Ascension Trekkers

October 15 “Easy Hike” | 9:00 am | Earthfare Parking Lot

The “easy Monday” hike will be on October 15 and we’ll meet at the Bearden Village (where Earthfare is) at the north side of the parking lot (closest to Kingston Pike) at 9 am for a walk on the greenway that goes behind the shopping center and then parallels Kingston Pike and Sutherland Ave for a few miles.  Group consensus will determine how far and how fast we walk.  The longest option would be to walk all the way to Tyson Park and back for a total of 5 miles but we also can turn around at any point to make it shorter.  The trail is wide, paved, shaded and includes a few rises but nothing steep.  The trail also attracts cyclists and runners so we must stay alert to trail courtesy.  When we’re finished, we can decide if we want to go together for an early lunch.  Please let me know by Friday, October 12 if you plan to go on this outing.

Saturday, October 20 | 9:00 am | Church Parking Lot

Trekkers will leave the church at 9:00 am for a drive to Big South Fork National Park to hike Twin Arches Loop. The whole 6-mile trek is rated moderate. Contact Emily Vreeland ( by Thursday afternoon for questions and to RSVP so transportation needs can be determined.