Let's do a quick easy-ish overnighter to say adieu to March (Will it go out like a lamb?) Carpool Friday after work from Nashville/Lebanon area. It's about a 2 hr drive. Shuttle cars to the Jewett Rd Trailhead. We'll begin our hike at the Black Mtn Loop trail and then camp just below the main summit area. (We drive to the top - easy!)
Probably about 2 miles of hiking Friday evening (hopefully arriving at camp around dusk, may need a bit of night hiking.) I expect to set up a campfire if the weather cooperates.
Saturday we'll get an early start and hike down to the Windless Cave entrance. From here the Cumberland Trail goes onto private property where the right of way is not so clear. We will probably bushwhack down to Rte 68, hopefully along an already flagged future CT route. We'll cross 68 and hike the whole Brady Mtn trail for a total of about 9-10 miles. We'll probably grab lunch in Crossville or Cookeville and return home mid afternoon Sat.
Except for the bushwhack section the trail should be fairly easy and rewarding, with great ridgeline views of the surrounding Cumberland Mtns and view of the Smokies off to the east.
(Photos from Cumberland Trail site)