Tony, this is the project I have been working on that might be of some interest to club members. My involvement was that I pretty much brokered this agreement with NPS. This is just one step in the process of getting through Chattanooga and connecting to the CT in Soddy Daisy. This might even be worth sending to TTA news letter.
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Great Eastern Trail - Alternative To Appalachian Trail - Will Come Through Chattanooga
posted June 9, 2011
The National Park Service and the Great Eastern Trail Association on Thursday announced the designation of 8.1 miles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park trails on Lookout Mountain as a segment of the Great Eastern Trail.
Officials said this segment is part of a route from the Georgia Pinhoti Trail to the Cumberland Trail near Soddy Daisy.
The Great Eastern Trail is designed to be a western alternative to the Appalachian Trail passing through parts of nine states between the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains in Alabama and the Finger Lake Trail in New York.
The formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding creating this designation will take place at the Craven House on Lookout Mountain on Monday, June 27, at 10:30 am.
Park officials said, "This is a landmark event for the routing of the Great Eastern Trail through the Chattanooga Metropolitan Area."