Tuesday, January 24 — White Oak Mountain near Collegedale, moderate, 3 – 5 miles. This mountain is actually a long ridge that starts well south of Tennessee, cuts between Ooltewah and Collegedale, then keeps heading north, getting wider and more mountain-like until it eventually peters out NW of Cleveland. You have encountered White Oak Mountain if you’ve ever driven north on I-75 from Chattanooga to Cleveland. We’ll be hiking within a web of almost 40 miles of trails on its east flank, belonging to Southern Adventist University in Collegedale. Be sure to follow the leader! Bring snacks and water and wear sturdy hiking boots. Watch the weather forecast and dress in layers. For carpooling/caravanning, meet in parking area near the gas station at Food City in Ooltewah, right off I-75 exit 11, at 8:30 am ET. https://bit.ly/3dwmbxn Please register with hike leader Nancy Allen, 423-987-0941. Carpool cost: $1.