Mile High Camping, Hiking GSMNP and Blue Ridge Parkway

Monday, May 16 through Thursday May 19, 2022. Camping in Mile High Campground and hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and trails off Blue Ridge Parkway. Maggie Valley, NC. Hikes are Waterrock Knob Trail on Monday, Hemphill Bald, Caldwell Fork and Rough Fork Trails Loop in the Smokies on Tuesday, Art Loeb Trail to […]

Nickajack Lake: Little Cedar Mountain

Tuesday, May 17 – Little Cedar Mountain, 3.2 miles, easy. Very pleasant hike through the woods and along Nickajack Lake. Meet at the parking lot on the far side of LaQuinta Inn, north off I-24 Exit 174, at 8:30 am. Please register with Nancy Allen, (423) 987-0941.

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Monthly Chapter Meeting; Meet 6:00 P.M. CT, at Wade Bourne Nature Center, 2308 Rotary Park Dr, Clarksville; Two volunteers will provide snacks for everyone. Bring your own drinks. Cindi Routledge CEO of Southeastern Avian Research will be our guest speaker. She is a Federally licensed master hummingbird bander. Contact Paula Sanders 954-993-5541 or Suva Bastin […]

Springfield Greenway

Wednesday. May 18. Springfield Greenway. 4.2 miles. Easy. Level and paved, mostly along Sulphur Fork Creek, 2.1 miles each way from the Garner Street Park trailhead, 200 North Garner St., Springfield, TN 37172 to J. Travis Price Park with its lake and historic log cabin. Good restrooms at both ends of trail. Dogs welcome. Lunch […]

Knoxville – Urban Wilderness Trail

The hike is about 6 miles, mostly through the woods, with rolling hills; one or two are steep but not very long. The hike is rated as moderate difficulty. We will meet at the Meads Quarry parking lot (see the map referred to below) and leave at 9:30 AM. We recommend shoes to wear to […]

Saturday -Trail Maintenance Black Mountain

Annual trail maintenance of Black Mountain including the upper loop and lower loop plus down the mountain toward Windless Cave. We'll divide up into 3 crews. Bring swing blade, saw, loppers, clippers and gloves. As usual bring water, tick and bug spray. We’ll cook hot dogs at the campground around noon. Depart 8am from Dorton […]

Clarksville Greenway & Austin Peay Blue Trail

Clarksville Greenway & Austin Peay Blue Trail; 4.2 total miles, easy; Hike from the Red River East Trail Head, 820 Kraft Street, through Austin Peay State University’s campus and back; The entire hike is paved. The first ≃0.75 mile goes up hill through a pretty woods and grass. After leaving the woods there is very […]

Snow Falls and Buzzard’s Point

Saturday, May 21 – Dunn Overlook, Snow Falls, and Buzzard’s Point. Strenuous, 9.8 miles in and out. Bring water shoes to make a short creek crossing, if the water is not too high. Leave any strong fear of heights behind so we can check out the nooks and crannies and cranky buzzards of Buzzard’s Roost. Bring […]

Cloudland Canyon: Can’t Hardly Loop

Tuesday, May 24, Cloudland Canyon State Park: Can't Hardly Loop, 3.5 miles, easy. We will start the hike at the Ascalon trailhead in Georgia, learning how the trail received its name. There is a five-dollar parking fee. This is a 3.5-mile loop with fairly easy terrain and an elevation gain of roughly 300 feet, with some rocks and […]

Tuesday – Nashville Chapter Picnic

Annual Nashville Chapter Picnic, Edwin Warner Park, Nashville TN. Shelter 5 - new location, 4:00 pm CDT until sunset. Following a potluck meal at 5:30 pm, we'll take a twilight walk on the park roads. The chapter will provide tableware, napkins, and ice, but we encourage you to bring your own non-disposable "mess kits" as […]

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