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Hikes, Excursions, Announcements, and Other Information

Hiking Rules & 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.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Hike -- Twin Arches

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. There are 2 lunch options: lunch/dinner at the Lodge varies from $12-$15 with the possibility of a discount if enough order there, or you can bring your own lunch and eat outdoors. Then 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.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 -- Plateau Chapter Christmas Party

Come and enjoy the fun and food at our Plateau Chapter Christmas Party from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Library, upstairs in the Multi-Purpose Building. Bring a dish to share. Optionally, if you want to participate in the “Dirty Santa Christmas” gift exchange, bring a gift-wrapped item valued at $15. For more information contact Linda Barclay at or 931-456-2857.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Hike -- Burnt Mill Bridge

Our hike will be the Burnt Mill Bridge loop near Rugby. It will be about 5 mi with moderate terrain. Depart from Cracker Barrel's rear parking lot at 8:00 am CT. Gas cost $5. We will stop for lunch at R.M. Brooks General Store in Rugby.

Saturday, December 12, 2015, Hike -- Angel Falls Trail/Smith Homestead & Cemetery/Chimney Rocks

We will first hike 2 miles along the river from Leatherwood Ford to the beautiful Angel Falls rapids. We will then continue 1.3 miles to the Smith Homestead and Cemetery then return to our cars for about 6.5 moderate miles. We will drive towards Oneida for 12-14 miles to Chimney Rocks and another interesting cemetery. Not much hiking here but a little walking and a very interesting area. Bring snacks, water and lunch. Plateau Chapter will depart from Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $6. For more information and to register, contact Bill Harris at 931-484-9152.

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