Saturday, December 16 — Franklin State Forest South Rim loop, 6.3 miles, moderate, 662’ el. gain. This hike west of South Pittsburg takes us through a hardwood forest to a southeastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau, overlooking coves and eaten out by gulches. For carpooling/caravanning, meet at 8:30 am ET at the parking lot just after LaQuinta Inn, right (north) off I-24 Exit 175. https://bit.ly/3QITAD4 Please register with hike leader Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654 or email@example.com. Carpool cost $5.00.