Event Information
Bald Eagle Day Hike: Land Between the Lakes
LBL- Grand Rivers
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 8:00 AM
Join us for a day of hiking and bald eagle watching at 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 Golden Eagles) from the Great Lakes region are overwintering in the balmy Kentucky weather.
 
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EVENT DETAILS

Join Team Lightning and Bowling Green Hiking Meetup for a day of hiking and Eagle watching at 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.

When: Saturday, January 27th- 8:00am carpool (1 hour 45 minute drive), or 10:00am LBL Visitor Center (Golden Pond)
Where: Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area
Near Golden Pond, KY
(Actual address will be sent in the confirmation e-mail upon registration)
Cost: FREE event!

Trip Leader: Michelle Guess & Lee Fowler

Difficulty: 8-10 miles moderate terrain. Beginners welcome!
Registration Deadline: Registration for this trip closes on Wednesday, January 24th at 3pm
Group Size Limit: This trip is limited to 9 participants.

Parking: Parking is available for free near the entrance of the LBL National Recreation Area.

POLICIES

Children Policy: Children 14 and up with prior experience hiking 8+ miles are welcome. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Dog Policy: Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome
Weather Policy: This trip will be cancelled with predicted rain or ice (zip code 42211). Your trip leader will email registered participants if the trip is cancelled.

ABOUT THE TRAIL

HIKING STATS:
Hiking Distance:
8-10 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours

Once we get to LBL, we’ll check with the visitors center to find out if the eagles have been hanging out in any particular areas. 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. 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!

REGISTRATION

Registration is required! Your trip leader will e-mail you with updated information closer to trip time!