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



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cumberland State Park




From Sara

On Saturday, August 13 the Murfreesboro folks met Joan Hartvigsen at the South Cumberland State Park ranger station and did a 1 1/2 mile Meadows Trail hike behind the center. The park ranger pointed out numerous wild flowers. Then we drove to Tracy City and hiked the 1 1/2 Lone Rock Loop trail around Grundy Lakes. Hikers from Murfreesboro were Martin McCullough, Jim Schroeder, Sara Pollard, Tony Jones and Paula Ponath.

After lunch and the hike, Paula, Tony and Sara met Joan at the Tim's Ford Lake Devil's Step boat ramp. We paddled kayaks over to the island, set up tents and then went to dinner in Winchester. Afterwards, other paddlers including Dave Anderson, Joan's husband Tom and Larry Kirk from Murfreesboro paddled with us but there was an overcast and the full moon couldn't be seen until later that evening. We went in to several coves and afterwards went back to the campsite for snacks and to enjoy a camp fire. Sunday morning Joan, Paula and I paddled around the lake and explored Goose Island. We literally had the lake to ourselves.

Meadow Trail Pics:

Lone Rock Trail Pics:

Devil's Step Island pics:

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