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, Clemmer Trail near Ocoee River, moderately strenuous 8.8 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Ooltewah; call Tammy Hendrick at 315-949-8187); Tuesday, west side of Lookout Mountain, beginning & ending on Lower Truck Trail, easy to moderate 5-mile loop (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank or 9 a.m. at Reflection Riding; call Gloria Nelson at 645-9008); Feb. 1, Roaring Creek near Graysville, Tenn., moderately strenuous 9.8 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call John Politte at 304-8327); Feb. 4, Forestry Cabin/Dotson Point loop portion of Sewanee Perimeter Trail, easy 4.5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at parking lot behind La Quinta Inn at Browns Ferry exit of I-24; email Roy or Marti Owensby at email@example.com or call or text 423-309-0579).
Interscholastic Climbing League: Saturday, Tennessee Bouldering Authority; Feb. 1, High Point Riverside; last 2 of 6 meets at 3 local indoor climbing gyms for grades 6-12 teams. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.
Outdoor Chattanooga winter workshops: Wednesdays through Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., OC center, Coolidge Park; free, all ages, reservations not needed; Jan. 29, protecting waterways; Feb. 5, wilderness survival skills; Feb. 12, basic bike maintenance; Feb. 19, basic camp cooking; practice opportunity each following Saturday. Email email@example.com or call 643-6888.
Chattanooga Grotto Club meeting: Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; promotes caving adventures; free, open to public.
Chattanooga Ski Club meeting: Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Enclave subdivision clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane; discussions of the ongoing winter ski race season at resorts in North Carolina & West Virginia as well as snow ski/board trips to Snowmass, Colo.; Salt Lake City; Banff, Canada; & St. Moritz, Switzerland. See www.chattanooga skiclub.org.
Adult archery — aim your game: Wednesdays in February & March, 2:30-3:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no experience or reservations necessary; Genesis compound bows provided; arrive on time to allow for dividing into teams. For more information call 643-6888.
Try Archery: Wednesdays in February & March, 3:30-5:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 6-up, free, no experience or reservations necessary; first come, first shoot. For more information call 643-6888.
Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show: Feb. 6-9, Chattanooga Convention Center; 3-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; $10, free for ages 12-under with accompanying adult.
Cumberland Trail hiking series: Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; guided, moderately strenuous 4-6 miles, 1 way (shuttle provided); free but advance registration required through firstname.lastname@example.org or 643-6888.
Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m., Hulsey Wellness Center at Southern Adventist University; $2 cash for pool use; family-friendly for ages 8-up; $75 for individual year's membership, $125 for family; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. Email email@example.com or call 643-6888.
Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6291.