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Mountain to the Sea Trail (MST) Section 2. Drive up Friday Night. Shuttle our Vehicles from Pisgah Inn (the finish) to the start (waterrock knob). We will camp at Waterrock (there's a camp spot for us). Saturday: We start @ 7am from Waterrock Knob. We will eat along the trail, and around 10am stop for a true Breakfast with Coffee. This will allow us to rest a little and get more energy into our bodies. Then we will hike till 12:30-1pm and eat a good lunch (practically a dinner size meal). Then we will push ourselves to about 5-6pm will about 20 miles for the first day. Sunday: Same format, start @ 7am, eat at 10am, then 1pm, then dinner. Till we get at least 20 miles in. Monday: Same thing, but we hike to finish. I'll be taking off Tuesday because the Drive back to Atl is about 3.5 hrs and I'll camp at waterrock knob and drive back in the morning. I'm sure there's many questions. This is a very challenging hike. Packing a lot of food is a must because we will be burning 500 - 600 cals per hour of hiking, so factor that in, we will be burning at least 6,000 cals per day. It's a tough hike.
Standing Bear Farm/Hostel
Smoky mountain is calling! This time, we are doing 3 days and 2 nights up in great smoky mountain on Appalachian trail. Meet at Standing bear farm then shuttle back to Gatlinburg, TN. We might need nice weather for this trip because we are going for Mountain view. if rain storm in the air we will reschedule. Saturday June 8 Hike from Gatlinburg (207.1) to Pecks corner shelter (217.3) about 11 miles I heard their are fantastic view from Charlie's summit (miles 211) Sunday June 9 Hike from Pecks corner shelter (217.3) to Cosby knob shelter (229.9) about 12.6 miles. Gonna be a long day but good workout. Monday June 10 Hike from Cosby knob shelter (229.9) to Standing bear farm (240.6) where we park our cars. It is about 10 miles. Option if you want to get up early to see sunrise at Mt cammerer fire tower (miles 232) you need to leave Cosby knob shelter before sunrise. PS : You need to get a permit to camp in Great Smoky Mountains. Backcountry reservation fees are $4.00 per person, per nigh. You need two nights permit for pecks corner shelter and Cosby knob shelter. Here is the link https://smokiespermits.nps.gov/index.cfm?BCPermitTypeID=1 Please bring $10 for car polling/shuttle. We are sharing gas, wear and tear on the car. Please leave your pup at home :-(
AT section hike in NC. We are doing 3 days and 2 nights outside smoky mountain. But it is still one of the beautiful areas on Appalachian trail. Good view of snowbird mountain, walnut mountain. We will meet at AT trailhead in hot springs then shuttle to AT Standing bear trailhead. We might need nice weather for this trip because we are going for Mountain view. if rain storm in the air we will reschedule. Saturday Hike from Standing Bear (240.6) to Brown Gap campsite (250.4) about 10 miles. But I do like to make it to Max Patch (253.9) for camping overnight about 2.5 more. It is fantastic view for sunrise/sunset. But will see. Sunday Hike from Brown Gap or Max Patch to campsite near Catpen Gap (262). It is a meadow with good view. Need to carry water in. Monday Hike from Catpen's Campsite to hot spring (273.7) About 11 miles. Hike out to our car. PS : Please bring $10 for car polling/shuttle. We are sharing gas, wear and tear on the car.