By MARION MINER
For The Vista
On Friday, September 21st, the Fairfield Glade Hikers will hike close to The Glade on part of the Cumberland Trail called the Devil’s Breakfast Table section in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area.
This is a beautiful hike that follows Daddy’s Creek and much of the way we will hike below picturesque rock cliffs.
They will see nice overlooks at Blueberry Bluff and Morgan’s overlook. The group will pass right through a large rock house called the Rain House.
This is a moderate hike of five miles. There are elevation gains and losses throughout the hike. Bring a snack to eat on the trail as we should be out of the woods by noon.
Difficulty: THE FIRST PART OF THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CALLED THE TRAIL OF 1000 STEPS DUE TO ALL THE NATURAL ROCK STAIRS. The trail isn’t that hard, but the steps are tricky. Hiking boots or hiking shoes are a must.
Our overnight is next week. Go to the web site at https://sites.google.com/site/ffghiking/ or the bulletin board across from the FFG Post Office, or call Don Hazel at 459-2140 for information.
Hiking has risks and safety is a high priority on every outing. On all of our hikes you have to be aware of your surroundings. Rocks jut out from their walls, roots are abundant, and paths are narrow. Hazards include uneven trails, drop-offs, slippery rocks and roots, stream crossings, wildlife encounters, auto accidents, and more. The hiking group assumes no collective or individual liability for any mishaps.
Boots are necessary to help prevent falls on slippery trails. Always bring water, insect repellent, and rain gear. Remember, all hiking is at your own risk. It is each person’s responsibility to be in good physical condition to attempt all hikes.
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the Fairfield Glade Post Office for each hike. The group will depart from the parking lot closest to the 4-way stop sign in FFG at the corner of Peavine and Stonehenge at 8 A.M. sharp.
Please be there between 7:30 A.M. and 7:45 A.M. to receive information and form carpools. If you ride with someone else to and from the hike the policy is to reimburse the driver for gas. The amount to reimburse the driver for this hike is $2 per person. Please have the correct amount.
Get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather. If you have any questions please call the leaders of the hike John Rife at 456-0418 or Mike Durnwald at 484-9529.
You can find the web site easily by typing “FFG Hiking” in Google.