Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day Hike – Long Hunter State Park. Bryant Grove Trail. 8.0 miles rated moderate. Joint event with the Highland Rim and Nashville chapters. The adage is what you do on the first day of the year, you will continue to do all year long. The Bryant Grove Trail is an “out and back” flat, winding trail connecting the Couchville Lake area to the Bryant Grove Recreation Area and follows the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake. The trail crosses a wooden bridge above Bryant Grove Creek, where heron might be seen wading and feeding. If you don’t want to hike the entire 8 miles, there is a turn-around point halfway or a car shuttle can be set up to hike 4.0 miles. All chapters are invited to attend. We will meet at 9:30 A.M. CT at the kiosk near the playground in the Couchville Lake area. We will enjoy lunch in the Bryant Grove Recreation Area. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Pets are not permitted on the Bryant Grove Trail. For more information or to sign up, contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.