Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 37307
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Brief Description: We will hike from the Chickamauga Dam at Hwy 153 Dam to Coolidge Park on the Riverwalk. Join us for a Memorial Hike in honor of club member Linda Davis, avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy Chattanooga's unique park that runs along the Tennessee River and work off that Thanksgiving Dinner. We will hike 8 miles with a shuttle; approximate hike time will be 3 hours.
We will eat after the hike at the Boathouse Restaurant.
Leader: Belinda Mantooth
Difficulty: Easy, minimal elevation gain, paved bike path along the Tennessee River
Directions to the Trailhead: Meet @ 9:00 AM at Candies Lane commuter lot beside the Shell Station in Cleveland (exit 25) to carpool. Or link up at 10:00 AM at Coolidge Park.
Post Trip Report: The Linda Davis Memorial Hike was a success another year. Eleven hikers were eager to begin on this brisk, beautiful fall morning. The temperature was high 30's at the beginning. We began at Coolidge Park to begin the 8 mile hike and ended at Chickamauga Dam. The actual greenway is 10 miles and begins near the Southern Belle parking lot. It was a great day to work off the Thanksgiving meal and begin our New Year's Resolution early. Hikers Carol Guhne, Virginia Orr, Jane Bohannon, Sonni Campbell [new member], Esther and Ronald Nunley and thier niece Courtney Griby, Becky Levings, Dee Harwell and Sheila Bailey from Dalton, GA and myself, Belinda Mantooth. Steve Mantooth was our shuttle bunny since he just had shoulder surgery. The day ended at in mid 50's and lunch at "The Boathouse" along the greenway. A toast was made in honor of Linda Davis who started this Urban Hike and a dedicated hiker of our club who passed way 2 1/2 years ago.
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