For The Vista
The Tennessee Trail’s Plateau Chapter has announced its October schedule of events.
They will have a leaderless hike (typically 5 – 7 miles) every Wednesday morning. For additional information, contact Bill Harris at 931-484-9152 or visit the Plateau Chapter Blog at www.ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com/. Check blog for cancelations or changes before hiking.
Oct 5 – Chattanooga Riverwalk, Chattanooga. This is an easy 8 mile walk on paved track and sidewalks along the Tennessee River from the Chickamauga Dam to downtown. Jeans and sneakers are good apparel as this is basically a walk.
The scenery includes birds, greenery, bridges, and historical markers. As this is a planned walkway, there are ample drinking fountains and restrooms along the way. We will have lunch at our final destination downtown at the Big River Brewery. A shuttle is required. To register, contact Cheryl Heckler at HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected]” [email protected] or 931-456-6437. Depart Trinity Tabernacle on Highway 127 South at 8 am CT.
Thursday, October 10. Chapter Meeting. 6:30 PM. First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville. In place of a program we will stuff the 200 Welcome Bags for the Annual Meeting. We need all available hands. Dinner at Gondola’s, Woodmere Mall, Crossville at 5 pm. Contact Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at [email protected] or 931-456-6437 for additional information.
Oct 19 – Cumberland Trail North Chickamauga, Soddy Daisy. Approximately half of this 8 mile hike will be on the section of N. Chick that we’ve done before.
The other half will be through woods and along Cooper Creek. There is a nice overlook near Panther Branch. After descending several switchbacks we will cross Cooper Creek.
The trail from the creek to the rock house (where we usually stop for lunch) is narrow, steep and not well marked. This section is strenuous. After reaching the top we will hike out on good trail.
As there is limited parking where we will get on the trail, we need some volunteers to drop us off at the trailhead, and drive to the North Chick trailhead. The drivers at the North Chick can hike in to meet us and the group can hike out together.
There will be an optional stop at the Cookie Jar restaurant in Dunlap on the way back.
You need to pre-register for this hike, so we know how many drivers will be needed for the drop off and pick up at the N. Chick trailhead.
For more information and to register, contact Jim Hardy at [email protected] or 931-277-5154. Depart Trinity Tabernacle on Highway 127 South at 8 am CT.
Oct 25 – 27 – TTA Annual Meeting. Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville.
Come spend the weekend, join the hikes, meet hikers from across the state, and make some new friends.