The Plateau chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association has announced its hiking schedule for November. There is a leaderless hike (typically five to seven miles) every Wednesday morning. For additional information, contact Bill Harris at (931) 484-9152 or visit the Plateau Chapter Blog at http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com. Check their blog for cancellations or changes before hiking.

Saturday, Nov. 8 –  CT Obed River Section, Wartburg. Come hike with TTA on part of the Obed Segment of the Cumberland Trail. This is a 10 mile (approx.) thru hike with car shuttle. Hike is rated difficult due to length, rocks and some elevation change. Plan to spend all day on the trail and plan to arrive back in Crossville after dark. Highlights include views of the bluffs above the Obed River, dramatic overlooks of the Obed River, Anvil Rock, and waterfall near Turkey Creek. We will start at the Rock Creek campground trailhead near Nemo Bridge. Meet at the Crossville Outlet Mall parking lot before 7 a.m. when the group plans to leave. Bring water, lunch and snacks and wear sturdy hiking boots. Contact Curt Thomas for more info at (931) 260-2140, or curtethomas@frontiernet.net

Thursday, Nov. 13 – Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. Program: Middle TN Hikes by Sandy Obodzinski with TN Nature Conservatory. First United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham St., Crossville. Dinner at La Costa's Restaurant, The Crossings, Crossville at 4:45 p.m. Contact Chapter Chair, Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or (931) 200-7436 for additional information

Saturday, Nov. 22 – Lost Creek Trail and Portion of Ray Branch Shoreline Trail, Tims Ford State Park, Winchester. Seven miles, moderate. Joint hike with the Highland Rim Chapter. This hike features suspension bridges over forested coves and great views of Tims Ford Lake. The trails follow the shoreline and consists of rolling hills. Hiking sticks and sturdy hiking boots recommended. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Depart from Tractor Supply in Crossville at 7 a.m. CT. To carpool from Crossville contact Cheryl Heckler at thehecklers@charter.net or (931) 200-7436.