June 25 – 27 – Mousetail Landing State Park, Linden, TN and Lady’s Bluff TVA Small Wild Area. Camping at Spring Creek Campground. Kayaking in Kentucky Lake (aka Tennessee River). Hikes include: Eagle Point Trail, 8 mile loop, a Fran Wallas hike; and Lady’s Bluff Trail, 2.6 miles round trip. Both trails have beautiful overlooks of Kentucky Lake. Joint activity with the Murfreesboro Chapter. Contact Joan Hartvigsen early to secure room in a campsite, firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-636-2914
Monday -Thursday: June 7-10 – Camping in Mile High Campground and hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and trails off Blue Ridge Parkway. Maggie Valley, NC. Possible hikes include Hemphill Bald, Caldwell Fork, Rough Fork Trails Loop in the Smokies and Black Balsam Knob Trail, Art Loeb Loop and other hikes in Shining Rock Wilderness. More details later. Contact Joan Hartvigsen, email email@example.com or 931-962–0811 to save a spot in the reserved campsite.
Moderate for terrain and length. 6-8 miles of moderate trails.
This city park provides a wilderness experience in 6,500 wooded acres just south of Louisville. Brings snacks, plenty of water, and pack a lunch for the trail. Joint hike with Sumner Trials and Highland Rim Chapters with optional overnight stay. Register with Mark for meetup location, details, and updates. Alternate date for inclement weather: Thursday, June 3.
Photo by Jason Meredith, Louisville, KY, cropped, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Easy and moderate segment options for 3-1/2 up to 6-1/4 miles.
Our destination is a 90-year-old foundation-owned nature preserve south of Louisville, KY covering over 16,000 acres. The first hike will leave from the beautiful LEED platinum visitor center and head around several small lakes, through the arboretum and cultivated gardens, and by permanent and ephemeral art installations. From there we’ll head into the research forest to hike more rugged trails and take a “tree walk” 75 feet above the forest floor.
Joint hike with Sumner Trails and Highland Rim Chapters with optional overnight stay. Register with Mark for meetup location, details, and updates. Alternate date for inclement weather: Wednesday, June 2.
“Pick a Park” series. David Crockett State Park. Lawrenceburg. Crawfish Valley Trail, 3 miles rated moderate with a slight elevation change. The 1,319-acre park is located on Shoal Creek and commemorates the historical activities of the famous frontiersman David Crockett. Hike begins at the park museum with exhibits depicting Crockett’s life and a water-powered grist mill. The trail goes around Lake Lindsey and ends back at Crockett Falls and the covered bridge area. The trail offers scenic vistas of Shoal Creek and Crockett Falls, limestone bluffs, “black powder range”, abundant wildlife, and serene forest. Meet at 10:00 am CT in front of the museum. Bring snacks, water, and there’s an option of having lunch at the park restaurant. Contact Jeanne Conatser at 615-971-8894 (text) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday. May 15 Eagle Pass Trail. 2.5 miles Easy This trail is an extension of the Ashland City Bicentennial Trail which is part of the Cumberland River Trail system. This rails-to-trails greenway begins at the Sycamore Harbor trailhead on Chapmansboro Rd. and follows the Cumberland River/Cheatham Lake downstream on a mostly gravel trail to Cheatham Dam, where we will have left a car to take the drivers back to the trailhead. You won’t need your hiking poles but bring water unless you want to drink Cumberland River punch. Meet for caravanning at First Presbyterian Church parking lot, 172 W. Main Street in Hendersonville at 9:00 am. For further info or if you would like to meet us at the trailhead, contact Eagle Al at email@example.com or call/text at (615) 454-7673