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We will have a lot of hikes in Middle Tennessee. However we will also do a lot of hiking in the Cumberland Plateau and Cumberland Mountains which are between Nashville and Knoxville and between Nashville and Chattanooga. Most of these hikes will be long day trips but are very awarding hikes.

We will also offer longer hikes that involve overnights. These hikes are from anywhere from the Smoky Mountains to the Rocky Mountains or anywhere there are good hikes that the group would like to hike.

In addition to hiking we will be open to all kinds of outdoor activities from kayaking, biking, horseback riding, sitting around a fire, camping, caving, having a picnic, listening to live music outside, rock climbing or pretty much anything that is outdoors.

We may also have some social activities as well such as dinners or other activities that will help us all get to know each other.

We are always looking for people who are will to host meetups and I am always willing to help you organize your first few meetup events so let me know if you would like to be an Event Organizer

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Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

We'll meet in the courtyard behind the nature center building. Once we have a group, we'll choose a route and head off. The hike will likely be around 2-3 miles, which we might finish in 2-3 hours. I'm not planning on going fast, or hiking straight through. I'll have my children, who will probably want to be carried at some point and stop for a snack. Afterward, if anyone is interested, we can pop up to Bruegger's or Le Peep for brunch. The entrance to the park is just SW of the intersection of Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Blvd in Bellevue.

Colorado Hiking Trip

Lake City

IMPORTANT THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS WHEN HIKING 13,000 AND 14,000 FEET SO MAKE SURE YOU PREPARED FOR THE ALTITUDE NOTE DUE TO AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS WE WILL WANT TO BE OFF THE SUMMITS BY NOON. SO ALL HIKES WILL START VERY EARLY SOME AS EARLY AS 4 OR 5 AM Here is a link with some information https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/altitude-sickness#1-2 Also these hikes will be difficult and may require rock scrambles so PLEASE NO PETS on this trip. Let's hike some 14ers/13ers near Lake City CO. I have a friend that has hiked all of the 14ers who says these are the most beautiful in her opinion. Here is a link to the mountains in that area. https://lakecity.com/fourteeners-and-thirteeners/ Here is a link to a link to research the hikes https://www.14ers.com/ One day instead of hiking I will be renting a 4 wheel drive jeep or if possible a Polaris to drive the Alpine Loop the reservations for one will need to be made in advance Here is a link for information on the Alpine Loop https://lakecity.com/alpine-loop-backcountry-byway/ Also here is couple of the rental companies website https://highaltitudeadventures.com/vehicles/ https://www.lakecityauto.com/ PLANNED ITINERARY Saturday Aug 15 Hike to Handies Peak 5.5 Miles round trip from Amercan Basin Trailhead link on the route https://bit.ly/2WbRFxb Sunday Aug 16 Hike Redcloud Peak and Sunshine Peak 12.2 Miles round trip from the Grizzly Gulch Trailhead link on the route https://bit.ly/32cG2dg Monday Aug 17 We will do the Alpine Loop this is about a 65 mile 4 wheel drive loop you must reserve you vehicle ahead of time. https://highaltitudeadventures.com/vehicles/ https://www.lakecityauto.com/ Tuesday Aug 18 We will hike Uncompahgre Peak 7.5 miles round trip from Nellie Creek Trailhead link on the route https://bit.ly/3265wJc Wednesday Aug 19 We will hike Wetterhourn Peak 7 miles roundtrip from Matterhorn Peak this is a class 3 so it will be more difficult then the others so we may use this day to make up a hike if we missed one due to weather link on the route https://bit.ly/305x1zQ Thursday Aug 20 we check out of our lodging to leave Lake City. EVERYONE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING THEIR OWN LODGING I will be staying at Alpine Village in Lake City CO Here is a link to there website https://alpinevillagecolorado.com/ Here is a link to other lodging https://www.colorado.com/co/lake-city/accommodations Standard Notice: Disclaimer Meetup organizers/ leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions as 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 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 participate at an event at their own rick 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.

Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

We'll meet in the courtyard behind the nature center building. Once we have a group, we'll choose a route and head off. The hike will likely be around 2-3 miles, which we might finish in 2-3 hours. I'm not planning on going fast, or hiking straight through. I'll have my children, who will probably want to be carried at some point and stop for a snack. Afterward, if anyone is interested, we can pop up to Bruegger's or Le Peep for brunch. The entrance to the park is just SW of the intersection of Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Blvd in Bellevue.

Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

We'll meet in the courtyard behind the nature center building. Once we have a group, we'll choose a route and head off. The hike will likely be around 2-3 miles, which we might finish in 2-3 hours. I'm not planning on going fast, or hiking straight through. I'll have my children, who will probably want to be carried at some point and stop for a snack. Afterward, if anyone is interested, we can pop up to Bruegger's or Le Peep for brunch. The entrance to the park is just SW of the intersection of Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Blvd in Bellevue.

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Monday nature walk @ Edwin Warner Park

Edwin Warner Park Nature Center

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