This is 8 mile hike and is rated moderate to difficult due to the steep climb at the end of the hike. The trail follows the banks of Rock Creek, a tributary of the Big South Fork River. It also overlaps parts of the John Muir and Sheltowee Trace Trails. The trail follows part of the old Stearns Logging Railroad along Massey Branch. Depart at 8:00 am CT behind Cracker Barrel. Gas cost $6.
Place: First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.
Program: Wildflowers & Native TN Plants by Karla Miller.
Dinner: LaCosta Mexican Restaurant, 138 The Crossings, Crossville at 5:00 pm
Contact Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at email@example.com or 931-456-6437 for additional information.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, Hike -- Savage Gulf History Hike, Savage Gulf SNA, Beersheba Springs, TN (Joint hike with Upper Cumberland Chapter)
This hike is 6 moderate to difficult miles due to rocky terrain. It includes nice overlooks and cliffs. Depart from the Vanity Fair parking lot at 8:00 am CT. Gas cost is $5.
Saturday, February 1, 2014, Hike -- Middle Creek, Slave Falls, Needle Arch Loop, Big South Fork, Jamestown
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Are you planning to stay the overnight at a campsite on the trail? If so, please use the new trailhead parking registration process on this site. By registering in advance, the CT park rangers will know that your car isn’t abandoned and that a hiking party is out on the trail. Simply go to this page (http://www.friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org/camping/) and submit your form and the CT staff will get your information.
Gracemoor Trees of Christmas
Individuals, businesses and groups will create decorated Christmas Trees to be on display 1-4 p.m.at US Bank on Mose Dr. Hwy 111 in Sparta. The public may view the trees and vote for their favorite. US Bank will also host the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Open House on Dec. 9, 2010, 5-7 p.m., with the trees to be auctioned at 6 p.m. The trees will remain on exhibit until Dec 31th. Proceeds will benefit Gracemoor, local shelter for domestic violence. Register your tree at US Bank on Bockman Way or Hwy 111.