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Come hike with the Scenic City Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association on Saturday, February[masked].
ABOUT THE HIKE
Fall Creek Falls State Park: Prater Place Trail, out and back, moderate, 6.2 miles. This trail takes us to the relatively small but beautiful Hemlock Falls. We’ll also make a short side trip on an unmarked trail that leads to a large cave.
Remember to check the forecast, wear appropriate layers and wear hiking shoes or boots, bring snacks and lunch, sunscreen, water shoes (!) and more water than you think you need. It’s never a mistake to bring a rain jacket and hiking poles.
*** If you register on Meetup for this hike, we ask that you text your name and phone number to me (Will Latham) at [masked] (include your name so I know who the text is from). This is in case the hike is cancelled or there are changes,
*** HIKE RATING: MODERATE
*** About 6.2 +/- miles.
To take this hike, you should have taken several hikes of similar difficulty and length over the last several months. To keep everyone safe we will ask you about your hiking experience.
MEET TO CARPOOL
We meet and then carpool to the trailhead.
For carpooling/caravanning, meet at the Durham Street parking lot (ball fields) off Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy a little before 8.30 am ET. https://bit.ly/3Qjdc0S
Carpool gas cost: $5.00
This is a "group hike" and all attendees are asked to be considerate of each other. There will be periodic resting points for all hikers to rest and equally important to allow anyone behind to catch up and rest as well. Lets not leave anyone behind.
We will have a Hike Leader and "Sweep" (a person at the back to make sure no one gets left behind).
WHAT TO BRING
It is always a good idea to bring the 10 essentials: https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/
Please be sure to bring:
- Snacks and lunch,
- Clothing appropriate to weather
- Hiking shoes/boots
- Sunscreen, insect repellent
- First aid kit.
- Rain gear
- Always a good idea to bring headlamp
- We suggest hiking poles
The Scenic City Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association hikes are scheduled every Tuesday and Saturday.
Hikes on Tuesday are less strenuous and average 4-6 miles while the hikes on Saturday are more strenuous and average 8-10 miles.
All our hikes have designated Hike Leaders and we never leave anyone behind. If you are new to hiking, this is the place to be.
Hikes are posted on the Scenic City Chapter’s page on the TTA Website:
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 possible 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- including you- at any event. All attendees participant 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.
**Covid-19 is still out there and spreading. So, PLEASE be respectful and follow all guidelines to stay safe and keep others safe and virus free. If you feel you have it and/or may be asymptomatic, please stay home and take care of yourself. if you are virus free, let's hike.