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



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.

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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.


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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.

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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. 

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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).

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Normandy Lake - Tony

Association's Murfreesboro and Highland Rim chapters enjoyed a great float on the Normandy Lake in Normandy, Tennessee.
The small but beautiful tree lined lake has waterfalls in small inlets and quiet homes on its shores.
Such a beautiful place!

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