Walls of Jericho - Ramble to Hurricane Creek and beyond

  • July 13, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Join your hiking mates for a one-of-kind trek through the Tennessee/Alabama Walls of Jericho wilderness.  Warning: you will scramble off-trail, you will climb tall ridges, you will get wet, and you will be tested by the elements.  Sounds like fun to me!

 

MEETUP Time @  CARPOOL LOCATION 8:30 am (CT): Cracker Barrel parking lot in Murfreesboro, off I-24 Exit #81B.

DRIVE TIME :1.5 hours from Murfreesboro carpool.  We should arrive at the Alabama trailhead by 10:15am (CT)

Cost: Donation of 1 dollar is appreciated---this helps to defray the monthly cost of our website.  You can also donate anytime online.

Hike Time: ~6to 7 hours

Hike Distance: 11 to 12 miles.  Exact mileage to be determined.

Rating: Strenuous to Difficult, trails + exploratory.  Highlights may include but are not limited to: marked trails, off-trail bushwhacking, scrambling among boulders, and stream crossings.

DIRECTIONS:
I-24 East to Exit 127.
Turn right towards Winchester, Hwy 64
Turn south (left) on to Hwy 16
Look to your right for a gravel parking lot with Tennessee Walls of Jericho Trailhead kiosk posted.   (If you found the Alabama Walls of Jericho parking lot, then you have gone too far south).
Google Map Directions

Important Notes:

  • Offer your carpool driver no less than $15 to $20 cash for gas, vehicle usage, and driving services (Gas cost $3.20/gallon as of this writing).
  • Make no mistake, this should be a rugged day.  Bring plenty of water and/or method to filter creek water along the way.
  • I have hiked this route only once before, so if you are looking for a hike to join with a clear, transparent, easily followed, established agenda---then this long day hike is NOT for you.
  • No dogs, no kids under 13 allowed, unless you can convince me otherwise.
  • Post hike meal optional---to be determined.


Be sure to bring your headlamp (just in case), water, and sense of adventure!

 

 

 

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  • Lisa L.

    Kicked my butt but fun!

    July 14, 2013

  • jereme l.

    Sry to cancel so late but i sliced a fingure open at work and wont be climbing anything for a couple weeks

    July 12, 2013

  • Patrick "Rogue L.

    From the Part-time Adventurers of Tennessee (P.A.T.) meetup, we have Jenifer, Kenneth, Sheryl H, and Tammy joining us.

    July 12, 2013

  • Larry I. J.

    (see post)

    July 12, 2013

  • Larry I. J.

    Hey, sorry guys, but something has come up at my house that needs attention (in the bathroom!) and I've got a friend that can help me with it tomorrow. So I'm going to have to cancel - hopefully you can find someone else to go in my place, and I look forward to joining you guys in the future - definitely my kind of group (adventurers)!

    July 12, 2013

  • Patrick "Rogue L.

    Hello Adventurers,
    If you are looking for a rough map of the area we will be trekking, then check out this map from the Tennessee trailhead.
    FYI—we will be parking in the TENNESSEE TRAILHEAD parking lot! http://files.meetup.com/1585196/Our%20trail%20path.%20%20Best%20Guess.jpg

    July 12, 2013

  • Patrick "Rogue L.

    Weather forecast: Warm. High of 86, low of 68. 20% chance of rain. Light winds. Water level could be up at the creeks---approximately 4 inches of rain in the last 7 days.

    July 11, 2013

  • jereme l.

    Murfreesboro

    July 11, 2013

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