When: April 25th
Where: Eastman Lodge
How: Last page of the newsletter
Time to enjoy fellowship as the outdoor season begins…
Our evening program is on “Amazing Places in The Tennessee Blue Ridge” by David Ramsey. The Appalachian Trail closely follows the North Carolina–Tennessee border along the main Appalachian crest. Although the wild and scenic qualities of the lands that lie on each side of this boundary are virtually equal, those of the Tennessee region have often been overshadowed by their North Carolina counterparts. This program will explore the Tennessee Blue Ridge ending with an update about Rocky Fork.
Happy “Trails” Hour begins at 5:30pm. Dinner will be BBQ from Phil’s Dream Pit for $12 inclusive per adult and $6 for children. Club awards will be presented. Door prizes! Done by 9pm.
For more details, check the club newsletter.
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.
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.