Harvey Broome Group Meetings
(program meetings are the second Tuesday of
each month, and strategy meetings are usually the fourth Tuesday of the month.)
JULY PROGRAM MEETING: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 7:00 pm, Tennessee Valley Unitarian-Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike.
The Arctic Ocean: Experiencing Wildlife from an Icebreaker
Donna Davis: "My husband, Ivan Beltz, and I are rabid travelers. We especially like remote, exotic trips that let us see nature and animals in their natural environment. The Arctic trip was very special. We flew into Oslo, Norway and then on to Longyearbean, the northern most city in the world. We sailed out of Longyearbean, Spitzbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago (Arctic Ocean) last July. The small icebreaker we were on had a crew of 6 Swedes. We joined nine Swedish and 1 British passenger on this adventure. Because we were on a small icebreaker we were able to sail within 400 miles of the magnetic north pole. Each day we were able to get off the icebreaker to hike on barren islands or the ice, for a close up view of many of the animals of the Arctic. We got close up and personal with many varieties of birds, walrus, seals, fox, and polar bears. The beauty of this endangered area will stay with us forever."
Everyone is welcome! For more information call Mac Post, 865-938-3116.
AUGUST PROGRAM MEETING: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 7:00 PM, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Everyone is welcome! For more information call Mac Post, 865-938-3116.
Directions to the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church: From I-40, take
the Alcoa Highway (US 129) exit, then the Kingston Pike exit, turn right (west)
on Kingston Pike. The church is on the right, about 0.3 mi. It is
just past the much larger Second Presbyterian Church.
JUNE STRATEGY MEETING:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:00 pm, Tennessee Valley Unitarian-Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. If you want to get involved, this is the meeting to attend! Everyone is welcome! Call Bob Hill at 865-966-9435 for more information.
JULY STRATEGY MEETING:
Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 7:00 pm, Tennessee Valley Unitarian-Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. If you want to get involved, this is the meeting to attend! Everyone is welcome! Call Bob Hill at 865-966-9435 for more information.
25 Jun (Sat). Dayhike, Gregory Ridge Trail to Gregory Bald, GSMNP. Spectacular Gregory Bald has naturally hybridized rhododendrons and azaleas that are in full bloom around this time each year. Moderate to difficult; 10 miles; 3,000 ft elevation gain. Contact Mac Post: 938-3116, email@example.com.
1-4 Jul (Fri-Mon). Backpack, Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV. Dolly Sods, a 32,000-acre high plateau, is known for sphagnum bogs, spectacularly scenic open meadows, heath barrens and scattered spruce forest. Rated moderate. Contact Will Skelton: H 523-2272; Cell 742-7327; firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 Jul (Sat). Canoe/Kayak Float, French Broad River. A 5 mile float starting just upstream from the Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge. Contact Ron Shrieves at 922-3518 or email@example.com (email preferred).
16 Jul (Sat). Take-a-Hike, Jakes Creek to Cucumber Gap to Little River Trails, GSMNP. This 5.1 mile loop hike explores a bit of the old Elkmont area, dominated by the activities of the Litttle River Lumber Company at the time of the Park's creation, ending in the avenue of cabins. Rated easy. Contact Ron Shrieves: phone 922-3518; firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred).
6 Aug (Sat). Take-a-Hike, Bob's Bald, Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. Enjoy great views from this high elevation. Rated moderate; 6 miles round trip. Contact Ron Shrieves at 922-3518 or ronaldshrieves @comcast.net (email preferred).
List for 2011-2012 NEW!
Take-a-Hike Program NEW! For beginners.
Forms for Leaders
Will Skelton's Public Gallery (Poland & Russia, Greece, Guatemala & Belize, China, France, Patagonia and more)
Harvey Broome Group Chairperson: Robin Hill, 865-966-9435, robin.hill8 @ gmail.com.
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