Crab Orchard Mountain Segment
A critical gap in the Cumberland Trail may be eliminated in the near future. Efforts are underway to acquire a 4,500 acre tract of land on the north side of the Crab Orchard Gap in Cumberland County known as the Lone Star property. Acquisition will allow the trail to be routed up and over a mountain ridge and emerge close to Ozone Falls SNA. Contact TennGreen at https://www.tenngreen.org/ to learn how to donate for this acquisition.
When the Ozone Falls to Black Mountain Section opens in 2020 an eight mile, dangerous road walk will be eliminated and replaced with roughly four miles of trail and a thousand foot road walk on a lightly traveled side road.
The significance of this acquisition cannot be emphasized too much. When the Ozone Falls to Black Mountain Section is complete and joined with the new piece of ground, the CT will have a continuous trail of over 40 miles from Nemo Bridge to Jewett Road. When the last piece from Jewett Road to Head of the Sequatchie is finished there will be a 45 mile trail with just two short road walks. Two primitive camp areas will also be available on this route.
To make a donation and assist with the acquisition of this important link contact TennGreen through their web site: https://www.tenngreen.org/ .
Brady Mountain Is a Thru Hike Again
Brady Mountain Section runs from TN 68 south to Jewett Road in Cumberland County and had been reduced to a 6.6 mile hike, or 13.2 miles round trip. With the conclusion of new land arrangements, the trail is open again the full length.
ASB 2020 is March at Head of Sequatchie
Alternative Spring Break – also known as BreakAway – returns for the 25th year! Email the CTC office for dates and lodging information. Please consider working with the amazing college students who pay their own way to come and work on the CT.
This year, base camp will be at the CTSST office site at Head of the Sequatchie.
Space available on certain weeks for additional colleges to participate as well. To volunteer or participate, here is the contact info:
Phone: (931) 456-6259
Email: ctcoffice2014 @ gmail.com
Daddys Creek Section Construction Continues
Less than two miles remains to be built for the six mile trail from Devil’s Breakfast Table south to Peavine road. Peavine Road north 2.2 miles to the bridge at McGinnis Creek is open for a nice, moderate in and out hike. When finished, a primitive camp site will be available. Please be aware this section passes through a wildlife management area and hikers should wear blaze orange hat and/or vest at any time of the year.