Tuesday, November 9 — Fairfield Glade Red Loop, 3.1 miles, moderate. A beautiful walk in the woods! Meet 8:30 am Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy. Please register with hike leader Earl Helmer, (770) 877-0600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, July 20 — Rainbow Lake Loop on Signal Mountain. Easy, about 3 miles. Meet at Rainbow Lake parking lot at 304 Ohio Ave. at 8:30 am. Please register with hike leader Earl Helmer, 770-877-0600 or email@example.com
Tuesday, April 20 — BMT Lost Creek Campground to Childers Creek, about 3 miles in & out, easy. This is an especially outstanding section of the Benton McKaye Trail as it parallels Big Lost Creek through a deep limestone gorge with cascades and waterfalls. The trail follows an old railroad grade built for logging in the early 1900s, then later used for a road. Beautiful rock formations are seen on both sides of the trail, with plenty of great stopping places. The hike will be an in-and-out till we can find out where it comes into Reliance. The only drawback is a 7-mile access on a gravel road. However, the road is in excellent condition compared to other Forest Service roads in the Cherokee NF. Register with hike leader Trish Appleton, (423) 240-3443 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress appropriately for the weather; bring water and snacks.