East Tennessee Hikes - 2014

Sept. 13th - Saturday (Maryville/Alcoa Greenbel) – 8 miles – Meet at 9:00 am at the Blount County Library on Calderwell Road in Maryville. This is an in and out  paved trail that circles the lake behind the library, runs beside Pistol Creek and crosses the bridge over Hwy. 129 bypass (quite exciting). Wear good walking shoes, bring water and snacks. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush at 615-210-0660 or e-mail rushga01@yahoo.com.  

Oct. 11th - Saturday (Lookout Mountain) - 9 miles (moderate due to elevation changes). Ride the incline railway ($15 charge) to the summit, where the Civil War Battle above the Clouds took place. We will explore Point Park, then hike to Cravens House, Rifle Pits Trail, Upper Truck Trail, Gum Spring Trail and a section of the Bluff Trail. Lunch will be at Sunset Rock with spectacular views and magnificent fall colors (hopefully). We will have dinner at a restaurant in Chattanooga at group discretion. Wear sturdy boots, bring water, lunch and money for carpooling. For more information and to register contact Garnett Rush at 865-268-5181 or e-mail rushga01@yahoo.com.