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Meeting Time: 6:00 PM Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Nature Center Hike Distance: ~6 miles Estimated Hike Time: ~2 hours Difficulty: Moderate, Fast Paced (~3 mph/20 minutes per mile)(http://www.nashvillehiking.com/pages/Hike_Rating_System) Hike Leader: Michael Hicks Notes: Dogs on a leash okay (Park regs require no more than 6-ft leash - you may be ticketed if you fail to use a leash!) This hike will be a combination of the Edwin Warner Woods (Blue) trail and park roads. This is a moderately strenuous hike of 4 - 5 miles with more than 900' of elevation change (details on trail map). Headlamps/Flashlights will be necessary on this hike. Trail Map (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerhicks/9800982115/)
What we will do: Join your hiking pals for a scenic, easy/moderate hike to Alley Ford and an Overlook on the Emory River. We’ll hike segments of the Cumberland Trail inside both the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area and the Obed Wild and Scenic Rivers followed by supper at Lilly Pad brewery. Expected Distance: 8 miles Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate Please RSVP with integrity. If you've signed up, then learn you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to "No, Can't Go" My phone is[masked]. 1st Meetup: Home Depot parking lot 955 S. Hartman, Lebanon, I-40E exit 236. Depart 7:00am CT Sharp 2nd Meetup/Regroup: Citgo at exit 300 Monterey approx. 8:15am. We will go in convoy on Tn-62 thru Clark Range, Lancing and into Wartburg, turning near the Lutheran Church and go down Catoosa Rd 7 miles, over the bridge to downhill parking. Please be willing to drive your vehicle; riders please offer $10+ in gas for the vehicle you ride in. Drive time is 3 hrs going and 3 hrs back. Ask me about pets and kids. Note: All times listed here are Central, hike is in Eastern Time Zone. Please RSVP with integrity. If you've signed up, then learn you cannot attend, please change your RSVP to "No, Can't Go" My phone is[masked]. Cell service there is sketchy at best. What we will do: We’ll step off from the Rock Creek Campground, heading over and around re-claimed strip mines for 2.2 miles then 1/4 mile downhill to the ford which has a sandy beach suitable for camping. We will take a break here then return back along the same route, for a total distance of 5 miles. Then take the old iron bridge over the Emory River and follow a trail from the Nemo Picnic Area for 1.3 miles each way. The trail follows the river and passes both current and abandoned railroad tunnels ending at the confluence of the Obed and Emory Rivers. Expect fabulous scenery--bring the camera! We will return via TN-62 through Wartburg with supper at Lilly Pad Hopyard & Brewery. $8 cash or plastic. Sample menu on the brewery Facebook page. Please RSVP with integrity. Standard Notice: Meetup organizers/leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take 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 outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly 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 risk 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.
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 Time: 8:30 am Trailhead: Bryant Grove Trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/Wv4C6CHLvDNpiHsc6 Parking: high demand Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: easy to moderate Pace: moderate to fast Trailmap: https://tnstateparks.com/about/park-trail-maps/#long-hunter Alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/tennessee/bryant-grove-trail TN State Parks Covid-19 Information: https://tnstateparks.com/about/keeping-visitors-healthy Always be mindful of social distancing and wear mask when in close proximity with others. Give yourself enough time to find parking and get to the trailhead. If there are enough interest, we'll create multiple 8-person groups. We'll group attendees by the desired pace.
YOU MUST REGISTER USING THIS LINK: http://rootnashville.cumberlandrivercompact.volunteerhub.com/ The Cumberland River Compact and Root Nashville are working to provide and plant free trees to residents affected by the recent 2020 tornado. Volunteers will be helping to plant large trees and should anticipate digging, lifting, and mulching, so please wear appropriate outdoor attire. Volunteers will also need their own transportation to travel to multiple planting addresses in Donelson. Please register for the dates prior to coming. We will contact you to confirm your spot and to provide more details about the meeting location. Each event is capped at a maximum number of volunteers to adhere to local social distancing guidelines.