Meeting times

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

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sixteenth Annual Chilly Chili Hike

Sixteenth Annual Chilly Chili Hike was hosted by Jim and Marietta Poteet with 32 hikers and more attending the lunch. We hiked a 3+ mile trail section (rated moderate due to the trail being partially complete)of the new acquisition of the South Cumberland State Park in Sherwood Forest. We hiked to a beautiful overlook of Lost Cove and to a natural bridge. Then we hiked the partially complete trail around the ridge where we saw more spectacular views. 

We went to the Poteet’s Monteagle home for chili, cornbread, brownies and fixin’s. Afterwards we went to the Sewanee Natural Bridge, Templeton Library and St Mary’s Convent. Beautiful day to be outside with dear friends from Nashville, Murfreesboro and Highland Rim Chapters of Tennessee Trails Association. Life is good. Keep on hiking.


Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's Day Hike 2018

We had 28 hikers for the very cold New Year's Day hike at Edgar Evins State Park. Brad Halfacre, park ranger led the hike and shared some interesting history about the park with us. There were hikers from the ​Highland Rim, Murfreesboro, Nashville and Upper Cumberland chapters.

Hikers from our chapter were Anna & Fount Bertram, Jay Brain and his guest Denise from Virginia, Sara Pollard, Hilda Vaughan, and Teri Windham. Anna took pictures and they can be seen on the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Party 2017

2017 TTA Christmas Party

We had 25 members to attend the annual chapter Christmas party at the Barfield Park Wilderness Station. Mary Belle Ginanni brought holly from her yard to decorate the tables which were covered in green and red tablecloths. Fount Bertram brought his famous and delicious deviled eggs. We always enjoy Hazel Smith's homemade peanut brittle and Tony's banana pudding. All the food was delicious. Our special guests were Joan and Tom Hartvigsen from Winchester. Joan Hartvigsen is our Middle Tennessee At-Large Director and we appreciate her support of our chapter.

Those attending:

Anna Bertram
Fount Bertram
Julie Cordova
Ann Ford
Mary Belle Ginanni
Joan Hartvigsen
Tom Hartvigsen
Bruce Harvey
Margaret Harvey
Patty Hull
Geoff Hull
Rene Jacobs
Pete Jacobs
Tony Jones
Mary LeeMorton
Sara Pollard
Steve Pollard
Jan Safavi
Hazel Smith
Lindsey Smith
James Smith
Radford Smith
Nabil Wakid
Gayle Yancey
Wayne Yancey

Friday, November 24, 2017

After Thanksgiving Hike 2017

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We had 11 hikers on our After Thanksgiving hike at Old Stone Fort Park in Manchester. We met at the museum at 9:00 am and it was a little chilly, but after we started our hike, it warmed up quickly. The Duck and Little Duck Rivers were flowing and the small waterfalls were beautiful. Perfect weather for a hike.

Hikers from our chapter were Jay Brain, Doug King, Sara Pollard and Hilda Vaughan. Anna and Fount Bertram met us at J & G Pizza in Manchester after the hike.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Timberland Park - Sara

I met Joni Perrine of the Nashville chapter at the Timberland Park in Franklin for the Sunday, November 12 hike scheduled. I think the weather might have kept folks away, but the day was cloudy and comfortable for a hike. We started out on the Nancy Conway trail and went to the end on private property to a pond and to​ an unusual looking greenhouse. The staff in the interpretative center told us hikers have permission from the landowner to hike on the property to the pond.  Then we hiked Still Hollow, Ravine Ridge, Inman Hollow and finished up on the East Perimeter Trail.  After lunch at a picnic table on the ADA trail and to the overlook, we headed home. It's a beautiful park and well marked. There are some hills which surprised me, but PLENTY  of benches along the way if hikers want to take a break.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Collins West Loop - Sara

The original plan was to hike at Cumberland Mountain State Park, but the rain was not going to let up and since ​Wayne Yancey and I were the only hikers to sign up from Murfreesboro, we decided to join the Highland Rim group and hike the  13 mile Collins West loop. Lora McBride from the Soddy Daisy chapter had signed up too, but was flexible to change the hike to join the Highland Rim chapter as well.

Our hike was cut short at 3 miles because we couldn't cross the Collins River. But the Suter and Horsepound Falls were beautiful and well worth the trip there.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Short Springs - Tony

I led a group of hikers to Short Springs and saw Busby Falls and the Great Machine Falls. Four hikers including myself on this 4 mile trek.