The Plateau Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association has scheduled June activities.

•June 2 is National Trails Day. The Plateau Chapter will be celebrating National Trails Day by doing trail maintenance on the 2.5 mile scenic Black Mountain loop trail. Meet at the parking area at the top of Black Mountain. Plan to work approximately three hours. Bring water, lunch, and work gloves. Tools will be provided. Contact Rita Senko at rsenko@usit.net or (865) 354-6101.

•June 14 is the monthly chapter meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center for a facility reconnaissance and informal meeting. All annual meeting committee chairs are requested to come.

•June 30 — Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness, Snow Falls Trail, Dayton, TN. This is a joint hike with the East Tennessee Chapter. The trail is about seven miles round trip and is considered difficult. The hike follows Richland Creek upstream to an impressive series of bridges that cross the creek between house-sized boulders. The trail ascends over 500 feet to Buzzard Point, a lunch spot with a great view. The trail crosses a tributary that we will ford before reaching the picture-esque Snow Falls that drops 12 feet into a large plunge pool. Meet at Cumberland Mountain State Park at 7:30 a.m. CDT. Contact Bill Harris at (931) 484 9152.

In addition, there is a leaderless hike (typically five to seven miles) every Wednesday morning. For additional information or to get on an e-mail list for the hikes, contact Bill Harris at (931) 484-9152 or Jim McCullough at sue1290@frontiernet.net.

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