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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: 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 may be necessary by the end of the hike. Trail Map (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerhicks/9800982115/)
Big South Fork Group Campsite E-1
We're going back to Big South Fork for Memorial Day Weekend 2019! I've got group camp E-1 reserved so you don't have to book an individual site! Take that Friday off so you can hit the Mennonite stores on the way from Nashville in Muddy Pond near Monterey. General store, crafts, and all things leather. Set up camp and cook your meals in the shared pavilion that includes charcoal grills and a fireplace. Bring your musical instruments for performances (I am NOT kidding). We have confirmed keyboard performer (and ace paddler) Mike Tossing, fresh off his strange, exotic tour from Milan to Minsk. Events include: Saturday 5/25 (all times central) 8:15 a.m. - Pickett paddling http://meetu.ps/e/Gy4mn/zY6Z/f 8:15 a.m. - Pickett paddling (bring your own boat) http://meetu.ps/e/GyXLf/zY6Z/f 10:00 a.m. - Twin Arches Loop Hike with Steve Nunley http://meetu.ps/e/GzRQ0/zY6Z/f 10:30 a.m. - Honey Creek Loop Hike with Art Craven and Sabine http://meetu.ps/e/GzSvp/zY6Z/f 1:15 p.m. - Guided horseback ride http://meetu.ps/e/GyXR9/zY6Z/f 6:00 p.m. - Group dinner in the badass pavilion. Charcoal grills, fireplace, and picnic tables. Bring something to share or cook your own. 7:00 p.m. - The song stylings of Mike Tossing in the pavilion. Please bring firewood 8:00 p.m. - Ghost stories at the campfire circle. Please bring firewood Sunday 5/26 (all times central) 8:30 a.m - Paddle the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River with Leslie Dunn and Mike Tossing http://meetu.ps/e/GB6zH/zY6Z/f 9:30 a.m. - Needle's Eye hike with Mike Hicks http://meetu.ps/e/GzBdB/zY6Z/f 10:00 a.m. - Kelly Stewart leads Pogue Creek moderate hike http://meetu.ps/e/GBpsV/zY6Z/f 6:00 p.m. - Group dinner in the badass pavilion. Charcoal grills, fireplace, and picnic tables. Bring something to share or cook your own. 6:45 p.m. - Moonlight Canoe Float at Pickett State Park http://meetu.ps/e/GDPd7/zY6Z/f 7:00 p.m. - Music in the pavilion. Please bring firewood 8:00 p.m. - Ghost stories at the campfire circle. Please bring firewood Full printable itinerary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Iv1ac6cixOTmsPheJbZMKdOT1oNiUDBNPokhzCB4UdE/edit?usp=sharing RSVP you and your guests and the campsites will be first come first serve. Flat $25 per person for the entire weekend, Friday through Monday. You may be sharing your campsite with another tent. REPEAT, THIS IS A PER PERSON CHARGE AND NOT PER TENT OR PER SITE. The group camp is so cool. We have our own pavilion for cooking, eating, and fireplace plus our own fire ring and bathhouse! Well behaved dogs are welcomed but you must not leave a dog at camp in a car, kennel, or tent. Yes KIDS! No refunds after May 10, 2019.
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park
Join Ranger Camron Martin for a morning canoe float on beautiful Arch Lake at Pickett State Park and learn about the park’s history. This is a wonderful, easy paddle exploring the lake, arch, waterfall, and flora. 8:15 a.m. central carpool time from Big South Fork group camp for 9:00 a.m. start time at Pickett. $9 per person. You will be sharing a canoe with one other adult. Kids under 12 who can sit in the center seat are free of charge if accompanied by one adult each.
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park
BYOB - Bring Your Own Boat Join Ranger Camron Martin for a morning canoe float on beautiful Arch Lake at Pickett State Park and learn about the park’s history. This is a wonderful, easy paddle exploring the lake, arch, waterfall, and flora. 8:15 a.m. central carpool time from Big South Fork group camp for 9:00 a.m. start time at Pickett. If you're not camping, just meet us at the boathouse at Pickett State Park. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard.