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Hike - Jackson Bend Branch, East Lakeshore Trail - Wed., Sept.12, 2012

 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Cooper Visitor Center
 
JACKSON BEND BRANCH, EAST LAKESHORE TRAIL
Distance:   Approx. 5 miles
Elevation Gain:  Several 100 foot hills   
Rating:  Moderate   
Driving Time:   20 minutes 
Leader:   Bob Kutschera  408-3092   bkkutch@yahoo.com

The Jackson Bend Branch of East Lakeshore Trail system offers some spectacular views of Tellico Lake, Rarity Bay, and the mountains.  The hike includes a few steep hills and narrow trails.  Note that there are not any restroom facilities located at the trailhead.  
 
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 $2 to the driver to help cover gas, etc..
For those interested, we can meet at the Pizza Vente across from BP at the light in Vonore after the hike.