Tuesday, February 13 — Goforth Creek Trail and Scenic Spur Trail, 4 miles or so, moderate, out-and-back. Goforth Creek is a crazy little whitewater creek that jumps over huge boulders before it settles down for 50 feet and flows quietly into the Ocoee River. We’ll walk along this creek for a little way to admire the waters leaping over, around, and through the boulders. Then we’ll drive to the Scenic Spur trailhead and hike on a beautiful trail that takes us to an impressive waterfall, known by some as Rainbow Falls. The trail follows Rock Creek, which is making a determined exit off Chilhowee Mountain after jumping down Benton Falls and carving its way through a number of cliffs. We will pass scads of rhododendron bushes and look up at impressive cliffs guarding the northern edge of this narrow valley. There are a couple of creek crossings, so be sure to bring your water shoes. Check the weather forecast and choose appropriate layers; wear hiking shoes or boots; bring water, snacks and/or lunch; bring water shoes; gather up hiking poles, rain jacket, and sunscreen as needed. For carpooling/caravanning, meet at 8:30 am ET in parking area near the gas station at Food City in Ooltewah, right (east) off I-75 exit 11. https://bit.ly/3dwmbxn Please register with hike leader Tom McElhone, 805-208-4654 or email@example.com. Carpool cost: $4.00.