August 12, 2021 All day
Strenuous for length and 1,800 foot elevation change. 8 miles, 5-6 hours hiking time.
This is a joint hike with the Highland Rim, Murfreesboro, and Soddy-Daisy chapters and part of a 3-night event (see Highland Rim listing.) Our route includes segments of the Rocky Fork, Ross Gap, Bird Mountain, and Cumberland trails. Co-led by Wartburg native Bill Hennessee, we’ll hike a steady incline to the top of England Mountain past Mushroom Rock, the affectionately known “Pillars of Doom,” and Castle Rocks. Some of us will head over to the Lilly Pad Hopyard & Brewery afterwards.
Bring snacks, plenty of water, and pack a lunch for the trail. Don’t forget insect and sun protection. Please register with Mark for details and updates. Please contact Joan Hartvigsen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-636-2914 for information on camping at the Flat Fork group campsite arriving August 11 for three nights.