This Saturday, October 30 we will be hiking The Varnedoe Trail, Green Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama. The Varnedoe Trail is the newest of the Land Trust trails and was completed during the summer of 2009.
For the first time it allows a complete loop on Green Mountain which includes the Sugar Tree and the Certain Trails. Bob Goodwin and Sandra Parker will lead this moderate 4.5 mile hike which will include panoramic views of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley as well as sharp rock outcroppings.
The trail is in good condition, but rocky and uneven in places. About half way, there will be a 300 foot elevation gain in a half mile, and then the trail follows the top of Green Mountain and is mostly flat. Near the end, there is a 300 foot elevation loss in about a half mile.
We will leave from the Cracker Barrel on Church Street at Interstate 24, Exit 81 in Murfreesboro at 8:00 AM. Distance from the meeting place to Green Mountain is about 90 miles. For more information and to register for the hike, please contact Bob Goodwin at CAMEL40@earthlink.net or 256-564-8417.