Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - by Ruth Thompson


Here are upcoming news and events from Outdoor Chattanooga:


Featured Outdoor Chattanooga Event  

*Camp Chair Cinema: "Wild Bill's Run" Jan. 10 

The Lookout Wild Film Festival will partner with Outdoor Chattanooga for a free public screening of

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More Outdoor Chattanooga Events

Rapid Learning Kayak Skills Practice Resumes Jan. 7 & 14, 2014

Southern Adventist University's Hulsey Wellness Center will host our Rapid Learning Kayak Skills practice for the remainder of the winter, on the first and second Tues. of each month, Dec. - April, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. That means' we're paddling Jan. 7 & 14. 

Featured Community Event(s) 
*First Day Hikes Jan. 1-5, 2014
State Parks in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia will be hosting First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2014 to help outdoor enthusiasts ring in the new year. Hikes range from 1 mile family strolls to 6 mile adventures.

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Chattanooga Named Runner Friendly Community 

The Road Runners Club of America has designated Chattanooga as an "Outstanding Runner Friendly Community." This means that our community and City government does a good job supporting runners and running events. Congratulations, Chattanooga!

Land Trust for TN Conserves 6,200 Acres Near Fiery Gizzard

After years of hard work, the Land Trust for Tennessee has purchased and protected 6,200 acres around the Fiery Gizzard in South Cumberland State Park. With the help of the Conservation Fund and the Friends of South Cumberland, they raised $8.1 million to purchase the land. 

Registration Open for TN Bike Summit May 14-17

The 3rd annual TN Bike Summit will happen May 14-17, 2014 in Nashville. Among this year's guest speakers will be Jim Sayer, E.D. of the Adventure Cycling Assoc., Kim Wiley-Schwartz, Asst. Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Transportation, and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Registration is now open.

More Community Events 

Wauhatchie Trail Run Dec. 21

Hosted by the Chattanooga Track Club, this 6.7 mile trail run is a winter institution. Expect rocky, rough trail, steep inclines and the myriad of other challenges that come with running on the side of Lookout Mtn. 

Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude Dec. 31
Celebrate New Year's with a four mile downtown run to raise money for sick children at the annual Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude

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More Upcoming Events

January

30          Wild Edibles: Eat the Weeds in Your Back Yard

March

22          Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race

April

12          Father/Son 5K
 
May
3           3State/3Mountain Challenge

24-26     V.W. USA Cycling Pro Road and Time Trial National Championships

June

7           National Trails Day

August

9           Still Hollow Trail Race

September

28          Ironman Chattanooga

October

4           Rock/Creek Stump Jump

November

1           Upchuck 50K

December

 




New Study Says Water Vapor Is Global Warming Amplifier

A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues says rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere – a key amplifier of global warming – will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades. The new study is the first to show that increased water vapor concentrations in the atmosphere are a ... (click for more)

Tellico Wild: A Weekend Of Wilderness In The Cherokee National Forest

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Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

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Roy Exum: Orchids And Onions

With record low temperatures being recorded around the South, I didn’t know what I’d find in my garden on the first day of August but – sure enough -- there is a profusion of orchids and onions. The start of college football will be later this month and, with the chilly mornings, fall practice is a far cry from what it will be when the sweltering heat comes back next week. Here’s ... (click for more)