- Full Moon Hike - Edwin Warner Park - 01/20/19
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
- MLK Day Volunteer Tree Planting with the Cumberland River Compact
Register here to participate: https://crc.kindful.com/register/mlk-day-tree-planting-2018 More Information: When: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21st, 10:00am - 1:00pm Rain Date: Saturday, January 26th, 10:00am - 1:00pm Where: Register for location. What to bring: Bring a reusable water bottle. Closed-toe shoes are required, and boots are recommended. Please dress in warm layers that you don't mind getting dirty. What we provide: Work gloves, tools, water, and food will be provided. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Minors 16-17 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before participation. If you have any questions, please contact Gray Perry at[masked] or [masked]
- Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 1/21
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.
- Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers
HIKE STATS: Time: Hike starts promptly at 6:30 P.M. Place: Deep Well entrance of Percy Warner Park (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.077928,-86.886243&num=1&sll=36.077908,-86.886234&sspn=0.001225,0.002816&ie=UTF8&ll=36.077908,-86.886234&spn=0.078388,0.180244&z=13) Distance: 5½ total miles Estimated Hike Time: 2+ hours Difficulty: Moderate (http://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/pages/Hike_Rating_System/) (Can be very strenuous for novice hikers - Headlamps/flashlights are recommended) Hike Leader: Mike 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!) The Mossy Ridge Trail is the longest of the three loop footpaths in the Warner Parks. An ideal training hike, the path leaves the Deep Well trailhead and winds through rich hollows and dry ridges of the Harpeth Hills, making frequent but never sustained elevation changes. Scattered in the woods are big trees and a spring-fed waterfall. At 4.5 miles, the Mossy Ridge Trail qualifies as a full-fledged hike that will not disappoint. Description courtesy of Johnny Molloy Note that because of changes to parking/access at the Deep Well entrance, the hike is now ~5.5 miles. Directions to Deep Well entrance of Percy Warner Park: From the point where Highway 100 begins at Highway 70 near the Belle Meade Post Office, head west on TN[masked] miles to the large stone gates on the left with Deep Well Entrance sign that mark the entrance of Percy Warner Park (Immediately after the Vaughn Gap Rd/Music City Bikeway Stop Light). Turn left from Highway 100 and pass through the gates, staying right when the road splits. We meet at the Highway 100 Trailhead (1st Pavilion on the left - small pavilion after the 1st set of parking areas). If coming from Old Hickory Blvd or further west, the Entrance will be on your right ~¾ miles past the Old Hickory Blvd Red Light between Edwin and Percy Warner Parks (Just before the Vaughn Gap Rd/Music City Bikeway Stop Light). We usually have dinner afterward at the Sam's Sport's bar (at the HWY 100 & HWY 70 split).
- Edwin Warner Park Evening Hike
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/)
- Collins Gulf and Stagecoach Road Historic Trails - strenuous day hike
HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 7:00 AM Meeting Place: near Steak n Shake Hickory Hollow Estimated Drive Time One Way: 2 hours Hike Distance: 13.1 miles Estimated Hike Time: 7 hours plus break time Difficulty: Strenuous Hike Leader: Sabine Well behaved, leashed dogs welcomed No kids under 13 The 9.9 mile Collins Gulf Trail and the 1.6 mile Stagecoach Road Historic Trail combine with short connector trails to make one of the most fascinating loop hikes in the South Cumberland, with numerous overlooks and waterfalls, including Suter Falls. This spreading waterfall, the cascading creek and the massive rock walls of the gorge around Suter Falls make this setting one of the true spectacles of the Southeast. The Stagecoach Road Historic Trail follows the old route of the Stagecoach Road that ran from McMinnville to Chattanooga. The old roadbed, with its rock walls and stone cribbing, is on the National Register of Historic Places. We will be accessing the trail from the Gruetli-Laager Trailhead and hike the 0.6 miles to the Collins Gulf Trail. The total length of the hike will be 13.1 miles and it is rated strenuous, so don't forget to bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch, rain gear (depending on weather forecast) and sturdy hiking shoes. The waterfalls will be concentrated either at the beginning or end of the loop depending which way we go. Be prepared for wet crossings on this hike. Wear your waterproof boots or bring sandals/water shoes to change into. Meet behind the Steak n Shake and IHOP at 7:00 AM and carpool from there. Be sure to offer your driver gas money. Plan on being back in Nashville around 7 PM depending on whether we do a group dinner. To access Collins Gulf, take I-24 to Monteagle exit 134, TN Highway 56 through Tracy City to TN 108. At 108 turn right (south) on 108 to Gruetli Laager. Turn left on 55th Ave. Collins Gulf parking area is about 4 miles on left. Click here for a Google map from Hickory Hollow to Gruetli-Laager trailhead. (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Target+Dr,+Antioch,+TN+37013&daddr=35.406742,+-85.593367&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=35.406786,-85.593324&sspn=0.003835,0.008261&ie=UTF8&ll=35.640557,-86.127319&spn=0.97877,2.114868&z=10) Horsepound Falls photo courtesy Michael R. Hicks
- A New Year & New Trails: Expanding the Jones Mill Trail - Long Hunter State Park
Long Hunter State Park
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM Meeting Place: Jones Mill Trail parking lot on Barnett Rd. (see below for directions) Hike Distance: Approximately 2-4 miles Estimated Time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Hike Leaders: Mountain Biker Colin Davidson & Friends of Long Hunter member Anita Fischer Wanna get the new year off to a memorable start? Then we have an excellent opportunity for you to go outside, get some exercise, meet like-minded individuals, improve Long Hunter State Park, and leave a lasting legacy. On this day we will continue our expansion of the wild and scenic Jones Mill Trail, but we can't do it without our wonderful volunteers! This event is organized by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. If you wish to join us for this trail work day, meet at the Jones Mill parking lot (9933 Barnett Rd., Mt Juliet, TN 37122) at 8 a.m. We will work until approximately 12 noon. Please wear appropriate work clothes and sturdy shoes, and don't forget water and snacks. Tools and gloves will be provided. When completed, the Jones Mill Trail is sure to be one of the best biking (and hiking!) trails in Middle Tennessee. We hope to see you there, and thanks for your support! Directions To Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot: The Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot is located at 9933 Barnett Rd., Mt Juliet, TN 37122 in the Bryant Grove Recreation Area of Long Hunter State Park. If you're coming from I-24, take Old Hickory Blvd. exit 62 and head north on SR171 (which becomes Hobson Pike). At 6.4 miles, you'll pass the main park entrance on the right; continue on Hobson Pike for another two miles and turn right on South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail). Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail). Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area). Go about a half-mile and turn left into the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot. If you're coming from I-40, take Mt. Juliet exit 226-A and head south on SR171. Go 4.2 miles and veer left onto South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail). Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail). Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area). Go about a half-mile and turn left into the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot. For further directions, contact the park office at[masked]
- Drink a Pint Night - the Bailey's on Broadway edition!
Join your hiking pals at the indoor/outdoor rooftop of Bailey's on Broadway! Our first Pint Night at this downtown hotspot. We'll have exclusive access to the Champion's Room upstairs with our own bar and full menu service! Our nearly monthly Pint Nights are a great way to meet new and old members alike. Bring a friend! Suggested parking at the Downtown Library garage at 151 6th Ave N. Or, park at Nissan Stadium and head across the pedestrian bridge, take photos, and on to Broadway! I mean, we're a hiking club, right?
- Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers