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Saturday, May 20 — Sewanee Perimeter Trail: Roark’s Cove Road to the Forestry Cabin, easy to moderate, out-and-back, 6.2 miles with a 200′ elevation gain. Roark’s Cove Road in Sewanee is scenic and quiet with water often streaming from the top of the ridge, enhancing the beauty of our walk. We will access the Perimeter Trail from the road via a short climb that is rocky in places. The trail quickly turns into rolling terrain with a couple of minor creek crossings. We will take a side trip to KA Point, one of the prominent lookout spots on the Perimeter Trail, and then continue to the 50-year-old forestry cabin. The cabin sits on the edge of the bluff, well-situated for a breath-taking view. There are picnic tables and even a porch swing, perfect for stopping for lunch before we return to our cars. 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. Limited parking is available. For carpooling/caravanning from Chattanooga, meet at the parking lot just after LaQuinta Inn, right (north) off I-24 Exit 175 at 8:30 am ET. https://bit.ly/3QITAD4 Please register with hike leader, Delores Ladd at 214-422-7206 (texts only) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost to carpool is $5.