Meeting times

Monthly Meetings : 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm CT, Barfield-Crescent Park's Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro



Saturday, July 7, 2018

Cedars of Lebanon - Sara



Jeanne Conatser led a 5 mile hike on the Hidden Springs trail at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. She was joined by Sara Kennedy and Sara Pollard. We saw lots of wildflowers and the pretty yellow flower called St. John's Wort was everywhere. There were numerous sink holes and cedar glades which made for an interesting hike.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Window Cliff SNA - Sara


There were four of us who hiked the 5.5 mile trail at the Window Cliff State Natural Area near Cookeville. It took us 4 hours to hike this short trail due to the 18 creek crossings. It actually felt good to get our feet wet and helped us to stay cool on the hike. We had lunch on top of the cliff with beautiful views and stopped by to see a beautiful waterfall as well. Hikers were Sara Pollard, Jan Safavi, Marietta Poteet (Highland Rim chapter) and Woody Pillow (Nashville chapter).

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Elk River Paddle



Joint activity with the Highland Rim chapter. Tom Bentley of the Highland Rim chapter led the paddle since Joan Hartsvigen was sick. We had a small group but we had a great time.  Water was being released ​from the dam so the river water was very cold but felt good in the upper 90 degree weather. This brought out a lot of fishermen trying to catch trout but it was interesting seeing the different styles of boats. From Murfreesboro was Sara Pollard, Jan Safavi, Bill Gibson and his wife Theresa and their 9 year old son. John Ruth of Gallatin was also part of our group.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Chapter picnic -Tony


Murfreesboro Hikers,

Thank you all for coming out to enjoy our annual summer picnic.

A great big thanks to Lindsey and Hazel Smith for donating their time and energy over a hot grill in the heat to make us hamburgers and hot dogs---I must apologize for there not being condiments for those burgers or dogs--I don't know what happened there.

Anyway, for those that came a great big thank you and those that couldn't make it, we ate an extra burger for you 😁😁

Our next meeting will be Tuesday July 10 at our regular meeting time of 7PM at the Wilderness Station.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stones River Float - Tony

Eleven of us from The Tennessee Trails Murfreesboro and Highland Rim Chapters put our kayaks in at Walter Hill Dam in Murfreesboro and floated about 6 miles to the Mona Boat Ramp along the Stones River East Fork. 

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tennessee River Gorge Float - Tony

The Tennessee River Gorge Float (9 miles from Suck Creek to Raccoon Mountain) led by Joan Hartvigsen of the Highland Rim Chapter. Molly Moore Mann, also of Highland Rim and Sara Beene Pollard and TonyJones of Murfreesboro also attended.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Barfield Park Maintenance - Sara

Jay Brain and I were the only two members committed to trail maintenance at Barfield Park Saturday. We decided to carry hand clippers and hike the trails since Jay has never hiked at Barfield. We started behind the Wilderness Station and then took the Rocky Path Loop. It was very overgrown but more than Jay and I could handle.  It was very hot and humid so we decided to skip the Valley View loop and continued on Marshall Knob. We clipped back some limbs hanging over the trail and removed some fallen tree limbs across the trail.  The trail along the river was very muddy and we saw a few wildflowers along the way.