Mousetail Landing Beginner Backpacking

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Mousetail Landing State Park Sat, Jan 12, 2019 8:00 AM


Event Summary

Join Team Lightning on this beginner-friendly backpacking trip to Mousetail Landing overlooking the Tennessee River. This is a great introduction to backpacking for hikers who would like to add the challenge of carrying overnight gear on the trail with potentially freezing overnight temperatures with short hike distances to a shelter with wood burning stove.

Price: FREE! (we ask that you please bring some cash to chip in for gas if you are carpooling!)

When: January 12th - January 13th

Where:  Mousetail Landing State Park
3 Campground Rd, Linden, TN 37096

Kids: This trip is intended for participants ages 18+. Participants ages 15+ with prior backpacking experience can attend if accompanied by a legal guardian.

Pets: No pets are allowed on this trip.

Weather: This trip is rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather, your trip leader will reach out with details about rescheduling or cancelling.

Difficulty:  Beginner Backpacking. Participants should own or rent their own gear. The trip has several hike options from 2.5, 6 and 8.4 roundtrip miles. We should be able to offer at least two options depending group interests.  New back backers to cold weather without winter gear will have precedence to one of the 8 bunks in the shelter – ask trip leaders early for spot.. All campers must carry in at least 3 liters of water as water sources are limited.



8:00AM: optional breakfast at Cracker Barrel 6941 Charlotte Pike Nashville
9:00AM: Arrive at carpool site to arrange carpools.
9:15 AM: Leave Nashville (directions available upon registration)
11:00 AM:  Arrive at trailhead and begin hike options to shelter #2

Optional day hikes / explore area from shelter during afternoon.
Set camp, campfire, dinner, sleep.


Wake up, take down camp, breakfast
Return to cars
Option to tour remainder of park
Option to have lunch together on road trip back to Nashville
Arrive in Nashville around 2:00 PM.