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Hike - Lakeshore Trail - Wed., July 31, 2013 - cancelled, rain

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Depart at 7:00 a.m. from Chota Visitor Center (Note early departure)

 

LAKESHORE TRAIL

Distance:  12.3 miles from campsite #76 to campsite #86

Elevation gain:  First 9 miles, flat and 100-200 feet gain, 600 feet gain in the 10th mile and a quarter

Rating:  Difficult (because of length)

Driving time:  1 1/2 hours to Fontana Lake

Boating time:  45 Minutes to campsite #76, 30 minutes back from campsite #86

Boating Cost: $40

Leader:  Bev Hawkins

We will meet at 7:00 a.m. to carpool to Fontana Lake by way of HWY 129, the Dragon, for our boat ride over to

campsite #76.  We hope to see remnants of homesites, rockwalls, 1930's car bodies, campsites, lakeviews and

part of the Great Smokey Mountains few people trek. The boatride both ways is relaxing and beautiful. 

Be sure to have ample water for a 7 hour July hike.