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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Frozen Head State Park - Jan

The Murfreesboro and Highland Rim chapters enjoyed a weekend of camping and hiking at Frozen Head State Park. Most of us camped Fri. and Sat. at a group site in the campground-Jan Safavi, Sara Pollard, Marietta Poteet, Joni Perrine, Joan Harvigsen and Jennifer Zahn-Doug King joined us bright and early Sat. morning for our hike up Bird Mountain.  We had great weather and as we ascended Bird Mtn. via the Lookout Tower W. Trail, the temperatures cooled and a breeze was most welcome. We turned onto the the Cumberland Trail and headed up the mountain to the back country campsite.  The campsite was perfect for lunch, right on top of the ridge with a nice wooden lunch table and benches made of logs-again the breeze never let up on top of the mtn. and made it very comfortable. The next land mark was Castle Rock and it certainly lives up to it's name!  Circling the huge stone fortress, we made a left off the CT-heading  back down to the campground via the Bird Mtn. trail.  Total miles was around 8 so we weren't quite satisfied since we were back at camp too early to pig out for dinner!  So we walked/hiked over to Debord Falls-right down the road from the campsite.  Playing in that cool water was a bonus and so worth it!

You never know who you might meet on the trail and we met a couple of fellow TTA hikers on the way back to camp, who joined us for dinner in Wartburg at El Patron's for a well deserved Mexican feast! Add in a camp fire and it's pretty much the end of a perfect day, except for the rustling of storm winds approaching.....

We planned to hike on Sunday, but the weather was turning sour-guaranteeing a wet night and wet tents-good possibility of storms while hiking. So we decided to leave in the morning and explore another time. Old Mac trail will be there for the next adventure. So many trails......

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