This Saturday, Feb. 19 we will hike Wade Mountain, Huntsville, AL. This is a multi-chapter hike! Wade Mountain Preserve is a Land Trust property in Northwest Huntsville which consists of 821 acres, with a semi-arid micro climate at the top and with views of Northern Alabama and Tennessee. Bob Goodwin and Sandra Parker will lead a 5 mile moderate hike, which will include the Devil’s Racetrack. The trail is in good condition with uneven, rocky footing in a few areas and climbs 350 feet in about 1 1/2 miles; later another 150 feet in ½ mile. Once at the high point we will gradually descend 500 feet in 3 miles. Legend has it, that The Devils Race Track at the top was used many years ago for horse racing. After our hike we will have lunch at a local restaurant. There will be an option after lunch to briefly explore Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. 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 the trail head is about 80 miles. For more information and to register for the hike, please contact Bob Goodwin at CAMEL40@earthlink.net or 256-564-8417.
We need a carpool coordinator from Murfreesboro. If you are planning to go, contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward you detailed directions to the Huntsville meeting place. If there is no carpool coordinator, please get with Bob for directions to the meeting area.