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Hike - Shuckstack - Wed., April 11, 2012

 
                                     TELLICO VILLAGE HIKING CLUB
                                      Wednesday April 11, 2012
                    Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Cooper Visitor Center          
Shuckstack Fire Tower
Distance:  Approximately 7 miles
Elevation Gain:  3000 ft.
Rating:  Difficult
Driving Time:  Approximately 1.5 hours.  Note that this hike requires driving the Tail of the Dragon  (US 129) and some hikers may develop motion sickness.
Leader:   Bob Stewart       458-3727      rlsmks@gmail.com

This is a difficult 7.0 mile roundtrip hike on the Appalachian Trail from Fontana Dam to the Shuckstack fire tower that offers one of those worth-the-effort, above-the-treetops, 360-degree panoramas.  The trail has a 3000 foot elevation gain over the 3.5 mile ascent.
 
Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended.
Driving directions will be provided the morning of the hike.
Bring water and a trail lunch.
Carpooling is recommended, passengers are asked to contribute $6 to the driver to help cover gas, etc.