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

  • Sep 16, 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 (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 although they're gone for the summer.

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 you would like to go.  We'll try various affordable restaurants around the area like Kay Bob's, Pizza Perfect and McDougal's Chicken.

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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  • Britny W.

    I don't even remember RSVP'ing for this. I intended to sign up for the hike tomorrow night. Will this count against me?

    September 17, 2013

    • James Q

      In the grand scheme of things, no. See you tomorrow.

      September 17, 2013

  • Stephen M.

    Thanks James, it was a great night for a hike and the group maintained a great pace. I hope they join us again in the future.

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Aaron P

    Hey I'm so sorry I meant to change my RSVP a couple of days ago! I should definitely be there next week though!

    September 16, 2013

  • Dana

    I hate that I'm gonna miss this!

    September 16, 2013

  • Steve G.

    I will be there, looks like fun

    September 16, 2013

  • Judy R.

    out of town working. wont be back in time

    September 16, 2013

  • Dani R.

    Looks like it should be a nice night. Buddy and I will be there.

    1 · September 15, 2013

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