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The Bowling Green Hiking Club meetup is dedicated to providing opportunities for people to get outside and explore the wonderful outdoor activities in Kentucky and surrounding states. The Meetup was started in 2008 by Phil Lienesch who is a hiker, avid mountain biker, and biology professor at WKU. Depending on time of year we'll get together to hike, backpack, camp, kayak - enjoy just about any activity in the outdoors. The common thread among all the activities will be the chance to get some exercise while making friends and enjoying nature!

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Activities will vary from beginner level to strenuous. Where would you like to hike? Are you interested in being a hike leader? Leave a message and let us know. You can also follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/21617553565...

Interested in paddling, cycling, or just hanging out? Visit our sister sites: Bowling Green Canoe and Kayak Club Meetup, Bowling Green League of cyclists, and Social Circles. You'll meet some amazing people!

Disclaimer: Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending any Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for an event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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Fall Creek Falls Waterfall Weekend 2019

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Many of you have been asking for another trip to Fall Creek Falls, so let's do it again in 2019! We will take a weekend to camp and explore the beautiful waterfalls and some of the 56 miles of scenic hiking trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park (http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fall-creek-falls) in the Cumberland Plateau region near Pikeville, Tennessee. We'll hit the trails Friday afternoon and resume our hiking early Saturday morning with a trek down to the base of the Fall Creek Falls, so plan to spend Friday and Saturday nights at the park. We will hike as many trails as we can including to the base of Fall Creek Falls waterfall and the Gorge Overlook Trail, the Prater Place Trail to Hemlock Falls, to Piney Falls along the Lower Loop Trail and the optional infamous Cable Trail. You won't want to miss the Falls Creek Scenic Drive with short hikes to panoramic views like the one at Buzzard's Roost. https://tnstateparks.com/parks/activity-detail/fall-creek-falls-hiking Saturday evening we will have a shared camp dinner, so brush up on your favorite Dutch Oven delicacy or bring something to throw on the grill. You are responsible for making your own reservations at this link: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/campground/fall-creek-falls?fbclid=IwAR2QwSKJCq0XC1H4zgze8X_6YDr9g3DO2pneyAobNIvLOshwIr72MdEstnk . Try to get a site in Campground Area B close to B76. Please make reservations early to ensure that you have a place to stay. The park is a three-hour drive from Bowling Green. This is a big park and it will be necessary to drive to the trail heads; reserving sites near other members of our group will make it possible to carpool. Camping only this year as they have torn down the old lodge to rebuild. Details to be posted later. Disclaimer: Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Memorial Day Weekend at Big South Fork with Nashville Hiking Meetup!

Bandy Creek Campground

$25.00

Sharing this Memorial Day Weekend Meetup for our friends from Nashville Hiking Meetup! Can't get any finer than the Big South Fork. Please go to this link for more info and to sign up https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/events/253343962/ *** RSVPs are closed just on this page because we need one single place for signups. Go here and you can immediately RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/events/253343962/ *** We're going back to Big South Fork for Memorial Day Weekend 2019! I've got group camp E-1 reserved so you don't have to book an individual site! Details on hikes, paddling, and other events are in the works. RSVP you and your guests and the campsites will be first come first serve. Flat $25 per person for the entire weekend, Friday through Monday. NOTE THIS IS A PER PERSON CHARGE AND NOT PER TENT OR PER SITE. The group camp is so cool. We have our own pavilion for cooking, eating, and fireplace plus our own fire ring and bath house! Many more details later! No refunds after May 10, 2019. *** RSVPs are closed just on this page because we need one single place for signups. Go here and you can immediately RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/events/253343962/ ***

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