I coordinated the carpool from Murfreesboro and it was intended to hike with Jim Schroeder and his family, but that didn’t happen. First of all, we missed the turn to get to the trailhead and were not able to meet them to start the hike. We caught up with them at Charit Lodge at lunch time. Then we started out before Jim and his family to continue to Jake’s Place, and took another wrong turn because we missed the sign to Jake’s Place. We stayed on the horse trail instead (which was straight up) until we got to the Charit Lodge trailhead parking lot. We were concerned about running out of daylight so we went back to Charit Lodge and backtracked our way out to the Twin Arches trailhead.
It was a beautiful hike, perfect weather and we still had a GREAT time. There were five of us packed in the silver Subaru – Ann Ford, Ann Jacobs, Jenny Jacobs, Sara Pollard and Ann’s guest Sherry Carpenter.
Hope the TTA Golden Squirrel Award isn’t bestowed on “carpool coordinator” ?