Turtletown Creek Falls

Sequoyah Hiking Club
Madisonville, TN

 Calendar for 2009

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

January

Monday, January 26 - Monthly meeting at Bert's Restaurant, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM. For questions, contact Faye Daniel at 423-442-6288, fayedaniel@webtv.net

February

Wednesday, February 11 - East Lakeshore Trail Hike. Meet in Madisonville at 9AM, Leader Liz Yates, 865-458-3485
Wednesday, February 18 - Fort Loudoun State Park. Meet in Madisonville at 9AM, Leader Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643
Saturday, February 21 - Middle Prong in the Smokies, Meet in Madisonville at 8AM, Leader Gail Henley, 423-442-3400
Monday, February 23 - Monthly meeting, Bert's Restaurant

March

March 4 :   East Lake Shores (a re-schedule) - meet at Ingles at 9 AM. Leader: Liz Yates, 865-458-3485
March 11:  Ft. Loudon (a re-schedule) - meet at Ingles at 9 AM. Leader - Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643
March 14: Tellico River Clean-up - meet at Ingles at 8 AM or the Tellico Ranger Station at 9 AM
March 16 : Indian Boundry - meet at Ingles at 9 AM  Leader - Marie Henry, 423-337-6060
March 25:  Old Copper Road - meet at Ingles at 8 AM or the Ocoee Whitewater Center at 9 AM   Leader: Gail Henley, 423-442-3400
March 23: Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's in Madisonville
March 28:
Rain date for Old Cooper Road hike. If it is raining Wed. morning, check with Gail (442-3400) to see what the plans are.

April

April 8, Wed: Porter's Creek. Contact Faye Daniele at 442-6288 if you plan to hike. We will meet at Ingles parking lot at 8:00 a.m.
April 20, Mon: Gail
(442-3400) will lead the hike up Chestnut Top. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Ingles in Madisonville.
April 25, Sat: We will hike the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail. Faye Daniel (442-6288) will lead this hike. We will meet at Ingles at 8:00 a.m.
April 27, Mon:
Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's in Madisonville, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM

May

May 4, Mon: Indian Boundary Trail, meet at Ingles at 8AM, contact Faye Daniel (442-6288)
May 9, Sat: Flats Mountain Trail
, meet at Ingles at 8AM, contact Faye
Daniel (442-6288) or Dave Bennie (865-254-0200)
May 18, Mon: East Lake Trail,
meet at Ingles at 8AM, contact Liz
Yates, 865-458-3485
May 23, Sat: Old Copper Road
, meet at the Old WalMart parking area at 8AM, contact Gail
(442-3400)
May 25, Mon:
Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's in Madisonville, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM
May 28: Thu: Jane's farm and Coker Creek Falls, followed by a picnic pitch-in. Meet at Old WalMart at 9AM or Tellico Plains Hardee's at 9:30 AM. contact Jane at 442-5907

June

Jun 4, Thu: Sinking Creek Trail, 4 miles. Meet at Old WalMart at 8AM. Contact Liz at 865-458-3485
Jun 13, Sat: Athens Regional Park, meet at Old WalMart at 8AM or at the park at 8:30 AM. Contact Gail at 442-3400
Jun 17, Wed: Abrams Creek near Happy Valley, Meet at Old WalMart at 8AM. contact Johanna at 442-3643
Jun 19, Fri: Hooper Bald, meet at 8AM at the Old WalMart. Contact Faye at 442-6288

Jun 22
, Mon: Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's in Madisonville, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM
June 27, Sat: Invasive Plant Workshop. Go to the American Hiking Society website for information.
10AM to 4:30 pm. Additional information at this site. Sign up at this website. Directions From Madisonville (according to Mapquest)

Jun 27, Sat: Benton MacKaye Trail, Mud Gap to North River Road, Distance about 3.5 miles, rated easy. Dave Bennie, 865-254-0200, davealinda@yahoo.com or Johanna Cooley, 423-442-3643. Meet at the old Wal-Mart at 8 am. This is a high elevation, mostly shaded trail. Weather should be pleasant at this elevation.

July

Jul 7, Tue: Bote Mountain and West Prong Trails - Great Smoky Mtns NP - Tremont Area. Distance 4 miles. Rated easy. Faye Daniel, . Meet at the old Wal-Mart at 8 am or meet Dave at 9:20 at the Old Schoolhouse Gap trailhead parking area. The first mile of the trail is sunny but the rest of the trail is shaded. Lunch is by a cool creek.
Jul 18, Sat: Hemlock Creek - North River Road Area. Distance about 3.5 miles, rated easy but requires "water shoes" for many easy creek fordings. Contact Faye at 442-6288. Meet at the old Wal-Mart at 8 am. Alternate hike if the creek is high: Mud Gap to Whigg Meadows, 4 miles. The Hemlock Creek Trail is a shaded deep, narrow valley with cooling by the creek. Good for a hot day.
Sat, Jul 18 - Farr Gap to the beaches of Chilhowee Lake via Tallassee Mountain. Difficult, about an 8 hour hike. contact Rick Foster, (423) 442-284
Jul 27
, Mon: Monthly Club Meeting, picnic at Fort Loudoun State Park, dinner at 6PM. The main part of the meal is provided, but those attending are welcome to bring a dessert and your own special flavor of drink. Contact Johanna by July 24 if you plan on attending: 442-3643

August

Sat, Aug 15 - Sinking Creek Trail. This is an in-and-out hike and can be any length up to 8 miles round trip. It is part of the East Lake Shore hiking area. We will meet at the old Walmart parking lot at 9:00 a.m.  Contact Johanna at 442-3643.

Wed, Aug 19 - Rabbit Creek Trail. This trailhead is near the Happy Valley Ranger Station. Contact Gail Henley at 442-3400. We will meet at the old Walmart parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 24 -
Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's in Madisonville, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM

Sat., Aug. 29 - Indian Boundary. Meet at 8:00 am at the old Walmart parking lot. Contact Faye at 442-6288.

September

Mon., Sept. 7 - Fort Loudoun Historic  Area. Meet at the old Walmart parking at 8:00 am or the trailhead at 8:30 am. Contact Faye at 442-6288.

Sat., Sept. 12 - Whigg Meadow from Mud Gap. We will walk on the Benton MacKaye Trail 3.0 miles RT. If the weather cooperates, the view from Whigg Meadow is outstanding. Dave Bennie leads the trip. Meet at the old Walmart parking at 8:00 am. Contact Faye at 442-6288.

Tues., Sept. 22 - LESSER SEEN GEMS OF CADES COVE. In a total walk of 3.4 miles we will see three diverse sights: A cascade, a cave and a log home. Our first hike will be to the cascades of Crooked Arm Branch (1.4 miles RT). Then we walk to Gregory Cave, (1.0 mile RT). The third walk is to the Elijah Oliver log cabin (1.0 mile RT). Dave Bennie is the leader. Meet Faye at 8:00 a.m. at the old Walmart parking lot or meet Dave at 9:00 am at the Townsend Vistors Center.

Monday, Sept. 28 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's in Madisonville, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM

October

Monday, Oct 5 - Laurel Falls and Sugarlands Trail in the Smokies. Meet at the old Walmart parking at 8:00 am. Contact Faye at 442-6288.

Wednesday, Oct 7 - Indian Boundary - Meet at the old Walmart parking at 9:00 am. Contact Faye at 442-6288.

Saturday, Oct 10 - Benton Falls. Meet at the old Walmart parking at 9:00 am. Contact Faye at 442-6288.

Wednesday, Oct 14 - Citico Wildfowl Hike. Meet at the old Walmart parking at 9:00 am.   Contact Johanna at 442-3643.

Wednesday, Oct 21 - Little River in the Smokies.  Meet at the old Walmart parking at 8:00 am.   Contact Johanna at 442-3643.

Monday, Oct 26 - Monthly Club Meeting, Bert's in Madisonville, dinner at 6PM, meeting at 7PM

Wed., Oct. 28 - Citico Wildfowl Hike. This one was canceled earlier due to rain. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the old Walmart parking lot. Johanna Cooley is the contact - 442-3643.

November

Wed., Nov. 4 - Fort Loudoun Historic Area. Meet at 9:00 a.m.  at the old Walmart parking lot or 9:30 at the Fort. Call Faye Daniel if you plan to hike: 442-6288.

Mon., Nov. 9 - Coker Creek. Jane Frerichs' farm and Coker Creek Falls. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at old Walmart parking lot. Call Jane the night before
if you plan to hike: 442-5907.

Mon., Nov. 16 - Sinking Creek Trail. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the old Walmart parking lot. Contact Faye Daniel at 442-6288.

Monday, Nov. 23 - Monthly Club Meeting at Bert's in Madisonville. Dinner at 6:00 p.m., meeting at 7:00 p.m.

December

CANCELLED Monday, Dec 14 - Annual Christmas Dinner/Party at Madisonville Presbyterian Church, 6PM. As usual, the club will provide a ham to go with all the delicious dishes provided by our members. Please call Johanna, 442-3643 and let her know you are coming.

January

Monday, January 25, 2010 - Monthly Club Meeting at Bert's in Madisonville. Dinner at 6:00 p.m., meeting at 7:00 p.m.