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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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Hike -- Walls Of Jericho (TN-AL Border)

This is an 8 to 9 mile strenuous hike with a great view at the end. It will be a long day as it is about a 2 1/2 hour one-way drive, but worth the time. Depart Tractor Supply at 7:00 am CT. Carpool cost is $14.

Friday-Sunday, October 24-26 – TTA Annual Meeting, Montgomery Bell SP, Burns, TN

All the information you need to know about the 2014 TTA Annual Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park the weekend of October 24-26 is now up on the TTA Website:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Hike -- Laural Falls to Bryan's Overlook (Dayton, TN)

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 7:30 am CT. Gas cost $6.00.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Saturday, October 18, 2014, Hike -- Blue Heron Loop, Revelo, KY

A moderate 7-8 mile hike. The loop features two of the Big South Fork's best river gorge overlooks. Two interesting things to see along the trail are the Devils Jump rapids and Crack-in-the-rock.  The trail passes through the Blue Heron coal mining exhibit that serves as the terminus for the Big South Fork Scenic Railway. Depart from Vanity Fair at 8:00 am CT. For more information and to register, contact Curt Thomas at 931-260-2140 or by email at curtethomas@frontiernet.netCarpool cost $10. Photos: Cheryl

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Hike -- Hidden Passage

This is an 8-9 mile moderate hike over relatively flat terrain with water falls and nice overlooks on the way. Depart Cracker Barrel at 7:30 am CT. Carpool cost is $6. Pat

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Hike -- Charlie's Bunion in the Smoky Mountains

This is one of the best fall colors hikes in the Smokies. It is a moderate to difficult 8.1 mile roundtrip. The steady climb over the course of the first two miles of this hike will quickly leave the crowds at Newfound Gap behind. There are some grand views of the North Carolina mountains and outstanding views of Mount LeConte and Myrtle Point towards the northwest on the way to your destination. Charlies Bunion is a rock outcropping and offers spectacular views of the mountains to the north, Mt. Kephart and the Jump Off to the west, and Mount Guyot towards the east. The trail gains 1000' elevation in 3 miles before descending 500' in a mile to the Bunion. This is reversed on the way back. Bring a light lunch to eat on the trail since we plan to eat at a restaurant on the way back to Crossville. Depart from Vanity Fair at 7:00 am CT due to the distance to the trailhead. Carpool cost is $13. Photos: Cheryl

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