Oct. 23 (Sun)
HIKING @ Stone Door, South Cumberland State Park, TN
Cost: $26 Sign-up by: Fri, Oct. 14 Pre-Trip Meeting: Tue, Oct. 18 at 5 PM
South Cumberland is home of the Great Stone Door, awesome overlooks, and wonderful waterfalls. We will be hiking about 10 miles of trails, rated easy to moderate. Spend a day at one of the best parks in Tennessee. With any luck we will see lots of fall colors. Estimated trip duration: 7 AM - 8 PM.
Oct. 28-29 (Fri. – Sat.)
CAMPING and HIKING @ Standing Stone State Park, TN
Cost: $45 Sign-up by: Fri, Oct. 21 Pre-Trip Meeting: Tue, Oct. 25 at 6 PM
We will camp Friday night, and then spend part of Saturday hiking the 5-mile Bryan-s Fork Lake Trail. The trail, rated -moderate-, follows the lake at times, and also goes up a ridge to a nice overlook. The fall colors could be pretty spectacular! We can also drive to Burgess Falls State Park on the way back to VU and see 3 impressive waterfalls in just 1.5 miles of hiking. Estimated trip duration: 6 PM Fri - 7 PM Sat.
Oct. 30 (Sun)
TRAIL BUILDING @ Beaman Park, Nashville, TN
Cost: * FREE * Sign-up by: Fri, Oct. 21 Pre-Trip Meeting: Tue, Oct. 25 at 5 PM
Beaman Park is a relatively new park in Nashville that is being developed as a more natural park, rather than a -ball field park-. This time we will help build a trail that will loop back to the Nature Center from the boardwalk. Experienced trail volunteers and equipment will be provided to help us. Lunch is also provided, and hiking afterward is an option. Estimated trip duration: 12 PM - 6 PM.
Nov. 5 (Sat)
CANOEING (& optional BIKING) @ Green River, KY
Cost: $36 Sign-up by: Fri, Oct. 28 Pre-Trip Meeting: Tue, Nov. 1 at 6 PM
The Green River floats right through Mammoth Cave National Park! We will canoe a 6.5 mile stretch of the deep river (great for beginners). The scenic river is surrounded by wooded hills and some exposed bluffs and caves. The fall colors should be impressive. If you have a bike suitable for dirt roads, you are welcome to bring it to ride the one way (mostly downhill) shuttle. Estimated trip duration: 7 AM - 8 PM.
Nov. 6 (Sun)
HIKING @ Radnor Lake State Natural Area, TN
Cost: $3 Sign-up by: Fri, Oct. 28 Pre-Trip Meeting: Tue, Nov. 1 at 5 PM
This is your chance for an afternoon break in the woods! Radnor Lake is a nice State Natural Area that is surprisingly within Nashville! Plan on hiking about 3 hours: up and down the wooded ridges and around the lake. Total hiking distance is 4-5 miles. Estimated trip duration: 1 PM - 5 PM.
To sign up for a trip, come to the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located on 2600 Children’s Way, kind of behind the Student Rec. Center, and pay a deposit or the full amount of the trip. The ORC accepts cash, check, and the Vanderbilt Commodore Card. For more info on trips, workshops, and equipment rentals, check out the web at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec.
Outdoor Recreation Hours:
Mon and Fri 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Tue, Wed, and Thu 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.