A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, from John Muir Trail trailhead to Appalachia Power Plant on Hiwassee River, 6 miles, vehicle staging (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Ooltewah; call John Politte at 304-8327); Tuesday, Cloudland Canyon, West Rim Trail, easy to moderate 4 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank or 9:15 at trailhead; call Donna Pyers at 344-9271); Nov. 2, Piney River Trail near Spring City, moderately strenuous 8.3 miles, vehicle staging (meet at 8:30 a.m. at ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call Tammy Hendrick at 315-949-8187); Nov. 9, Bald River Trail beginning where the Bald flows into the Tellico, moderately strenuous 8.9 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Ooltewah; call Politte).
* Adult Archers & Aces: Tuesday, noon-1:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga center, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no reservations or experience necessary, includes games & socializing; equipment & instruction provided.
* Chattanooga Grotto Club meeting: Nov. 4, 7-8:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; promotes caving adventures; free, open to public.
* Chattanooga Ski Club meeting: Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Enclave subdivision clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane; discussions of the snow ski/board trips to Steamboat, Colo.; Snowmass, Colo.; Salt Lake City; Banff, Canada; and St. Moritz, Switzerland. See www.chattanoogaskiclub.org
* Cumberland Trail hiking series: Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided, moderately strenuous, 1 way (shuttle provided), mostly downhill 4-7 miles; free but advance registration required through email@example.com or 643-6888.
* Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-7033.
* Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: Nov. 18, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; for recreational cyclists.
* Wild Trails 200 Mile Club: Encourages improved fitness; cover 200 miles in three months under one's own power, whether by running, biking, swimming, paddling, walking or other aerobic activities. Anyone interested can start at any time by registering at wildtrails.org/200-mile-club and recording his or her progress there. Getting to 200 makes one a member, and the membership card secures discounts at a variety of places. Club activities include a campout, barbecue and 15k/5k trail races every three months at Lula Lake Land Trust.