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

  • May 20, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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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: Easy to 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].
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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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, James, I've been either on the road or working like mad for the last ... what ... five weeks! Hope to get back into Nashville for the Monday downtown hike. I see a lot of familiar faces here! Hi from Florida everyone!

    2 · May 21, 2013

    • James Q

      Michael, come around whenever you can!

      May 21, 2013

  • Frank W.

    Didn't get finished with house work till 5. Too late to clean up and drive down.

    May 20, 2013

  • Julie

    May or may not be able to make it now....fingers crossed:)

    May 20, 2013

  • Dennis A.

    Sorry James I will be out od town on Bsiness till Thurs. See you next week.

    May 19, 2013

  • Tabby


    May 19, 2013

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