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  • Paddle up To Smith Springs and Back (5 of 11 Journey).

    Hamilton Creek Marina

    Time: Meet at 7:30 AM for 8:00 START. Distance: 8 miles Estimated time: 3 hours + stops Leader: Hassan **BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)** This is part 5 of 11 of the paddling journey that will cover from Downtown Nashville up to Percy Priest Dam and then to Walter Dam in Murfreesboro. Let's enjoy this beautiful day by leisurely paddling around a few islands to Smith Springs for three or four hours. We'll start on time, and I'll be on the water before that. Breaks will be taken whenever anyone needs one. Also, if anyone wants or needs to finish earlier than planned, another paddler will return to the starting point with that person. *If anyone would like to stop on one of the Islands and take a few pictures, we will pick you up on the way back.*

  • Radnor Lake Hike 8/17 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 Pace: Brisk Hike 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 8/18

    Second Harvest Food Bank

    We meet twice a month at Second Harvest. Come join us! Its a lot of fun! 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

    Percy Warner Park - Deep Well Entrance

    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

    Edwin Warner Park

    Meeting Time: 6:00 PM Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Nature Center Hike Distance: ~5 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/)

  • Paddling around a few islands - on Percy Priest Lake (6 of 11 journey)

    Smith Springs Public Use Area

    Time: Meet at 7:30 AM for 8:00 AM START. Distance 8 miles Estimated time: 3 hours + stops Leader: Hassan **BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)** This is part 6 of 11 of the paddling journey that will cover from Downtown Nashville up to Percy Priest Dam and then to Walter Dam in Murfreesboro Let's enjoy this beautiful day by leisurely paddling around Hotel Island, Motel Island, Hole in the Wall Island to Pear Island for three or four hours (About 2 to 3 miles per hour). We'll start on time, and I'll be on the water before that. Breaks will be taken whenever anyone needs one. Also, if anyone wants or needs to finish earlier than planned, another paddler will return to the starting point with that person. *If anyone would like to stop on one of the Islands and take a few pictures, we will pick you up on the way back.*

  • Radnor Lake Hike 8/24 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 Pace: Brisk Hike 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 **

  • Mossy Ridge Trail - Evening Hike for Experienced hikers

    Percy Warner Park - Deep Well Entrance

    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

    Edwin Warner Park

    Meeting Time: 6:00 PM Meeting Place: Edwin Warner Park Nature Center Hike Distance: ~5 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/)

  • Paddling around a few islands on Percy Priest Lake (7 of 11 journey)

    Long Hunter State Park

    Time: Meet at 7:30 AM for 8:00 AM departure. Distance 6 miles Estimated time: 3 hours Leader: Hassan This is part 7 of 11 of the paddling journey that will cover from Downtown Nashville up to Percy Priest Dam and then to Walter Dam in Murfreesboro We will paddle Percy Priest Lake from Long Hunter State Park boat ramp to explore Pear, Mousetail, Pondersa, and Hunter’s Islands for three or four hours. we will stop at an island 2 miles out. You can stay and relax here or continue to others. We will paddle back to island, regroup and return to the Long Hunter State Park Ramp. Meet us at the public Ramp: After turnning to Long Hunter State Park drive STRAIGHT for .8 miles to the boat ramp!