Turtletown Creek Falls

Sequoyah Hiking Club
Madisonville, TN

 Calendar for 2013

Check out the Calendar for the Cherokee Hiking Club and the Hiwassee Hiking Club as well

Tennessee Wild Hike/Backpack Schedule
Benton MacKaye Trail Assn Hike Schedule

January

Jan 28 - Mon - Montly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting

February

Feb 13 - Wed - Athens Park Hike - 3 miles, easy. Meet at Old WalMart Parking Lot in Madisonville at 9 AM or at the park at 9:30 AM. Contact Joanna at 442-3643 before the hike

Feb 20 - Wed - Unicoi Turnpike Historic Trail - Brenda Harris will lead this easy 2.5 mile hike from Unicoi Gap downhill toward Coker Creek following the route of the old Unicoi Turnpike, first an Indian trail, then a trail used by settlers, then the route used to round up Cherokee Indians for the removal. Meet at the Coker Creek Welcome Center at 11:30 AM or at the old Walmart parking lot next to Ingle's at 10:30 AM. Contact Brenda Harris for info at 513-314-9717 (cell) or 423-253-6358 (home) or BrendaTHarris at aol.com.

Feb 25 - Mon - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting. This is the annual pizza party.

March

Sat, Mar 9 - Tellico River Cleanup - meet at the Tellico Ranger Station in Tellico Plains anytime after 8 AM or if carpooling, meet at the old Walmart parking lot in Madisonville at 8 AM. First hundred after 8 AM get a free T-shirt. This is an annual service project to pick up litter in the Tellico Ranger District primarily along Tellico River Road which involves many clubs.

Sat, Mar 16 - Town Creek Greenway in Lenoir City - This is a 1 3/4 mile long paved Greenway along Town Creek in Lenoir City which is fairly level. So the total hike distance is about 3.5 miles. The creek is quite scenic with numerous bridges and limestone small waterfalls and rapids. We will meet at the Old Walmart parking lot in Madisonville, TN next to Ingle's at 9 AM. Or if you wish, you can meet us at 9:45 AM at the parking lot for the trail in Lenoir City on US 11 about a half mile south of US 321 intersection on the west side of the highway between a bank and Curves. If you have questions, contact Johanna at 423-442-3643. If this hike is cancelled, a notice will be put on this Meetup page. But if you want to check with someone in person to be sure it is still on, contact Johanna at the number above. Here is a link to the Greenway with a map and elevation profile: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/25646086

Wed, Mar 20 - Ballplay Falls - Ballplay Falls is a seldom visited but beautiful waterfall in the mountains north of Tellico Plains, TN within the Cherokee National Forest. We will meet at the Old Walmart parking lot next to Ingle's on US411 just north of the TN68 bridge at 9AM, Wed March 20, then carpool to the falls. It is about a 1.5 mile hike to the falls and the same back. If you want to go to the base of the falls, that is another 1/4 mile each way down a steep trail then back out again. But you are welcome to just go to the top of the falls. If the hike is cancelled, we will put a last minute notice of this Meetup page, but if you want to check in advance to be sure the hike is still on, contact Gail at 423-442-3400 the evening before or the morning of the hike. Here is a link to the waterfalls: http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~dunigan/landforms/m.php?wpt=MOF021

Mon, Mar 25 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

April

April 10 - Wed - Hike on Abrams Falls Trail from Happy Valley, in and out trip, probably 5 miles or so, moderate. Contact Gail Henley for information, 423-442-3400

April 20 - Sat - Hike around Indian Boundary Lake, loop hike, 3.5 miles easy. Contact Johanna at 423-442-3643

Mon, April 22 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting. Contact Johanna at 423-442-3643

May

Mon, May 27 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

June

Mon, June 10 - 11 AM - Spread Dave Bennie's Ashes at Cades Cove - Linda Bennie and her son and wife invite all members of the Sequoyah Hiking Club to the scattering of Dave Bennie's ashes in Cades Cove along the loop road, an area he loved so much. Meet at the Cades Cove entry shelter at 11 AM. Afterwards, all are invited to lunch with Dave's relatives in Townsend.

Mon, June 24 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

July

Mon, July 22 - Picnic at Fort Loudoun State Park - pitch-in, 5PM dinner, contact Johanna Cooley, 442-3643.

August

Mon, Aug 26 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

September

Wed, Sep 11 - East Lakeshore Trail - Glendale Branch Nature Trail Loop, meet at Fuentes Restaurant parking lot at 9 AM. Easy, about 2.2 miles. For map, go to http://tellicowater.org/documents/MapBook_6_GlendaleCoyteeLoop.pdf

Wed, Sep 18 - Cooper Road at Ocoee Whitewater Center,  meet at Fuentes Restaurant parking lot at 8 AM.

Mon, Sep 23 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

October

Mon, Oct 28 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

November

Mon, Nov 25 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, 6PM dinner, 7PM meeting.

December

Mon, Dec ? - Annual Holiday Party - 6 PM. Bring a dish. Contact Johanna Cooley at 442-3643