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 Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain and Sam Knob Trail on Wednesday. On Thursday we will visit Soco Falls and Mingo Falls, Contact Joan Hartvigsen, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-636-2914 to save a spot in the reserved campsite.
Nesbit Park in Bartlett. We will hike the white trail with possible additions for a total of 5 to 6.5 miles. One ravine crossing is part of this trail (we may have to cross through water) so wear hiking boots. Bring water and a snack and allow 3 hours for this hike. You must register for the hike. Rain will cancel hike.
Meeman-Shelby Forest, Woodland Trail. 4 miles. Moderately strenuous. We will start at the Woodland Trail trailhead and begin with the hilly portion of that trail. This section contains about five steep hills that will test your stamina. We will take a snack break at the Woodland Shelter. The return trail is not as hilly but has one steep hill at the end. Wear good shoes or boots and bring a snack and plenty of water. Contact Marion Quinlen. 901-482-8640. Rain will cancel the hike.
A moderate 5-6 mile hike on the Pioneer Springs Trail. The Woodland Trail portion of the hike has two steep hills. The Pioneer Springs Trail has some rolling hills. Highlights along the trail are the Woodland Shelter and the spring. Wear good boots and bring a snack and water. Registration is required by noon on November 5. Since a shuttle is required, please consider not attending if you haven’t been vaccinated. To register for more information, contact Wayne Simpson: email@example.com or 901-385-1988 (no texts).
Cumberland Trail – Black Mountain Section. Crab Orchard. 8 miles rated moderate. We will start the hike at the trailhead on Highway 68 and hike to the top of Black Mountain taking a spur trail to Windless Cave along the way. We’ll have lunch at one of the overlooks with spectacular views of Crab Orchard and Grassy Cove. We’ll also pass a campsite and through a rock gateway. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. For more information or to sign up, contact Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easy to moderately strenuous for length.Up to 8 miles.
We’ll depart from Percy Priest Dam and head west going as far Wave Country in Two Rivers Park. Hikers can choose to hike 3, 5.5, 6.5, or 8 miles and we’ll arrange shuttles accordingly (plan to mask up when riding if asked.)
Bring plenty of water and snacks and wear shoes appropriate for mostly paved greenway (we may take a short detour down the McGavock Spring House natural trail.) Register with Mark for details, updates, and to arrange shuttles
Alternate date for inclement weather: Friday, November 5.