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. Get to know 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
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashvillehikingmeetup/

We look forward to seeing you on a hike!

Upcoming events (5+)

Fontanel Hike 3 miles -bring a snack and plenty water-then Beaman Hike- 4 miles

The Fontanel Mansion also known as the "Fontanel Complex" is located north of Nashville. The 186 acres of property is home to the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater, Adventureworks Ziplines, public walking trails, a winery, Stone House Gift Shoppe, and a Bed and Breakfast. Only minutes from downtown Nashville but miles from ordinary, The Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Barbara Mandrell. We will hike the greenway for approximately 1 mile then the 2.5 mile loop around the mansion. Bring water, snack, and plenty of water-the Café Fontanella will be closed for a year for remodeling. tennis shoes can be worn- trail is easy to moderate.- then weather permitting we will be going 5 miles down the road to beaman park and hike approxiamately 4 more miles- pending weather.

Hike with Mike - Grundy Forest Loop/Sycamore Falls Hike & Swim

Join us for a short hike and a swim as we visit the Grundy Forest SNA for a 3-mile hike to Sycamore Falls. We follow the Grundy Forest Loop trail to the Fiery Gizzard trail. The Grundy Forest Loop also has a number of small pools, falls and swimming holes we can visit along the way. If time (and interest) permits, we can also make a short drive to Foster Falls and the 2-mile Climbers' Loop Trail. Both trails are rated easy-to-moderate with little elevation change. Bring water, lunch/snacks, hiking shoes and something for swimming. Limited to 16 adventurers. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 8:30 A.M. Meeting Place: Home Depot - 1155 Bell Road/Antioch Estimated Drive Time (one way): <2 hours Hike Distance: 3.0 miles to Sycamore Falls Estimated Hike Time: 2-3 hours depending on swimming time Difficulty: Easy-to-Moderate Optional Hike: Climbers Loop of Foster Falls Hike Distance: < 3.0 miles Estimated Hike Time: 1-2 Hours - swimming option here too Hike Leader: Michael Hughes

Radnor Lake Hike 7/22 5:30 PM

Radnor Lake Nature Center

Come out for a hike at beautiful Radnor Lake We often do dinner after Meet: Granny White Pike entrance, Bike Rack by the Nature Center Difficulty: Strenuous (two steep ridges) Distance: 4.8 miles Time: 2 hours 1. Enter from Granny White Pike/Otter Creek Road. DO NOT enter from the Franklin Road side. The road is blocked 2. There are no signs for Radnor Lake. Turn where Otter Creek Road intersects Granny White Pike 3. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the trails 4. Observe traffic flow and parking rules ** Canceled if raining or if less than 4 RSVPs **

Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 7/23

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.

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