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  • Easy to moderate hike at Radnor Lake

    Radnor Lake State Natural Area

    Radnor Lake State Park, is a 1,333 acre nature preserve. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 8:00AM for a 8:15 start. Distance: 3 to 4 miles takes about 90 minutes. Hike pace: about 3 miles per hour. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the trails. We'll start at the Granny White Pike entrance West parking lot, hike on the Lake Trail all around the Lake. Let's try to improve our posture by hiking with our shoulders down and ease them back slightly. Keeping them there all the time as we go, with the crown of the head directed up to the sky! **Note that on good weather days Radnor parking can get crowded. Please allow plenty of travel time and observe all traffic flow and parking rules posted. There is not a sign for Radnor Lake on Granny White Pike or Franklin Road. Look on the map for where Otter Creek Road intersects Granny White Pike or Franklin Road and turn there**

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  • 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).

  • Radnor Lake Hike 7/13 5:30 PM

    Radnor Lake Nature Center

    Come out for a hike at beautiful Radnor Lake We may break into groups of 10 or less 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 **

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  • Paddle the Cumberland River from Downtown Nashville to Opryland and Back

    Time: Meet at 7:30 AM for 8:00 departure. Distance: 14 miles (Your choice) Estimated time: 6 hours No shuttling required. Leader: Hassan (mobile[masked]) Let's head upstream on the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville to one or all of these destinations. Here's where your choice comes in to play: Paddle up to The Cave - 6 miles, round trip Paddle up to Opryland - 14 miles, round trip Paddle to Lock Two - 21 miles, round trip Put In & Take Out:Nashville Riverfront Landing East Bank[masked], [masked] Cumberland River flow affected by the generation schedule at Old Hickory Dam, Percy Priest Dam and Cheatham Dam. Next-day release schedules usually available by 6 pm. prior evening. [masked] For Experienced Paddlers. **Paddle Adventures Unlimited Members & Participants of Paddle Adventures Unlimited Events & Activities "required to read" and "agree to" the Paddle Adventures Unlimited legal waiver and release of liability ( http://files.meetup.com/929402/waiver%20event%20Paddle%20Adventures%202012_0424.pdf ) as terms of membership and event participation. Members inviting guests agree to and accept the responsibility of presenting the Paddle Adventures Unlimited waiver, guests are "required to read" and "agree to" the Paddle Adventures Unlimited legal waiver.Meetup Terms of Service Agreement ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

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  • 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/)

  • Easy to moderate hike at Old Stone Fort state archaeological park

    HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 8:00AM for a 8:15 start. Distance: 3 to 4 miles takes about 2 hours Hike pace: 3 miles per hour. The main hiking trail follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. Stone Fort Trail is about a 3 mile easy loop that features several short trails to the Duck River, Dam, Old Paper Mill, Blue Hole and Great Falls. Backbone Trail (Red) is a 1.25 moderate mile loop. This trail can become strenuous if you add on a short hike up to the big stone. http://meetu.ps/3lff7r Take I-24 E to Chattanooga, take exit 105, turn right onto US 41 S to Manchester for 4.4 miles, Turn right onto Stone Fort Dr. Continue straight .7 mile to the Museum.

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  • 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).

  • Group Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank 7/7

    Second Harvest Food Bank

    We meet twice a month at Second Harvest. Come join us! 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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  • Easy to moderate hike at Radnor Lake

    Radnor Lake State Natural Area

    Radnor Lake State Park, is a 1,333 acre nature preserve. HIKE STATS: Meeting Time: 8:00AM for a 8:15 start. Distance: 3 to 4 miles takes about 90 minutes. Hike pace: about 3 miles per hour. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the trails. We'll start at the Granny White Pike entrance West parking lot, hike on the Lake Trail all around the Lake. Let's try to improve our posture by hiking with our shoulders down and ease them back slightly. Keeping them there all the time as we go, with the crown of the head directed up to the sky! **Note that on good weather days Radnor parking can get crowded. Please allow plenty of travel time and observe all traffic flow and parking rules posted. There is not a sign for Radnor Lake on Granny White Pike or Franklin Road. Look on the map for where Otter Creek Road intersects Granny White Pike or Franklin Road and turn there**

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  • Full Moon Paddle on Percy Priest Lake

    HAMILTON CREEK SAILBOAT MARINA

    Time: Meet at 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM START. Distance 2 miles Estimated time: 2 hours + stops *Bring Your Own Boat.* Let's leisurely paddle around a few islands while enjoying the view of the full moon against the night sky and it's reflection on the water. We will paddle about 2 miles and stop at one of the islands for a half hour. This will be a great time to enjoy the view and a snack if you choose to bring one. **You must have at least one white light which can be seen from any direction or at least one light in front and one light in the back of your kayak. A strong light inside you boat (simple flashlight) is a great addition.**

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