With the shorter days comes an opportunity to gather at the Eastman Lodge to trade stories with friends about your adventures. Happy “Trails” Hour begins at 5:30pm. Dinner is a Seafood Boil, which is a throwback to the 1970’s when seafood was the fare at many club dinners.
Our evening program “Tennessee’s Western Blue Ridge: America’s next great park?” outlines a concept. The western rim of the Blue Ridge lies partially in northeastern Tennessee and includes spectacular wild places, such as the Roan Highlands, Unakas, Bald Mountains and Tennessee’s newest state park, Rocky Fork. Informal discussions have begun among local citizens to have part of this region designated as a new national recreation area. David Ramsey, a nationally recognized conservation photographer who was a leader in the effort to preserve the Rocky Fork area, will present images and information in support of this ambitious goal.
More information and the reservation form is in the October 2013 newsletter.
Coming of spring brings anticipation of outdoor activities, but also the Spring TEHCC dinner meeting at the Eastman Lodge. Come fellowship with club members to see what everyone is up to these days.
Our evening program “Roan Mountain; History of an Appalachian Treasure” is by the author of a 2011 book by the same title – Jennifer Bauer, who is the Park Manager of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. Learn more about the ecology, history, and preservation of a wonderful place dear to our hearts.
Happy “Trails” Hour begins at 5:30pm. Dinner is a repeat performance from last year as it was very popular: kabobs, baked potato, salad, roll, cobbler, and tea/coffee – all for $12. Club awards will be presented. Door prizes! Done by 9pm – good for those going on the Third Saturday Maintenance trip.
For more details, check the March newsletter when it is published.
You may be thinking that with Fall quickly approaching (or is it here already?) the activities will be slowing down. Well they have according to our schedule, except for our Fall Dinner this Friday of course. Rehash your summer adventures with friends and good food from Firehouse Restaurant. Stick around for (or come just for) Toney Scales as he discusses the Southwest Virginia Trilogy: Natural Tunnel, the Breaks, and Cumberland Gap. Details in the newsletter.