The Fairfield Glade Hiking Club will enjoy two days of hiking on April 6 and 7. They will travel to the University of the South at Sewanee for two hikes.

The morning hike will be the Shakerag Hollow trail, a part of the perimeter trail of the Domain, the property of the University. This trail is 1 1/2 miles and ends at Green's View, a nice overlook. The Shakerag Hollow is noted for wildflowers The hike is rated moderate, due to a 400 foot elevation loss and gain.

The group will then explore the campus with its unique architecture in the All Saint's Chapel, cafeteria, bookstore and other buildings. Lunch will be in the university cafeteria.

The afternoon hike will be in the Lake Cheston area. The group will hike around the lake, on the Wiggins Creek Trail, Bridal Veil Falls Trail and Cheston Trail. This hike is 2 3/4 miles, moderate, with 500 foot elevation loss and gain. The group will then drive to the Memorial Cross overlook for the view to the southwest.

Members will then stay overnight at a motel in Monteagle, TN. The group is planning on a group dinner on Thursday evening following a get-together.

On Friday, April 7, they will travel to Manchester, TN, to the Old Stone Fort State Park for a hike of 3 1/2 miles rated easy/moderate. There are three waterfalls on the hike as well as the ruins of the 2000 year old Old Stone Fort and a nice museum. The group will then return to Fairfield Glade, a return trip of approximately 88 miles, 1 1/2 hours.

There will be a sign-up sheet posted on the Fairfield Glade post office bulletin board the week before the hike for people to sign up with their name and phone number to take this trip. Hikers should take a day pack with first aid gear and plenty of water to drink in addition to overnight needs.

The group will depart from the parking lot across from the Recreation Center at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning. This is a one hour earlier departure time. The group will form car pools for the trip to Sewanee. This is always a fun trip for the club, and your are encouraged to join the group on these hikes. For more information, call the hike leaders, Bob and Helen Callis, at 707-8177.

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