Saturday, December 2 — Raccoon Mountain: Laurel Point and several trails. Shorter hike 4 miles, longer hike an extra 3 miles or so, both easy—we’ll be hiking entirely atop the mountain with very little elevation change. It is almost all in the woods, with a couple of brief open spots on the trail that provide some wonderful views of the Tennessee River. There should be plenty of time afterwards to see the Visitor Center with its impressive view and its rich display of the history of TVA’s pumped storage facility on Raccoon Mountain. 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 John Prescott, (352) 496-0977. Carpool cost $1.00.