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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/)
Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, west of Nashville, has 722 beautiful acres of forest, 17 miles of trails, 6 lakes, and several creeks. We will explore approximately 4.5 miles of trail on this moderate hike. Be aware that last time I checked there was a bridge out across a small creek crossing on the last half mile of this hike. While it is usually possible to cross without getting your feet wet, it is not a total sure thing! Meeting Time: 8:30 am, meet in the parking lot by the restrooms. Estimated Hike Time: 1.5 - 2 hours Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Pets: Dogs on a leash are welcome. Directions: From Nashville, Interstate 40 west, exit 182 on to Hwy 96 east to Fairview, west on Hwy 100, 1 mile on right. From Franklin, west on Hwy 96 to Hwy. 100 west to Fairview . From Memphis, Interstate 40 east, exit 182 on to Hwy 96 east to Hwy 100 west, 1 mile on right. 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 alone are responsible for your safety and well-being. The organizers of this group, current and former members, cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant (including you) at any event. All attendees participate at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or 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.
Big South Fork - Honey Creek Loop
When: Saturday, April 17
Hike time: 11:00 am eastern time zone (10:00 am central time zone)
Trailhead location: GPS[masked], [masked]
Direction to trailhead:
On State Highway 52 going east out of Allardt, TN, take Mt. Helen Road on the left. Go down Mt. Helen Road. It will fork. Take the left fork bearing toward Zenith. When you see signs for Zenith, continue straight, heading northeast. The turn to the Honey Creek Overlook and trailhead parking will be on your left.
Driving time from Nashville: Average 3 hours. Give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get situated.
Hiking distance: approx. 5.5 miles
Difficulty level: strenuous (not for beginner)
Hiking description: Start at trailhead going counterclockwise.
Trail info and pictures: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/tennessee/honey-creek-loop
Optional post-hike snack & refreshment:
Highland Manor Winery and Sawbriar Brewing
2965 S York Hwy, Jamestown, TN[masked]https://www.highlandmanorwinery.com/?utm_campaign=gmb
Narvarro's Mexican food truck at the brewery: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm.
Live music at the brewery: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
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Join the Cumberland River Compact for a weekend of camping, recreation, and environmental stewardship at Rock Island State Park! We are very excited to take you all on our first ever Camping Cleanup in celebration of Earth Month. Volunteers are asked to arrive Saturday morning at 11 a.m. After everyone has set up camp, we’ll hit the trails and participate in a litter cleanup along the Caney Fork River.
After the cleanup on Saturday, there will be a Birds of Prey showing by the Rock Island Park Rangers. You don’t want to miss out on a unique opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close! Before we head home on Sunday, we encourage you all to join us for a Wildflower Identification hike!
Rock Island State Park has generously waived the campsite fee, so you are only responsible for covering your personal travel costs and food for the weekend. We will provide light snacks for hiking and the cleanup.