Appalachia Powerhouse on the Hiwassee River

Sequoyah Hiking Club
Located around and about Madisonville, TN

Past Activities
2008

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January 2008

Monday, January 28 - Monthly Club Meeting, 6:00 PM (dinner), 7:00 PM (meeting), at Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, next to Wal-Mart on US411. Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

February 2008

Monday, February 25 - Monthly Club Meeting, 6:00 PM (dinner), 7:00 PM (meeting), at Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, next to Wal-Mart on US411. We plan to eats lots of pizza using our aluminum can money. Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

March 2008

Saturday, March 8 - Tellico River Cleanup - meet at the old Wal-Mart parking lot in Madisonville at 8AM to carpool to the Tellico District Ranger Station on the Tellico River Road. We will be picking up trash along the Tellico River Road and other nearby sites. We will be provided with trash bags and a T-shirt. They have gloves, but you may want to bring your own favorite pair for such work. Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

Wednesday, March 12 - Fort Loudon State Park Hike - about 4.5 miles. Meet at the Madisonville old Wal-Mart parking lot at 9AM or Vonore at 9:30 AM. Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

Saturday, March 15 - Indian Boundary Lake Hike - about 4 miles. Meet at the Madisonville old Wal-Mart parking lot at 9AM or the Tellico Plains Hardee's parking lot at 9:30 AM to carpool, or at the trailhead about 10AM. Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

Monday, March 24 - Monthly Club Meeting, 6:00 PM (dinner), 7:00 PM (meeting), at Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, next to Wal-Mart on US411.  Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

Wednesday, March 26 - Hike up to Whigg Meadow from Mud Gap on Cherohala Skyway. Meet at old Wal-Mart parking lot in Madisonville at 9 AM  or at the Tellico Plains Hardee's at 9:30 AM to carpool or at the Mud Gap trailhead on the Cherohala Skyway at about 10:15 AM (about mile post 3 in NC). After the hike, we will go to Rick & Brenda's house for a special desert. Contact: Brenda Harris, 423-253-6358 (H), 513-314-9717 (C), BrendaTHarris@aol.com

April 2008

Monday, April 7 - Porter's Creek. 3.6 mile round trip to Fern Branch Falls and back. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at old Wal-Mart parking lot in Madisonville. (Alternative date April 9 in case of bad weather). Leader: Faye Daniel, 442-6288.

Wednesday, April 9 - Indian Boundary Lake Trail. 3.8 mile round trip. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at old Wal-Mart parking lot in Madisonville or the Hardee's in Tellico Plains at 9:30 a.m. (If the Porter's Creek hike gets rained out on Monday, we will hike Porter's Creek instead of Indian Boundary Lake Trail). Leader: Faye Daniel, 442-6288.

Wednesday, April 23 - Hike to Whiteoak Sinks in the Smoky Mountains National Park. Meet at old Wal-Mart parking lot in Madisonville at 9 AM to carpool. Contact: Richard Harris, 423-253-6358 (H), 513-260-1184 (C), HarrisRi@aol.com

Monday, April 28 - Monthly Meeting - Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville, eat at 6PM, meeting starts at 7PM. Contact: Faye Daniel, 442-6288.

May 2008

Thursday, May 1 - Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness (in Rhea county). 5 miles round trip including Laurel Falls. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at old Wal-Mart parking lot in Madisonville or at 8:30 a.m. in the K-Mart parking lot in Sweetwater on the end closest to TN68. Leader:  Rick Harris, 423-253-6358 (h), HarrisRi@aol.com

Monday, May 5 - Flats Mountain (off the Cherohala Pky.) hopefully to see the pink lady slippers. 3 miles in and out. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the old Wal-Mart parking lot in Madisonville. Leader: Faye Daniel, 442-6288.

Wednesday, May 7- Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. 2 mile loop hike. Meet in Madisonville (old Wal-Mart parking lot) at 8:00 a.m. or Tellico Plains Hardee's at 8:30 a.m.  Leader: Faye Daniel, 442-6288.

Saturday, May 10 - Fort Loudon State Park Hike. 3.5 miles. Meet in Madisonville at the old Wal-Mart parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Leader: Faye Daniel, 442-6288.

Wednesday, May 14 - Indian Boundary Lake Trail, 3.6 mile loop trail. Meet in Madisonville at the old Wal-Mart parking lot at 9:00 a.m. or Tellico Plains Hardee's at 9:30 a.m.  Eat at Tellico Beach afterwards. Leader: Marie Henry, 337-6060.

Wednesday, May 14 - CANCELLED, MAY BE RESCHEDULED  Hike to Bote Mountain and West Prong in the Tremont area of the Smokies. 3.9 miles. (Short paved road shuttle required). Meet at 8 a.m. in Madisonville at the old Wal-Mart or meet Dave Bennie around 9:15 a.m. at the Townsend Wye in the Smokies. Contact: Dave Bennie, 865-254-0200, davealinda@yahoo.com

Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18 - Highlands Festival in Gatlinburg. Members are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, May 21 - East Lake Shore Trail on the north side of Tellico Lake west of US 411. 2-4 miles. Meet at 9 a.m. in Madisonville at the old Wal-Mart. Contact: Lis Yates, 865-458-3485, userliz4314@aol.com

Monday, May 26 - Monthly Club Meeting at Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville. Dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM. Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

Wednesday, May 28 - Hike from Mud Gap to North River Road section of the Benton MacKaye trail. Starts and ends on the Cherohala Skyway, About 3 miles - shuttle cars. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in Madisonville at the Ingle's parking lot or 8:30AM at the Tellico Plains Hardee's.  Contact: Richard Harris, 423-253-6358 (h), 513-260-1184 (c), HarrisRi@aol.com

June 2008

Monday, June 2 - Hike on Alcoa Greenway Bike Trail. This bike trail is 9 miles long and runs between Maryville and Alcoa. We will hike part of the bike trail. Meet at 8AM at the Madisonville Ingle's parking lot. Contact: Faye Daniel, 423-442-6288 or 423-315-6459, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Saturday, June 7 - Trails Day. We plan to work on the Cumberland Trail up near Frozen Head. Work starts at 8AM, so we will have to leave really early to get there in time. Contact: Gail Henley, 423-442-3400, gailbo@bellsouth.net

Wednesday, June 11 - Hike up Snowbird Creek from Junction to Sassafras Creek --- a cool, shaded six round trip miles on the old logging railroad grade. This is an old favorite of club hikers. Trailhead is about 20 minutes from the Robbinsville end of the Cherohala Skyway.    Meet at the Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8 am or meet Rick at the Robbinsville end of the Cherohala Skyway at 9:15 am.  Contact: Richard Harris, 423-253-6358 (h), 513-260-1184 (c), HarrisRi@aol.com

Monday, June 16 - Hooper Bald and Huckleberry Knob. Both of these balds are over a mile high and have short trails to reach them from the Cherohala Skyway. Total distance to be hiked will be maybe 3-4 miles. We will meet at the Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8:00 AM or at the Tellico Plains Hardee's at 8:30 AM to carpool up to the trailhead. Contact: Faye Daniel, 423-442-6288 or 423-315-6459, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Wednesday, June 18 - Athens Regional Park. We will meet at the Madisonville Ingle's parking lot at 9AM and carpool to Athens. The trail is about 3 miles long along a pretty creek and up a small ridgeline. This is also a mountain bike trail, but we are unlikely to run into bikers on a Wednesday morning. Contact: Faye Daniel, 423-442-6288 or 423-315-6459, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Monday, June 23 - Monthly meeting at Bert's Restaurant in Madisonville. Eat at 6PM, meeting starts at 7PM. Contact: Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

Wednesday, June 25 - Lower Sycamore Creek. This trail starts at the parking area on the Tellico River Road right by the bridge over the river to the fish hatchery. We will meet at the Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8:00 AM or at the Tellico Plains Hardee's at 8:30 AM to carpool up to the trailhead. The hike is about 4 miles (2 miles each way) along a beautiful creek on an old logging railroad bed.   Contact: Richard Harris, 423-253-6358 (h), 513-260-1184 (c), HarrisRi@aol.com

Monday, June 30 - Conasauga Falls Hike. This is a short hike down a well groomed trails to a set of cascades on Conasauga Creek, then back out the same way. About 3 miles round trip. Meet at Madisonville Ingle's at 9AM or Tellico Plains Hardee's at 9:30 AM. Contact: Richard Harris, 423-253-6358 (h), 513-260-1184 (c), HarrisRi@aol.com

July 2008

Wednesday, July 9 - Hike up Hemlock Creek on North River Road, 3.4 miles.  We will hike up the old railroad grade section of Hemlock Creek.  Water shoes will need to be worn for the very shallow 11 crossings and recrossings of the creek.  This is an annual club favorite.  The trail is mostly shaded for the whole walk.  Meet at the Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8 a.m. or at the Hardee's in Tellico Plains at 8:30 a.m. Contact: Richard Harris, 423-253-6358 (h), 513-260-1184 (c), HarrisRi@aol.com

Monday, July 14 - Hike up Middle Prong Trail of the Little River to the junction with the Panther Creek trail. Tremont area of the Smokies.  4.6 miles round trip. This trail gradually climbs 700 feet and follows the former roadbed of the Little River Logging Railroad.  Meet at the Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8 a.m. Contact: Faye Daniel, 423-442-6288 or 423-315-6459, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Monday, July 28 - Annual Club Picnic at Fort Loudon State Park. Show up at 5PM at the shelter. Call Johanna Cooley in advance to let her know what you will be bringing. Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643 (H)

August 2008

Monday, August 25 - Monthly meeting at Bert's Restaurant, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM.

September 2008

Monday, September 8 - Hike up Brookshire Creek to the cascades --- 4.8 miles round trip. Almost level with a 200 foot elevation gain in 2.4 miles.  Water shoes will be needed to wade across the Bald River at a shallow gentle section of the creek.  Meet at the Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8 a.m. or the Tellico Plains Hardee's at 8:30 a.m.  Contact: Dave Bennie, 865-254-0200 (C), davealinda@yahoo.com or Johanna Cooley, 442-442-3643.

Wednesday, September 24 - Lakeshore Trail. This will be a 6 mile hike on the Lakeshore Trail on the north side of Tellico Lake northwest of Vonore. We will hike from the Glendale Trailhead north to the end of the trail and back, about 6 miles total. Meet at the Madisonville Ingle's at 8 a.m. Contact Liz Yates at 865-458-3485, userliz4314@aol.com or Faye Daniel at 423-442-6288, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Monday, September 22 - Monthly meeting at Bert's Restaurant, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM.

October 2008

Wednesday, October 1 - Hike up Hemlock Creek on North River Road, 3.4 miles.  We will hike up the old railroad grade section of Hemlock Creek.  Water shoes will need to be worn for the very shallow 11 crossings and recrossings of the creek.  This is an annual club favorite.  The trail is mostly shaded for the whole walk.  Meet at the Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8:30 a.m. or at the Hardee's in Tellico Plains at 9:00 a.m. Contact: Gayle Henley, 423-442-3400, gailbo@bellsouth.net

Wednesday, October 8 - Indian Boundary. 4 miles, flat and easy. Meet at the Ingle's Parking Lot at 9 AM or the Tellico Plains Hardee's at 9:30 AM. Contact Faye Daniel at 423-442-6288, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Saturday, October 11 - Little River / Cucumber Gap. We will park at Elkmont in the Smokies. Hike is 5.6 miles roundtrip. Meet at the Ingle's parking lot at 8 AM. Contact Faye Daniel at 423-442-6288, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Wednesday, October 22 - Hike up Henderson Mountain Trail (gated logging road section) and downhill on Panther creek Trail to the Tellico River Road  --- 4.8 miles. Meet at Ingle's parking lot in Madisonville at 8 a.m. or at the Tellico Plains Hardee's at 8:30 AM. Trailhead is 2.1 miles off of the Tellico River Road on the well maintained, graveled Bald River Road.  An easy six mile car shuttle required. I have enjoyed walking the whole trail in this new hike for the club. I believe that you will, too. Contact: Rick Harris, 423-253-6358 (home) or 513-260-1184 (cell), harrisri@aol.com

Wednesday, October 29 - Old Copper Road. Meet at Ingle's in Madisonville at 9:30 AM. About 4 miles, easy. Leader: John DeTurk, 420-2431 or johndeturk@aol.com

November 2008

Monday, November 3 - Indian Boundary. 4 miles, flat and easy. Meet at the Ingle's Parking Lot at 9 AM or the Tellico Plains Hardee's at 9:30 AM. Contact Faye Daniel at 423-442-6288, fayedaniel@webtv.net

Saturday, November 8 - Flats Mountain, 6.2 miles, moderate, mostly downhill. Dinner afterwards at the Harris home (bring drink, Brenda takes care of the rest). Meet at Ingle's at 9AM or Tellico Plains Hardee's at 9:30 AM. This is a joint hike with the Cherokee Hiking Club. Contact Brenda Harris at 423-253-6358 or BrendaTHarris@aol.com

Monday, November 24 - Monthly meeting at Bert's in Madisonville at 6PM for dinner, 7PM for the meeting. For questions, contact Faye Daniel at 423-442-6288, fayedaniel@webtv.net

December 2008

Tuesday, December 16 - Annual Christmas Party at Madisonville Presbyterian Church at 6PM for dinner and merryment. This is a covered dish affair. The club will furnish the ham and the plasticware. If you plan to go, let Johanna know by December 12. For questions, contact Johanna Cooley at 423-442-3643