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Night hikes on the Burch Reserve Trail.
Plan on meeting Tuesdays at 6:30pm and heading to the trail no later than 6:45pm. How fast/hard is this? The group sets the pace and nobody is left behind. You'll likely break a sweat on a few of the inclines, but this hike is not too rigorous. And we always take time to enjoy the view or catch our breath! Rain or shine?: Hike takes place year round and generally in all conditions except for high risk (windy & thunderstorms) weather - the trail does have widow makers lurking on it. Also, recent years have brought an noticeable overall increase in use of the Warner Parks and trail erosion is a serious problem. If trail conditions are too poor/extreme (muddy) we may forgo a hike until the trail is more suitable for use without damage. How long does the hike last?: Hike lasts around one hour (a little less on cooler nights, a bit longer on hotter nights). Where do we meet?: We will start from the parking lot of the Burch Reserve Trail. This park is easy to access at the intersection of Highway 100 and Old Hickory Boulevard. And offers paved parking (despite what you may see in Google Maps or similar websites). Handy map for the meeting spot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LMslG5NOESQy-7z_xWPYvEqNMQIb74Lx What do you need?: Light(s) required to finish the hike out and ensure your safety. Recommend carrying water - summer nights are quite warm well into the night. A light weight shell is also handy to carry if weather looks iffy. For summer hikes, dress accordingly to vent and stay cool. Opt for synthetics over cotton to help keep yourself from being soaked and having trouble cooling. For winter hikes, dress accordingly to vent and stay warm. The key to temperature control is staying dry, so bear that in mind as you select your layers. Hiking boots or shoes recommended as numerous rocky areas, scree, and roots are present on the trail. So treat your feet as you see fit for comfort and safety bearing that in mind. Mosquitoes are plentiful on this trail, bug spray highly recommended in the spring/summer/fall months. Poles are a personal preference thing, rarely use mine unless it is super slick/icy or if I twist an ankle. However, if you are prone to doing your own stunts, I'd recommend using them to provide a bit of stability. FRS radios are welcome, default to channel 1/1 for general monitoring/use. Alternate channel is usually 7/11 for convenience. Try to keep banter to a minimum though, and let the wildlife wander peacefully. Pets are not allowed on the Burch Reserve Trail, so please leave your furry friends at home for some rest and relaxation while you enjoy this hike.

Burch Reserve Trail

7180-7198 TN-100 · Nashville, tn

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