I'm renting a car to go to the 'Dacks this weekend. If any other NYC hikers want to carpool and share the cost of the car and gas, you'd be more than welcome.
I have room for two people. I'm leaving Friday night and coming home Sunday night.
My girlfriend and I are doing some as of yet undecided peak bagging and backpacking, but I'm more than happy to drop you off and pick you up at whatever trailhead or location you want as long as it's in the High Peaks Region. Which is to say, if you ride up with me, you're still free to do your own thing once we get there.
Let me know if you're interested.