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TN/NC BMTA Work Trip - McFarland Rd to Lost Creek Campground
TN/NC BMTA Work Trip - Saturday, Dec 15 - McFarland Road to Lost Creek Campground - Section 12d We had a great work trip on top of Bob Bald on Nov 17 with 17 workers clearing the entire stretch from Beech Gap to the intersection of the BMT with the Haoe Lead Trail. This section had received many comments about thick briers, especially north of Bob Bald. Now for a repeat performance on another section of the BMT which has received a lot of comments about lots of trees down and brush/briers. This is section 12d and is 3.9 miles long, but a fair amount is old gated Forest Service road which generally does not need much maintenance. We will meet at Hall's Grocery at the corner of TN-30 and Kimsey Highway at 9 AM, to give you GA folks enough time to get up here. We will have sign-ins and our safety talk, then split up into two crews. One crew will go to the McFarland Rd end and work north with chain saws, brush cutters, loppers and hand saws and the other crew will go to the Lost Creek end and work south with similar tools. When we meet, the day will be over and each crew will return to their vehicles. After we are finished, we could all convene at Flip Flop Burgers for some burgers, fries, and beer. Please let Rick Harris ([masked]) or Phil Guhl ([masked]) know if you plan to attend. so we can make proper arrangements for tools, work crews, etc.

Hall's Grocery

2008 TN-30 · Reliance, tn

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    The Cherokee Hiking Club is located in Southeast Tennessee with most members coming from the Cleveland area. The club focuses on hikes primarily in the southern part of the Cherokee National Forest, but some hikes also take members to the mountains of Southwest North Carolina and North Georgia as well as trails on the Cumberland Plateau. The club also sponsors bike and canoe trips and many members volunteer hundreds of hours each year maintaining local trails. Dogs are generally permitted on club hikes provided they are well mannered and kept on leash.

    We strongly encourage all Meetup members who hike with us regularly to join the club. Dues are only $15 annually per family. We are open to members of all ages who enjoy a down-home family atmosphere. We hold a monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month, at either a local restaurant, a member home or an outdoor picnic area when the weather permits. A pot luck or restaurant dinner is enjoyed after each meeting, and often an informative presentation of some kind. If you are interested in joining, please download a membership form from http://cherokeehikingclub.org/membershipform.pdf , fill it out and send it in with your dues in check form (made out to the Cherokee Hiking Club) to 198 Crews Drive, Benton TN 37307.

    See our website at http://cherokeehikingclub.org/ for more information. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/cherokeehikingclub/ !

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