A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to email@example.com.
Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, 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 John Politte at 304-8327); Nov. 12, from Brush Creek trailhead on U.S. Highway 64 one mile east of Boyd's Gap, easy 5-6 miles (call Bob McGavock at 667-2960); Nov. 16, Brady Mountain Trail section of CT, moderately strenuous 6.6 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654).
Chattanooga Grotto Club meeting: Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; promotes caving adventures; free, open to public.
Chattanooga Ski Club meeting: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Enclave subdivision clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane; discussions of the winter ski race season at resorts in North Carolina & West Virginia as well as snow ski/board trips to Steamboat, Colorado; Snowmass, Colorado; Salt Lake City; Banff, Canada; & St. Moritz, Switzerland. See www.chattanoogaskiclub.org
Interscholastic Climbing League: Nov. 9, High Point downtown; first of six meets at three local indoor climbing gyms for grades 6-12 teams. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.
Cumberland Trail hiking series: Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided, moderately strenuous, one 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.
Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at email@example.com or 423-757-6291.