery in Tracy City. Bring snacks, water, lunch, and hiking boots. Depart Trinity Tabernacle Church at 8:00 am CT. Carpool is $12.
This is a 6-7 mile moderate hike over most of an area that we have not hiked before, so it may be an adventure. A shuttle is required. Depart Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $6.
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Hike -- Injun Creek Tra...
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Hike -- Collins West
- Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27, 2014 Overnight Hike ...
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Hike -- Scenic Coal Mi...
- Sunday, May 4, 2014, Tour -- Bon Air Mountain Hist...
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Hike -- Buggy Top and Natu...
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Hike -- Burnt Mill Bridge...
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Hike -- Cardwell Mountai...
- Saturday, April 5, 2014, Hike -- Twin Arches in th...
- Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Hike -- Bald River Falls...
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