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WALK ALERT

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: IN ORDER TO FOLLOW STATE GUIDELINES FOR OUR GROUP WALKS -- MEMBERS WILL NEED TO READ THEIR EMAILS FOR LOGISTICAL INFORMATION.

 

Please note:  There is a $3.00 fee for our walks.

 

Questions?  Contact the club president, Dan Lewis, at President@EastTennesseeWanderers.org

 

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NOTICE:  Before visiting the Smoky Mountains, please review https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htm.
Also, check for up-to-date information on road closures due to downed trees, unsafe conditions or special events at https://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps.

A camera was installed at Newfound Gap!

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DUE TO COVID-19 -- MEET & GREETS ARE CANCELLED!

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) 


2021 WALK SCHEDULE
(Rough Draft)

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 2021 VERSION

 

 Go to the OSB (Online Start Box) via https://my.ava.org/index.php

 

  DATE DAY LOCATION TYPE & RATING
January 1 Friday Alcoa Greenway
(Afternoon Walk)
YRE
5/10 KM
1A
January 12 Tuesday West Town Mall
(Fun Walk)
Non-AVA
1A
January 23 Saturday Townsend
(Peaceful Side of
the Smokies)
YRE 7/11/14 KM
2A
February 6 Saturday Gatlinburng Tourist YRE
5/10 KM
1A
February 9 Tuesday Wares Bend Road TGW
5/10 KM
1A
February 20 Saturday Knoxville UT YRE
7/12 KM
3A
March 9 Tuesday
Wildcat Pointe: Morganton Branch/Wildcat Ridge
TGW
5/10 KM
3C
March 13 Saturday Knoxville Music, Moonshine & Arts YRE
5/10 KM
1A
March 27 Saturday Rogersville
(NEW -- Online
Start Box)
YRE
5/10 KM
1A
April 10 Saturday Sequoyah Hills/Dogwood Trail TGW
5/10 KM
1A
April 13 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
April 24 Saturday NEW - North Knoxville (OSB Only) YRE
5/10 KM
May 8 Saturday Clinton 12 Historic YRE
5/10 KM
2A
May 11 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
May 22 Saturday Maryville YRE
5/10 KM
1A
June 5 Saturday Secret City Historic YRE
5/10 KM
1A
June 8 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
June 19 Saturday Members' Picnic TGW
5/10 KM
July 10 Saturday Ijams Nature Center TGW
5/10 KM
July 13 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
July 24 Saturday Elkmont Historic Trail YRE
7/12 KM
2C
August 7 Saturday Gatlinburg Trail
(Starts at the SVC)
YRE
7/10 KM
2B
August 10 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
August 21 Saturday Appalachian Trail/Newfound Gap
(OSB Only)
YRE
5/10 KM
4C
September 10 Friday Maryville
 (Evening)
YRE
5 KM
1A
September 14 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
September 25 Saturday Seven Islands State Birding Park
(OSB Only)
YRE
5/10 KM
3B
October 9 Saturday Alcoa/Maryville Extended Greenway YRE
5/10/20 KM
1A
October 12 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
October 23 Saturday Linda Nelson Memorial in Alcoa YRE
5/10 KM
1A
November 9 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM
November 13 Saturday Ft. Loudoun State Historic Park YRE
5/10 KM
3C
November 26 Friday Opt Outside - Ijams Nature Center TGW
5/10 KM
2B
December TBD Saturday Blount County Jaycee's Christmas Parade Members' Lunch
December 14 Tuesday TBD TGW
5/10 KM

 

For details about our club walks, please go to

https://my.ava.org/event-view.php?club=AVA-0948

															

 

ACRONYMS

AT = Appalachian Trail

AVA = American Volkssport Association

GSMNP = Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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

MMA = Music, Moonshine and Art

OSB = Online Start Box

PSB = Physical Start Box

SVC = Sugarlands Visitor Center

TBD = To Be Determined

TE = Traditional Event

TGW = Traveling Guided Walk

UT = University of Tennessee

YRE = Year Round Event

 

AVA TYPES

Traditional Events (TE) are walks limited to one or two days with a set start and end time. 

  

Traveling Guided Walk (TGW) are done as a group at different locations throughout the year. 

 

Year Round Events (YRE) can be done as a group, and also as an individual.     

 

Our club's walks are located in Alcoa, Clinton, Elkmont, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Rogersville, Seven Islands State Birding Park, Townsend and Vonore.   Plus, the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee. 

 

"WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN EAST TENNESSEE" (Video)

 

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  11/07/20

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