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Hike - Mt. LeConte via Rainbow Falls - Wed., May 22, 2013

 
WEDNESDAY, May 22nd, 2013
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Chota (Cooper) Visitor Center
 
NOTE THE EARLIER DEPARTING TIME
 
MT. LeCONTE via Rainbow Falls and returning Bullhead Trail)
Distance:   13.7 miles
Rating:  Difficult Very Strenuous
Elevation Gain:  3820 feet
Driving Time:  2+ hours each way
Leader:  Bob Stewart 865-458-3727 rlsmks@gmail.com
 
Points of interest will be Rainbow Falls, magnificent overlooks and vistas (weather permitting), and of course Mt. LeConte and the Lodge. The Llamas should be at the top when we are there for lunch. It will be a long but rewarding hike. Please bring extra trail snacks, lunch and water on the hike. Fresh water will be available at the Lodge for the hike back down.

Driving Directions will be provided at the Chota Center

Hiking boots and hiking stick(s) are recommended.  Bring ample water.
 
Car-pooling is recommended and will be set up the morning of the hike. A $6 contribution to carpool drivers is suggested to help cover gas, etc.