Meeting times

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Murfreesboro Chapter Christmas Party

We had 14 chapter members and 7 guests at our annual Christmas party. Tables were decorated with magnolia leaves and candles. It was all about the food and fellowship though. Some highlights on food were Fount’s famous deviled eggs, Hazel’s homemade peanut brittle, and Jay’s swamp stew. All the food was outstanding and it was great sharing the holiday season with our members and guests. A special guest was John Ruth of the Sumner Trails chapter who drove in from Gallatin.

Members attending were Anna Bertram, Fount Bertram, Jay Brain, Jeanne Conaster, Pete Jacobs, Renee Jacobs, Tony Jones, Sara Pollard, Lindsey Smith, Rad Smith, Hilda Vaughan, Nabil Wakid, Wayne Yancey, and Jennifer Zahn. Guests were Steve Pollard, Georgeanne Ross, John Ruth, Hazel Smith, James Smith,  Lacey Wakid, and Gayle Yancey.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Barfield Wilderness Loop - Jennifer

This Saturday's hike was great.  Four others came, two from Nashville, one M'boro, one Huntsville. We did close to five miles in almost perfect weather. 

Did all three loops. gorgeous trees, flowers, and awsome  sink holes. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting - Sara

The meeting at Land Between the Lakes was awesome. It was held a Brandon Springs. The Clarksville Chapter did a great job of organizing it and we had over 100 hikers from across the state to attend.
Jim Poteet did a presentation Saturday evening highlighting the TTA's 50th Anniversary. There was cake and punch afterwards.
Attending from our chapter was Sara Pollard, Jan Safavi, Craig McBride, Patty and Geoff Hull.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Raccoon Mountain - Sara

It was the perfect day for a hike. Temperature started out at 60 degrees but it didn't take us long to  shed our jackets.  We started the hike  from the Visitor Center on Megawatt Trail and finished the almost 13 mile loop on Grindstone Trail.  We encountered a few mountain bikers and it was interesting to watch them maneuver the curvy and narrow trails. We saw lots of beautiful mushrooms and a few wildflowers. Also beautiful views of the Tennessee River Gorge and downtown Chattanooga. Hikers were Jean Breuer, Joan Hartsvigsen, Chris and Charles King, Lora and Craig McBride, Sara Pollard, Ruth Wells and Wayne Yancey.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Normandy Lake - Sara

There were five us who went kayaking on Normandy Lake near Manchester Sunday morning. We started around 9:00 am and got off the lake around 1:00 pm. We pretty much had the lake to ourselves since there weren't many boats on the lake that early. We didn't get to hike to Machine Falls because the water level was too low for us to to get close enough to start our hike.  It was still a nice day with a small breeze.  Kayakers were Sara Pollard, Joan Hartsvigsen, Jean Breuer, Paolo Smith and new TTA member Glenda Brewster.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Barfield Park Work Day - Sara

Valerie Galan coordinated the volunteer work day at Barfield Park. Barfield Park has been letting us use the Wilderness Station at no cost for our monthly meetings in exchange for trail maintenance around the park. Valerie, Jay Brain and Sara Pollard met Amy with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department to paint signs and benches around the campground. Amy supplied all the paint supplies (also col​d water!) and even drove us out to the campground in the Barfield Park Kubota. It was a cool morning and we appreciated Amy's guidance. 


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tim's Ford Lake Camping/ Kayaking-Sara

Tims Ford Lake Camping and Kayaking. Joint activity with the Highland Rim chapter. We camped on Little Island near the Tims Ford Dam boat ramp. Friday evening we paddled in the dark around Big Island. Saturday we  paddled to  Ray Branch Peninsula for lunch and took a short hike on the Evans Loop Trail to check out the Tims Ford State Park backcountry campsite. We enjoyed dinner Saturday evening at the new Twin Creeks Marina  Restaurant.  Four ladies from 4 TTA chapters -  Jean Breuer (Nashvhlle), Joan Hartsvigsen (Highland Rim)  Lora McBride (Soddy Daisy) and Sara Pollard (Murfreesboro).