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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.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Hike -- Honey Creek

This is one of the best hikes in the area and features waterfalls, rock houses, and gorge overlooks. The trail is 5.6 miles in length and fairly difficult due to rock scrambles, steep slopes, and stream crossings; a portion of the hike is in a very slippery creek bed which must be hiked with extreme caution. Although strenuous, the hike is worth the effort. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $5.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 -- Chapter Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm CT
Program: Big South Fork by Ranger Mary
Location: First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville
Dinner: 4:45 pm CT at Gondola's Restaurant, Woodmere Mall, Crossville
Contact: Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at, or 931-200-7436 for additional information.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Hike -- Laurel Falls To Bryan's Overlook

We will hike the trail to beautiful Laurel Falls past an old coal mine and over some small streams on bridges. Weather permitting, we will attempt to cross a small stream to Bryan's Overlook. The hike will be 8 miles with some short strenuous portions uphill. After the hike, we will stop at Woodens Apple House for delicious apple dumplings. We will depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $5.

Saturday, October 17, 2015, Hike -- Ridge Trail and Lost Cove, Sewanee, TN

The Highland Rim Chapter will offer a moderate 5 mile, 3 ½ hour hike following the new Ridge Trail down into Lost Cove, and then following a university fire lane through the cove and back out to Highway 56. The hike will begin in the parking area by the Sewage Pumping Station at the end of Bob Stewman Road in Sewanee. The Plateau Chapter will meet the Highland Rim Chapter at 10:30 a.m. Water, lunch and walking poles are recommended.  The hike will end on Highway 56, about four miles south of Sewanee. A walking stick is recommended for the descent into Lost Cove. Plateau Chapter will depart from Trinity Tabernacle Church, 2028 S Main St, Crossville at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $8. For more information and to register, contact Cheryl Heckler at or 931-200-7436.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Hike -- Pogue Creek

We will do a 4-5 mile moderate hike at the Pall Mall end of Pogue Creek. We will visit a unique rock house, overlooks, and a Bible School started by Alvin York in 1942 from proceeds of the movie about his life. Depart from Cracker Barrel at 8:00 am CT. Carpool cost $5.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Hike -- Buzzard Point To Snow Falls

This is a strenuous 7-8 mi hike. It features Snow Falls (35 feet), two scenic overlooks, Buzzard Point, scenic creeks, and steep gorges.  Bring extra shoes that you don't mind getting wet to cross a creek. We will depart Trinity Tabernacle Church 8:00am CT. Carpool cost $5. If time permits, we will stop at Woodens Apple House.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 -- Haunted Hike

Hoooooo wants to do something out of this world on Halloween night??? Auburntown Aslyum Tour and Yard Rage Maze.This courageous group will have dinner at Alexandria Cafe, (large menu choices prices range $6-$14) prior to this 1 1/2 hour event. Tour and maze $18. Rain or shine, depart at 4:00 pm CT from Cracker Barrel in Crossville. Carpool cost $6. Contact Marianne Mailhiot,  860-908-9026 or email, to reserve your spot or for more information.

Friday, October 30, 2015


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Hike -- Hike Is On; See Substitute Hike Change Below

Due to wet, slippery conditions, we will do a shorter, safer hike close to home. Probably Point Trail in Lilly Bluffs, but we are open to suggestions in the morning. Rain is not forecasted until around noon, and we plan to be back to Crossville by Noon. Depart Tractor Supply at 7:30 am CT. Carpool cost $5.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Hike -- Colditz Cove/Short Loop of Honey Creek

We will do 2 short moderate hikes for a total of about 6 miles. Depart Cracker Barrel at 7:30 am CT. Carpool cost $5. Photos: Wayne, Pat1, Pat2, Pat3, Pat4

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