Friday, January 5 – Edgar Evins State Park. All Day. 8 miles rated challenging due to rocky terrain and steep ascents/descents with total 1400 foot elevation gain. We’ll start on the John C. Clayborn Millenium loop passing old rock walls, a rocked-in spring, an old limestone chimney, and an old foundation. In the middle of the loop we’ll pick up a connector trail through a moist hollow and ascend steeply to a ridgeline, following this until Center Hill Lake comes into view and we descend to parallel the lake. We then join another loop and head steeply up to the top of Merritt Ridge where we’ll see some lovely old rock walls with awesome lake views before descending to continue around the peninsula close to water level to complete the loop and trace our steps back on the connector to finish the Millenium Trail loop. Bring lunch, water, sturdy hiking boots and hiking sticks or trekking poles. We will meet at the John C. Clayborn Millenium Trailhead in Edgar Evins State Park. To register or for more information contact Jim Barritt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-492-3212.