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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.

 

The Kiwanas Pancake Breakfast will be added back to the calendar once a new date is confirmed. 

 

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

 

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

 

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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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MEET & GREETS 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)

 

2020 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 Wednesday Alcoa Greenway
(Night Walk)
YRE
5/10 KM
1A
January 25 Saturday Peaceful Side
of the Smokies

(Townsend Winter Heritage Festival)
YRE 7/11/14 KM
2A
February 15 Saturday Gatlinburg Tourist
(Lights)
YRE
5/10 KM
1A
February 29 Saturday Knoxville UT YRE
7/12 KM
3A
May 9 Saturday
Half Marathon in Alcoa/Maryville
10/20 KM
May 16 Saturday Historic Clinton 12 YRE
5/10 KM
2A
May 30 Saturday North Knoxville 5 KM
June 13 Saturday Secret City Historic YRE
5/10 KM
1A
July 8 Wednesday Cades Cove
(Picnic for
Members Only)
5 KM
2B
July 11 Saturday Ijams/ Urban Wilderness
5 KM
2B
July 25 Saturday Elkmont Historic Trail
(GSMNP)
YRE
7/12 KM
2C
August 8 Saturday Gatlinburg Trail
(GSMNP)
YRE
7/10 KM
2B
August 22 Saturday AT
(GSMNP)
YRE
TBA
3C
September 12 Saturday Frozen Head YRE
5 KM
2A
September 25 Friday Maryville
(Friday Night)
YRE
5 KM
1A
October 10 Saturday Alcoa Greenway YRE
5/10 KM
1A
October 24 Friday Seven Islands State Birding Park YRE
5/7/12 KM
2B
November 7 Saturday Ft. Loudoun
State Park
(Living History)
YRE
5/10 KM
3C
November 27 Friday Maryville
#OptOutside
YRE
5/10 KM
2A
December 5 Saturday Blount County Christmas Parade Members Only

 

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

NC = North Carolina

TBA = To Be Announced

UT = University of Tennessee

YRE = Year Round Event

 

AVA TYPES

 

Traditional Events are walks limited to one or two days with a set start and end time.  These walks count towards credit, so bring your books to stamp! 

 

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 Boxes" for hiking sections of the AT in Tennessee, and the Seven Islands State Birding Park!  Go to  http://my.ava.org/index.php

 

 

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  07/11/20

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