What we're about

In today's go-go-go, everybody's behind, got to get more done world, it seems like our work week keeps us stressed to the max. That makes our weekends even more important, as a way to get out and get away from all the stresses of our jobs. But sometimes we're just too busy to find different things to do or meet new people. One group of Tennesseans has found a way around that time crunch. They meet up through the internet...first on a web page, then live and in person...and always with a common goal of outdoor adventure. Meet Nashville Hiking Meetup.

In addition to our regular hikes and other outdoor adventures, we also plan social events and organize community volunteer projects such as park cleanup and trail building!

Get exercise,

. Make new friends,
. . Respect the environment,
. . . Give back to the community,
. . . . Laugh a lot

What more could you want? :-)

New and pending members: please be sure to read our "About Us" page (http://nashvillehiking.com/about/) all the way to the end before joining our group: http://nashvillehiking.com/about/

Useful links:
- Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nashvillehiking
- Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nashvillehiking

We look forward to seeing you on a hike!

Upcoming events (5+)

Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 2/19

Second Harvest Food Bank

5:30 - 8:00 PM Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in our community. This is not possible without the help of countless volunteers that work each year who help get food ready to go out to the community. Group Member Registration • All adults including the group leader must create an account and sign up for the shift using your group’s personalized landing page https://secondharvestmidtn.volunteerhub.com/lp/HikingMeetUp/ . This allows us to know who is volunteering and also serves as the volunteer waiver for adults. • Minors MUST have a parent or guardian sign the attached Youth Volunteer Application. This can be turned in the day of the volunteer project. In addition, minors may choose to create their own account and sign up for the shift using your group’s landing page in order to track volunteer hours. The online signup is optional for minors, however, the hardcopy Youth Volunteer Waiver is required. Volunteer Duties/Policies and Procedures Please review the attached policies and procedures prior to your shift and be sure to note these important policies: • ALL warehouse volunteers must wear close-toed shoes. Volunteers wearing sandals or flip-flops will not be allowed to volunteer. Please ensure that everyone in your group is aware of this policy. • There are several volunteer projects at Second Harvest that include refrigerated sorting. Please have everyone bring cozy layers in case we ask you to do a “cool” volunteer project! • No bags, purses or backpacks are allowed in the volunteer area. Please leave these items at home or in a locked vehicle. Google Map to Second Harvest at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=331+Great+Circle+Road+Nashville,+TN+37228&hnear=331+Great+Circle+Rd,+Nashville,+Davidson,+Tennessee+37228&gl=us&t=m&z=16) Volunteer parking is at the front part of the lot, closest to the front doors of the building. When you arrive, please sign in at the kiosk and we'll get everyone set with job assignments.

Full Moon Hike - Edwin Warner Park - 02/19/19

Edwin Warner Park Picnic Sites

Meeting Time: 7:30 PM Meeting Place: Picnic shelter 9, in the back of the Edwin Warner picnic grounds Hike Distance: 4.25 miles on "paved" road Estimated Hike Time: Under 2 hours Difficulty: Mostly Easy, paved trails (strollers allowed) Hike Leader: Michael Hughes Kids and leashed dogs are welcomed. ===================================== See the woods under a full-moon glow. Meet at Edwin Warner Park picnic site #9, off Vaughn Road – across from the model airplane field. Bring your flashlight or headlamp, water and walking shoes. For over 17 years we have had a Full Moon Hike at Warner Parks hosting as few as two guests to as many as 100+ hiking lovers. Join us for this lunar spectacle each month! We're looking for volunteers who've done this hike before to run sweep; basically take up the end of the line and make sure everyone finishes without getting lost. Let us know in your comments or tell Michael when you arrive. https://youtu.be/fDj3G4Sm7z4

Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike

Edwin Warner Park

Meeting Time: 6:00 PM Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Nature Center Hike Distance: 4-5 miles Estimated Hike Time: ~2 hours Difficulty: Moderate, (http://www.nashvillehiking.com/pages/Hike_Rating_System) Hike Leader: Beth, Jason, and/or Raju 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 may be necessary by the end of the hike. Trail Map (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerhicks/9800982115/)

Hike with Mike - Perimeter Trail/Sewanee

The Home Depot

Join us for an easy-to-moderate trail hike around the Sewanee campus near Monteagle. The hike starts at Green's View and heading counter-clockwise along rocky bluffs to the Forestry Cabin where we'll stop for a snack break. We continue our trip crossing over the plateau and through the campus to Otey View. There we pick up the Perimeter Trail again. We'll have the option of visiting Lake Cheston before continuing our route to the finish at the war memorial at University View. Bring lunch/snacks, water, good hiking boots, and the proper outerwear. See images from last year's hike at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/treadlightadventure/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155477383415945 HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 8:30 A.M. Meeting Place: Home Depot, Bell Road, Antioch Estimated Drive Time (one way): 2 hours Hike Distance: 7-8 total miles - linear trail - shuttle required Estimated Hike Time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: Mostly easy-to-moderate, one short rock scramble Hike Leader: Michael Hughes Notes . . . . . . . . . Keep an eye on the weather. Some areas could be slick with ice if temps are cold enough. We will have a late lunch/early dinner at Shenanigan's after the hike. Directions to the trail head will be provided at the meeting place. A note to all participants will be sent prior to our adventure.

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