• 3 Day Orienteering/Off-Trail Backpack, Daniel Boone National Forest
    Let's skip the Black Friday madness and instead, participate in the #OptOutside movement over Thanksgiving weekend. Beaver Creek Wilderness in Daniel Boone National Forest is a great area to work on off-trail navigating. We'll work together to plan a route from a topo map of the area, then attempt to hike that route over 3 days. We'll meet Friday morning at 11:30 am central at the parking lot near the Three Forks of Beaver Overlook (see map pin). If I haven't hiked with you previously, please send me a Meetup message with your phone number when you rsvp for this trip. If I don't receive your contact info when you sign up, your spot will go to the next person on the wait list. There is a one guest limit per signed up member. This is a dog friendly trip....feel free to bring your pups. If you have any questions about this hike, please let me know. My phone number is[masked]. Please RSVP with integrity. https://www.rei.com/opt-outside https://www.wilderness.net/NWPS/wildView?WID=32&tab=General https://www.topozone.com/kentucky/mccreary-ky/park/beaver-creek-wildlife-management-area/

    Beaver Creek Wilderness Area, Daniel Boone National Forest

    Bowman Ridge Road · Parkers Lake, ky

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  • Overnight Backpack: Hobbs Cabin, South Cumberland SP
    Let's explore the Savage Gulf area of South Cumberland State Park with an overnight trip to Hobbs Cabin. One of our members secured a reservation for this hard-to-get site....thanks Cameron! We'll meet at the Savage Gulf ranger's station at 10:00 am Saturday morning and hike the Savage Day Loop to the North Rim trail to Hobbs Cabin. This hike will be approx. 9 miles. Sunday, we'll hike back down the North Rim Trail and take the other leg of the Savage Day Loop back to our vehicles. Total trip mileage will be approx. 18. Cabin spots are $6.00 per person to cover the reservation fee. Cabin accommodations include wood bunks and fireplace. There are also tent sites available that would have to reserved and paid for through the park website. If the cabin portion of the trip fills, anyone is welcome to reserve a tent site and join the group. This hike is for experienced backpackers or conditioned beginners familiar with the mileage involved. If I haven't hiked with you previously, please send me a Meetup message with your phone number when you rsvp for this trip. If I don't receive your contact info when you sign up, your spot will go to the next person on the wait list. There is a one guest limit per signed up member. This is a dog friendly trip....feel free to bring your pups. If you have any questions about this hike, please let me know. My phone number is[masked]. Please RSVP with integrity.

    Savage Gulf Ranger Station

    State Hwy 111 · Palmer, TN

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  • December Holiday Dinner & "Dirty Santa" Gift-swap
    As always, our December meeting will be a Holiday Dinner and "Dirty Santa" Gift-swap. Date, Location, and details To Be Determined and posted, so check back for those. (No meeting at REI in December.) PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

    TBD

    TBD · Nashville, TN

  • Our Regular Monthly Meet - Winter Hiking/Camping Presentation
    January's presenter will be Rob Connor, a 3 season backpacker: Fall, Spring, and WINTER. Learn tricks for staying warm and dry in the cold, Rob will do his ever popular show and tell including sleeping bags, overshoes, snowshoes, layering, keeping things from freezing, and the "penguin dance." Rob has backpacked down to -15 degrees in 4 feet of snow and has learned a few things along the way. Come learn from his rookie mistakes including the "Nutella incident" and the "case of the frozen tuna packet." If you're interested in enjoying one of the most rewarding times of the year for camping this presentation will be a great start. If you'd like to join for dinner beforehand, let's head to Blaze Pizza, across Franklin Rd from REI. Meet at 6pm and look for the "NBM" sign on a table. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. Our regular monthly meetings are open to all, especially first-timers, and are typically the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please do NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

    REI

    261 Franklin Road · Brentwood, TN

  • 7 Day Utah Backpacking
    Let's explore some of the unique terrain of southern Utah. We'll fly into Las Vegas around 8 am Feb. 6th, pickup the rental car, and head to the trail head. We'll spend 6 days in the wilderness, the 6th night at a hotel or Airbnb, and fly out around 4:00 pm on Feb. 12. Exact destination and route are still being planned, but will probably be in the Zion, Red Cliffs or nearby wilderness areas.

    Needs a location

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  • Our Regular Monthly Meet - Second Mondays at REI
    Our regular monthly meetings open to all, especially beginners, and are the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please mark your calendars. We will have a monthly topic, plus will discuss past and upcoming trips. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

    REI

    261 Franklin Road · Brentwood, TN

  • Our Regular Monthly Meet - Second Mondays at REI
    Our regular monthly meetings open to all, especially beginners, and are the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please mark your calendars. We will have a monthly topic, plus will discuss past and upcoming trips. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

    REI

    261 Franklin Road · Brentwood, TN

  • Our Regular Monthly Meet - Second Mondays at REI
    Our regular monthly meetings open to all, especially beginners, and are the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please mark your calendars. We will have a monthly topic, plus will discuss past and upcoming trips. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

    REI

    261 Franklin Road · Brentwood, TN

  • Our Regular Monthly Meet - Second Mondays at REI
    Our regular monthly meetings open to all, especially beginners, and are the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please mark your calendars. We will have a monthly topic, plus will discuss past and upcoming trips. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

    REI

    261 Franklin Road · Brentwood, TN

  • Our Regular Monthly Meet - Second Mondays at REI
    Our regular monthly meetings open to all, especially beginners, and are the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at REI in the Community Room. Thanks to REI! Please mark your calendars. We will have a monthly topic, plus will discuss past and upcoming trips. If anyone has a suggestion or question, please post it in the discussion below. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP merely to say "no." It fills up the organizers' inboxes with needless, irrelevant emails. Thanks! We appreciate your help!

    REI

    261 Franklin Road · Brentwood, TN