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WALK ALERT

 
This coming Saturday, February 23rd, is our Alcoa Greenway walk. 
 
The starting point is the Alcoa Quality Inn, 206 Corporate Place, Alcoa, TN.
The 10K will start at 9:30 am. 
The 5K will start at 10:30 am.

Questions??? 
Contact
President@EastTennesseeWanderers.org

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MEET & GREETS

The East Tennessee Wanderers and guests meet socially on the

 third Tuesday at 6:00 pm to hear about upcoming walks at the

Olive Garden, 7206 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.

Exceptions:  October and December are for members only!

For severe weather conditions, the meeting will be cancelled. 

 

I DID A WALK CHALLENGE

Walk 1,049 Minutes

 (February 1st to March 31st)

 

2019 WALK SCHEDULE

Notes:

  • Our events take place unless weather presents a danger to the participants either while walking or getting to the start point.  Contact the Club President if you have any concerns.

  • It is important to stay hydrated.  Please bring water to drink during ALL walks. 

  • If you have not walked in awhile, please do not start off trying to walk the 10k distance for a Club Walk, but walk the 5k instead. 

 

PRINTER-FRIENDLY VERSION

 

MONTH DATE DAY LOCATION TYPE & RATING
January 1 Tuesday Seven Islands State Birding Park
(Ranger-led afternoon walk)
CE
2B
January 26 Saturday Peaceful Side of the Smokies
(Townsend -- Winter Heritage Festival)
YRE 7/11/14KM
2A
February 9 Saturday Gatlinburg Tourist Walk YRE 5/10KM
1A
February 23 Saturday Alcoa Greenway Walk YRE 5/10KM
1A
March 9 Saturday CE
 1A
March 23 Saturday Rogersville
Historic Walk
YRE 6/10KM
1A
April 13 Saturday Sequoyah Hills Greenway
(Dogwood Trails)
CE
1A
April 27 Saturday

Knoxville UT Walk

(Rhythm & Blooms)

YRE 7/12KM
3A
May 4 Saturday

Clinton 12

Historic Walk

(Antique Festival)

YRE 5/10KM
2A
May 25-26 Saturday & Sunday YREs
VARIES
June 8 Saturday Secret City
Historic Walk

(Festival)
YRE 5/10KM
1A
June 29 Saturday Cades Cove
(Picnic Brunch)
Members Only
July 13 Saturday Ijams/ Urban Wilderness
(Sunflowers)
CE
2B
July 27 Saturday Elkmont Historic Trail Walk
(GSMNP)
YRE 7/12KM
2C
August 10 Saturday Gatlinburg Trail
(GSMNP)
YRE
7/10KM
2B
August 24 Saturday Newfound Gap
(GSMNP)
YRE
5/13KM
3C
September 6 Friday Knoxville MMA
(Night Art Walk)
YRE 5/10KM
2A
September 21 Saturday North Knoxville
(Club's 10th Anniversary)
CE
1A
October 19 Saturday Frozen Head
(Tour of Brushy
Mt Prison)
CE
1A
October 25 Friday Maryville Walk
(Friday Night)
YRE 5/10KM
2A
November 9 Saturday Ft. Loudoun State Historic Walk
(Honor Veterans)
YRE 5/10KM
3C
November 29 Friday #OptOutside TBD
December 14 Saturday Blount County Christmas Parade Members Only

 

ACRONYMS

AT = Appalachian Trail

AVA = American Volkssport Association

CE = Community Event

GSMNP = Great Smoky Mountains National Park

KM = Kilometer / Each Kilometer is equivalent to 0.6214 miles.

MMA = Music, Moonshine and Art

NC = North Carolina

TBA = To Be Announced

UT = University of Tennessee

YRE = Year Round Event

 

AVA TYPES

 

Community Events (CE) are done as a group, tend to be shorter in length, and do not count for credit – no stamping in your books. 

 

Year Round Events (YRE) can be done as a group.  Watch for the starting time and the starting point announced in the “Walk Alerts.”  These walks count towards credit, so bring your books to stamp! 

 

YRE walks can also be done at any time.  Just go to the starting point, ask for the Walk Box, sign in, get the directions, and wander!

 

Our Club's "Walk Boxes" are located in Alcoa, Clinton, Elkmont, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Rogersville, Townsend and Vonore.   For additional information, please go to http://clubs.ava.org/ava_search.asp.

 

Plus, we have virtual "Walk Boxs" for hiking sections of the AT and the Seven Islands State Birding Park!

 

AVA TRAIL/ROUTE RATING SYSTEM
 
Part 1 – INCLINE/ELEVATION
 
Part 2 - TERRAIN
1
Very small hills or very little stair climbing.
A
Almost entirely on pavement.
2
Some moderate hills or stair climbing.
B
A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.
3
Some significant hill or stair climbing.
C
A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths or soft sand.)
4
Lots of significant hills or stair climbing.
D
A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.
5
Many  steep  hills.
E
The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.
Updated 02/18/19

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