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Urban Hike II - 5 mile Night Walk Through Nashville's West End

We're going to start at Eakin Elementary School near Fannie Mae Dees Park (aka Dragon Park) and planning to have dinner at the end (instead of mid-hike like in the old hike last year). Please read the description for more details.

Departure Time: 6:30 pm SHARP (unless we have good reason to wait).
Distance: Roughly 5 miles
Hike Time: 2 hours
Rating: Moderate

We will start from Eakin Elementary School and head west to Love Circle and up the steps to the top for a 360° view of Nashville. Then, we'll head into Vanderbilt by Dudley Field and frat row to see any students hung over from the weekend.

Then, we'll head north to pass by the law school, the Owen Graduate School of Management, and the slightly creepy "Tree of Learning" before making it over the bridge to Peabody College, looking at all the naked statues along the way, before heading back toward Fannie Mae Dees Park via Belcourt to climb on the park's giant dragon and ending back at Eakin Elementary School.

Each week, we plan to walk or drive to a nearby restaurant after the hike. Please come with suggestions on where else you would like to go the following week. We'll try various affordable restaurants around the area.

Please note, this "hike" is different than the one last year.

Eakin Elementary School, 2500 Fairfax Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212. We'll meet in the parking lot on 26th Ave S, just north of Fairfax Avenue. The parking lot is NOT ON FAIRFAX! Approximate GPS coordinates of the parking lot are [masked],[masked].
Click here for more accurate map.


MISCELLANEOUS: Questions? Call or e-mail James [masked]). Running late? Please call or text James, although please don't text and drive. Can't make it? Please be courteous and change your RSVP as early as possible! Posted times are departure times. We will leave on time unless we have a compelling reason to wait a few minutes longer.

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  • James Q

    Wow...What a big group! It was nice to see everyone and to meet the new people. Thanks for joining us on a beautiful April evening and I hope to see everyone again on another hike. Thanks also to Marcus for leading and to Dennis for sweeping.

    April 2, 2013

  • Susan M.

    I am so sad..... I have gotten stuck at work snf now don't have enough time to get there and was not able to get on line sooner because the site is blocked. Will do my best to make it Wednesday. So sorry for the late notice to cancel. Susan

    April 1, 2013

  • Dani R.

    Sorry to cancel last minute. I'm not feeling too well today and called out of work. Hopefully I'll be better for Wednesday.

    April 1, 2013

    • James Q

      Dani, I hope you get better quickly.

      April 1, 2013

  • Tabby

    Xander is back & excited to hike again!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • James Q

    Current Monday forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 63°F. Maybe the weather folks are just joking with us...

    2 · March 31, 2013

  • Susan M.

    It is going to be sooooo much fun.... Can't wait to meet new people

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Diane R

    Kaya TOO!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • vignatio

    In all probability.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    out of town

    March 24, 2013

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