Scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2015
TEHCC will once again co-sponsor the Kingsport Fun Fest Moonlight Hike at Bays Mountain Park on Thursday, July 16th. The hike traverses 2.5 miles around the lake. We need at least twelve volunteers to help ensure the walkers stay on the right path at assigned intersections. Bonus is that you don’t have to have one of the 350 “golden” FunFest tickets for the event! If you are interested in assisting with this event or have any questions, please contact William Werner (423-408-4469).
More details will be later provided to the actual volunteers, including when/where to meet and what to bring.
TEHCC is sponsoring two FunFest events this year.
Tuesday, July 16 – Jay Erskine Leutz presents “Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail” at 6:30pm, Kingsport Higher Education Center Auditorium (300 W. Market Street). Jay will discuss the effort (as told in his book) about preserving Belview Mountain, a towering peak along the AT over in North Carolina, from destructive mining.
Thursday, July 18 – Moonlight Hike at Bays Mountain Park. ****CANCELLED**** Park reports significant damage from yesterday’s cloudburst, thus decision was made at 3:30PM.
This popular event attracts 400-600 participants each year. The hike traverses 2.5 miles around the lake on Lakeside and Holly Trails. It kicks off at 8:00PM from the dam near the visitors center. Arrive early as parking has been an issue with shuttle buses now running from the Eastman lodge parking lot. Bring your own flashlight/headlamp, water, and insect repellant. Hike ends with a headcount back at the visitors center by 10PM.
We need at least twelve volunteers to assist the Bays Mountain Park Association with this event. The responsibilities are minimal – show up 30 minutes early (7:30 pm), stand at a trail junction with a flashlight or headlamp and help make sure nobody gets lost. Contact Marc Schurger if interested, 423-229-5921.