Let's hike the AT on the NC/TN border from Sam's Gap south to Devils Fork Gap.
Distance: 8.5 miles in and 8.5 miles back.
Difficulty: This hike goes up and down constantly and is mostly moderate with a few strenuous short sections. Make sure that you have the physical ability to do this hike!!! If you haven't hiked at least 10 miles in the last month this may not be the hike for you and I may e-mail you to see if you feel up to the challenge.
Dogs?: As long as your dog is friendly to both people and other dogs, feel free to bring it, but also please have a leash with you as we will hike on or near roads that may have cars on them.
Water: It is recommended that you bring at least 2 liters of fluid per person, more if you bring a dog.
What else to bring: Lunch and/or trail snacks. We'll have lunch at the turnaround. And of course wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions which may be warmish.
Hike Description: Mostly the hike is a fairly gradual climbs and descents on a well-marked trail through a fairly dry hardwood forest. There are not many long range views as we are within the trees for most of the hike. We will pass a small cemetary along the way and probably have lunch at the turnaround point.