» Interscholastic Climbing League: Saturday, Tennessee Bouldering Authority, third of six meets for grades 6-12 for 2017-18 season; fourth meet is Jan. 20 at High Point Downtown. Contact Outdoor Chattanooga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 643-6888.
» Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Black Mountain, slightly strenuous 5 miles from parking lot on Hwy. 68 to cave & back (meet at 9 a.m. at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy; call Boodie Fox at 842-1178); Tuesday, Bluff Trail, Covenant College to Point Park, 5 miles (will stage vehicles; meet at 9 a.m. at Food City parking lot in Red Bank; call Trish Appleton at 240-3443); Dec. 16, Upper Leggett trailhead to Rock Creek bridge & back, moderate 6 miles (meet at 9 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call John Politte at 304-8327); Dec. 19, Blue Blazes Trail at Moccasin Bend, easy 2 miles (meet at 9 a.m. at Food City lot in Red Bank; call Will Smith at 580-2918); Dec. 30, Enterprise South, moderate 6 miles (meet at 9 a.m. at Target lot on Hwy. 153; call Donna Pyers at 344-9271).
» Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at email@example.com or 413-7033.
» Lookout Mountain 50 Miler trail race: Dec. 16, 7:30 a.m. along with 20-mile option; 10k at 8 a.m.; from Covenant College; 50 Miler is RRCA national ultra championship for 2017; $105 to Dec. 13 for 50 Miler, $65 for 20 Miler, $55 for 10k. Register at https://wildtrails.org.
» Wauhatchie Trail Race: Dec. 16 from Reflection Riding; hilly 6.7-mile course handicapped by age & gender, starting from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; race-day registration begins at 8:30 ($15); Golden Antlers awarded to overall champion & top two-person family team; participants encouraged to bring recycled items, running-related or not, for prize table. Pre-register through midnight Dec. 14 at racectc.org; see www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.
» Cloudland Canyon Sitton's Gulch hike: Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; moderate/strenuous 6 miles; includes 600 stairs & passing Hemlock & Cherokee falls; reservations required; $15 plus $5 parking fee. Call 706-913-7170.
» Cloudland Canyon night hikes: Dec. 22 & 29, 5-7 p.m.; 2 miles; ages 10-older; reservations required; $10 plus $5 parking fee. Call 706-913-7170.
» Lula Lake open gate day: Dec. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission, $2 donation encouraged. See lulalake.org.
» Winter Workshop Series: Wilderness First Aid, Jan. 18 & 25, 6-7:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; free, all ages, registration not required; other workshops Thursdays through March 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.
» Rapid Learning whitewater kayaking practice: Feb. 6, March 6 & April 3, 7-9 p.m., Hulsey Wellness Center, Southern Adventist University; family-friendly for ages 8-up; first-timers free (except for $2 pool fee), equipment provided, reservations not required; yearly membership $75, family membership $125. Email email@example.com or call 643-6888.