The following non-routine, non-APEs events are scheduled within the next two months.
|08/08/2020||F/B: Phipps Bend Trail||Vic||423-416-3166|
|08/15/2020||Buffalo Mountain White Rock Loop||Kyle Haas||812-746-7119|
|08/29/2020||Chimney Top Hike||Andy Steffan||919-928-4738|
Leader: Vic, 423-416-3166
Rating: Easy, level walk of around five miles on gravel walking path and roadsTime: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Phipps Bend Trailhead, Schmiede Road, Surgoinsville TN
With goal of being off the trail before late summer heat or thundershowers arrive, this hike starts as an easy jaunt on the three mile path along the Holston River in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park. The adjoining area has been designated a nature preserve with wetlands full of waterfowl. The hike will take it from end to end, and then return on roads past the uncompleted nuclear structures to take a closer look while cutting the distance. Families are welcomed on this flat walk, and kids could ride bicycles as an option. Bring a day pack with water plus sunscreen and/or a good hat as there isn’t much shade. Meet at the parking area in Phipps Bend at the end of Schmiede Road, Surgoinsville by 9 am. We’ll finish up by lunch.
Leader: Kyle Haas, 812-746-7119
Rating: Medium, shorter length but with elevation gainTime: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Buffalo Mountian Park, 570 Highridge Rd, Johnson City TN 37604
Join us for a trip up Buffalo Mountain on the White Rock Loop. We will park at the Hartsell Hollow Trailhead and continue on the hike at 9:00 A.M. This is about a 4 mile loop and bring water due to some elevation gain. I am looking forward to it!
Leader: Andy Steffan, 919-928-4738
Rating: Moderate, 3 miles round-trip. 1,488’ elevation gainTime: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Chimney Top Trailhead, 435 Sugar Hollow Ln, Fall Branch TN 37656
Ever seen the volcano-shaped summit south of Kingsport and wondered if you could hike it? Here’s your opportunity. This hike is on private property and I will be requesting permission to hike it on behalf of the club; if there are any issues with this permission, I will update hike/location accordingly. We will meet at the parking area (in Hawkins County) at 9 AM. Hope to be done and off the trail right before lunchtime; bring plenty of water and snacks. Please notify the hike leader of attendance/interest or use the TEHCC online registration form. Please reference the trail wiki page for driving directions and additional hike details: http://tehcc.org/wiki/Chimney_Top