We can continue South on The Appalcahian Trail after the weekend hike finishes. Tentative plan is two and a half days, 25 miles, south to the James River footbridge on the A.T. We have a shuttle ride planned to return us to the cars at Hog Camp Gap. This will be a " you need it, you better bring it" hike. Advice and planning help is available but in general you should be able to care for your own needs. This will be a great addition to the beginner weekend hike to Cole Mountain for any newcomers and will be a chance to immediately put to use your new skills.