The following non-routine, non-APEs events are scheduled within the next two months.
|10/31/2020||Appalachian Trail- Grindstaff Plot||Kyle Haas||812-746-7119|
|11/21/2020||3rd Saturday, Hiking with Tools!||admin||423-302-0846|
Leader: Kyle Haas, 812-746-7119
Rating: Medium, 7.2 mi in-and-out without extensive elevation change Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Osborne Farm A.T. Trailhead, 3372 TN-91, Shady Valley TN 37688
With Halloween in mind, the Hiking Club wanted to utilize a trail with bit of a historical (and spooky) past! Join us on this 3.6 miles (one-way) hike to the grave site of Uncle Nick Grindstaff, who was rumored to have lived up on Iron Mountain as a hermit, only going to the General Store in town once a year. After about 40 years of this lifestyle, Uncle Grindstaff passed away in 1923, but legend has it that his loyal dog “Panter” wouldn’t let anyone move his body. Eventually, a proper burial and tombstone followed his death, however, many people hiking/camping along the AT today claim to hear “mournful/haunting” howls of a dog at night.
Meet at parking lot at the intersection of Highway 91 and Cross Mountain Rd @8:30 AM. (This is where Osborne Farm trail is located).
Hiking with Tools! is an opportunity to enjoy a day hike on our beautiful section of the A.T. while helping out with some routine maintenance such as cleaning out waterbars and steps, lopping rhododendron, breaking up fire rings, and painting blazes or shelters. All tools will be furnished and no prior experience required! We typically have four to five people on each trip. The more folks who show up, the less work each individual has to do… so the trip becomes a nice hike – with tools! Contact TBD for hike details, including meeting time and place.