What we're about

Mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, watersports, camping, mini-golf, sand volleyball, trail running and rock climbing are all activities I plan to schedule for this group. You should join if you live an active lifestyle, and would like to join other people to enjoy these social activities. They are always more fun, and safer in groups. Definitely join if you are also new to the area and would like to discover, and share some of the best outdoor activities that East Tennessee has to offer!

The purpose of this meetup group is to provide a framework in which individuals have the opportunity to meet new friends, share new experiences, gain knowledge from one another, and cooperatively support causes in outdoor preservation, restoration, and access general conservation issues. We have events at all skill levels from beginning to expert. We look forward to you joining us on some of our activities which includes but not limited to the following: Mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, watersports, camping, trail running, rock climbing, dancing, traveling, and other social activities. Things are always more fun, not to mention safer in group settings. Definitely join if you are also new to the area and would like to discover, and share some of the best outdoor activities that East Tennessee has to offer!

Outdoor safety advice from the US Forest Service https://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/safety/saf...( https://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/safety/safety.shtml Kayak safety: Paddling at any level is a risky sport. Each individual is ultimately responsible for his or her own safety. Each individual is responsible for having appropriate equipment, for having the requisite skills for padding/sailing a given river or lake, and for the decision to run any river rapid or body of water. Although ultimate responsibility rests with the individual, important safety benefits are gained from paddling with a group of other prepared and competent paddlers.

Bike Safety: Always wear a helmet, wear bright colored clothing, use lights at night, and stay alert. Be sure to bring repair tools and have an extra tube when possible.

Remember to protect your local water ways: http://stopaquatichitchhikers.org (http://stopaquatichitchhikers.org/) We hope to see you and meet you soon!

Upcoming events (5+)

Climbing on Friday night

The Climbing Center

The Climbing Center has a special price for admission on Friday nights, $7 to top rope. Rental shoes and harnesses are available. If it's your first time climbing the staff can show you everything you need to know or one of the more experienced climbers can show you the ropes. Pun intended. Also, I know the address is Sutherland but park behind River Sports, on the road parallel to Sutherland (Vandeventer). The store closes by the time we usually are finished and you'll have to walk around the building.

Coffee and climb with a ranger @ OBED

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Thanks to Jeremiah for suggesting this awesome idea. On the first Saturday of every month, the park rangers offer to provide gear and belay folks who want to climb. There are climbs available for all skill levels and all you need to...just read below. What you need to bring: We provide all of the gear. All that you need to bring is drinking water, sturdy footwear, a willingness to try new things and a can-do attitude. Parking: Participants should park on either side of Lilly Bridge, take the path near the west end of the bridge labelled “Bridge Trail” and follow the signs to the climbing area. If parking is full at Lilly Bridge, participants should park in one of the Lilly Overlook parking lots. From the overlook parking lots, participants should follow the wide, gravel “Overlook Trail,” turn right on the “Bridge Trail” and then follow the trail that stays closest to the cliff base until arriving at the climbing area. Depending on participant interests and ability levels, we will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park and will have participants back to their vehicles by approximately 3 pm (ET). Would-be rock climbers of all ages are encouraged to attend. In the event of inclement weather, call the park visitor center at[masked] for more information, or follow us at @ObedNPS (https://twitter.com/ObedNPS) on Twitter for updates.

Climbing on Friday night

The Climbing Center

The Climbing Center has a special price for admission on Friday nights, $7 to top rope. Rental shoes and harnesses are available. If it's your first time climbing the staff can show you everything you need to know or one of the more experienced climbers can show you the ropes. Pun intended. Also, I know the address is Sutherland but park behind River Sports, on the road parallel to Sutherland (Vandeventer). The store closes by the time we usually are finished and you'll have to walk around the building.

Climbing on Friday night

The Climbing Center

The Climbing Center has a special price for admission on Friday nights, $7 to top rope. Rental shoes and harnesses are available. If it's your first time climbing the staff can show you everything you need to know or one of the more experienced climbers can show you the ropes. Pun intended. Also, I know the address is Sutherland but park behind River Sports, on the road parallel to Sutherland (Vandeventer). The store closes by the time we usually are finished and you'll have to walk around the building.

Past events (103)

Saturday climbing @ the Onsight gym

Onsight Rock Gym

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