February 2, 2013 · 7:30 AM
Land Between the Lakes
Join us for a day of hiking and eagle watching at the Land Between the Lakes on the shores of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. January and February are prime bird watching months as Bald Eagles (and maybe even Golden Eagles) from the Great Lakes region are overwintering in the balmy Kentucky weather.
This is a join event with Team Green, Nashville's original Adventure Club. Click here for photos of last years hike.
Meeting time: 7:45 AM (in Bowling Green) 10 AM at the LBL visitor center (Golden Pond)
Hike Distance: 8-10 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours
Well behaved dogs are welcome
People traveling from Bowling Green will meet up at 7:45 in the parking lot of the old mall (WKU small business center) on the corner of Campbell lane and Nashville Rd (across Nashville Road from the Kroger shopping center) and carpooling/ caravaning to LBL. We will meet up with the Team Green members at the visitor center at 10 and head out to the trail. We will most likely be hiking part of the North/ South trail and then the trail around Honkers Bay. You should be prepared to travel 8-10 miles for both trails. In years past we have broken the hiking into two segments of about 3 hours each so if you can always opt out of the second trip and check out other attractions at LBL (bison range, homeplace, nature station) and still grab dinner with the group on the way back to BG. Some people come out just for the North South hike and then headed back in early afternoon.
We will not go if it is raining or it is predicted to rain. Dress warmly in layers, wear sturdy boots, and bring plenty of water and lunch. We will have a few spotting scopes and binoculars but if you have your own, please bring them. Once we get to LBL, we will reassemble at the visitors center to find out if the eagles have been hanging out in any particular areas. If the birds are scattered about, we'll hike a section of the North/South trail from Sugar Bay to Duncan Lake . After that we'll head over to the Woodsland Nature Station and hike around the Honkers Bay before heading back.
Map of LBL