Promoting the development and enjoyment of Tennessee trails.
Saturday, April 15 — Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg, TN: a string of trails, 7.5 miles, moderate, 1,800 ft elevation gain. Glorious wildflowers, waterfalls, and mountain vistas! We will hike Panther Branch Trail to North Old Mac Trail to W. Lookout Tower Trail to Lookout Tower. We will return on South Old Mac Trail and Old Mac Trail. Along the way we’ll see DeBord Falls and hike to Frozen Head Mountain, the highest point on the Cumberland Plateau at 3,324 ft. From the tower we will see the Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, the Tennessee River Valley and Wind Farms. Check the weather forecast and choose appropriate layers; wear hiking shoes or boots; bring snacks and/or lunch along with more water than you think you need; and gather up hiking poles, rain jacket, sunscreen, flashlight/headlamp, and insect repellent as needed. Meet at the Panther Branch Trailhead at 9:30 am ET. For carpooling/caravanning, meet at the Durham Street parking lot (ball fields) off Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy at 7:30 am ET. Repeat: Be at Durham Street no later than 7:30 am. https://bit.ly/3Qjdc0S Carpool gas cost: $5. Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-636-2914. For hikers interested in the option of camping Friday and Saturday nights at Flat Fork Tent Group Campsite, please contact Joan for a space.