This 13th annual Damascus Hard Core event was Sunday, May 19th and Monday, May 20st. It was preceded by the tragic event at Damascus Trail Days during the parade on Saturday when 50 people were injured by a car. Everyone experienced more obstacles including rainy weather during the Hard Core event. But Monday ended spectacularly with everyone happy. Continue reading →
The Damascus Hard Core event was Sunday, May 20th and Monday, May 21st. This is the largest trail maintenance event involving hikers on the entire Appalachian Trail. In spite of the obstacles, the hikers, club members and friends stepped up and volunteered in numerous ways to make this 12th annual outing a huge success. Continue reading →
“Hard Core! Hard Core! Hard Core!” was shouted late Monday afternoon as the two new relocations were opened. Anyone on Pond Mountain heard those enthusiastic shouts. And well deserved they were. These two relocations comprised about 2150 feet and were by far the toughest that Hard Core has built. Continue reading →
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has just put out a press release looking for volunteers to help out with their trail maintenance efforts in the Smokies. It sounds a lot like their version of Damascus Hard Core, so if you’re looking for more, or missed out on this year, here’s chance to do more AT maintenance. SWEAT Crew ATC Press Release has all of the details.
Unfortunately if you weren’t there, you missed HardCore 2011. The work on Pond Mountain was tough but the sense of accomplishment of making trail in those conditions is great. Full write up coming soon. This week it looks like you have some good opportunities to learn and have fun.
Wildflower Hike to Grassy Ridge on Wednesday starting in the morning
Club meeting at Eastman (open to outsiders) on Wednesday, main topic the new Trail Wiki
Hike for your Heart in Bristol on Saturday, a chance to hike and raise money
Hike Big Yellow Mountain to Little Hump! on Saturday. The details are scarce, but the notice says a celebration about a partnership between Highland Brewing Co., USFWS, and SAHC with refreshments at the end of the hike. Just saying!
Wow! Do we have you covered this weekend! Take your pick. Whitewater or flatwater paddling, the infamous Damascus Hard Core, or the always reliable Collins Chew and his Friday Hikers. Check out the schedule for all of the details.
2011 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event
Moonlight paddle on South Holston or Watauga Lake
Damascus Hard Core 2011 – Look for me here!
Supporting hiking and canoeing in the North East Tennessee area