TTA Plateau Chapter
Hikes, Excursions, Announcements, and Other Information
NOTE: Posted departure times mean PROMPT DEPARTURE. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for carpools.
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.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
The John Litton loop is about a 7 mile long hike with some small waterfalls and some rock formations along the way. The trail is named for John Litton who settled in the area around 1900 and his dwelling and outbuildings are still standing. The hike is rated moderate. Depart from behind the Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT. Gas cost $5.00.
This is a 6 mile moderately strenuous hike due to the flights of stairs and the continual climb from Charit Creek. The Twin Arches are the largest arches in Big South Fork and quite possibly in the Eastern United States. The South Arch is the highest at 100 feet. After visiting the arches, we pass through several huge rock houses along the base of the cliffs as we wind our way to Jake’s Place, the remains of a mid-1800’s house and farm. Then we follow the creek to Charit Creek lodge where we will eat lunch. We ascend 500 ft. in almost a mile as we climb from Charit Creek, past the arches, and to the trailhead. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT . Carpool cost $5.
Place: First United Methodist Annex, 69 Neecham St, Crossville
Program: Friends of Cumberland Trail by Del Truitt
Dinner: La Costa's Restaurant, The Crossings, Crossville at 4:45 pm
Contact: Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at email@example.com, or 931-200-7436 for additional information.